A Conversation With Court of Appeals Judges Theodora Gaïtas and Jon Schmidt

Event Description

In-Person Only Event

Judges Theodora Gaïtas and Jon Schmidt both began their legal careers as law clerks at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Following their clerkships, they both had successful careers in appellate practice. Judge Gaïtas and Judge Schmidt have returned to the Court of Appeals, where they both now serve as judges. In conjunction with the 40th anniversary celebration of the Court of Appeals, please join former MSBA Appellate Practice Section Council Chair Chris Bowman (also a former Court of Appeals clerk), as he speaks with Judge Gaïtas and Judge Schmidt about their time clerking on the Court of Appeals, their subsequent careers in appellate practice, how those experiences led to their appointments to the Court of Appeals, and their perspectives in that role.


Christopher Bowman, Shareholder, Madigan Dahl & Harlan PA


Judge Theodora Gaïtas, Minnesota Court of Appeals

Judge Jon Schmidt, Minnesota Court of Appeals

CLE Credits:  One Standard applied for: 495148


Appellate Law Section Member- Free
Member, not in section- $15
Non-member- $45
Law Student & New Admittee- Free

Clerks- Free, use code "Clerks" at checkout

Registration Deadline:  December 12th. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation:  This is an in person event only

Program Manager: Kelly Kozicky | kkozicky@mnbars.org | 612-278-6351

Payments/Cancellations: Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.


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Thursday, December 14, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55155