Mr. Bird is a fellow and director of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a member and past president of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He is a 1973 graduate of King Hall School of Law, University of California, Davis, where he was an editor of the law review and a member of the school’s national moot court team. He clerked for Hon. Robert Boochever, then Associate Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court and now retired from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Bird is also an author of appellate practice articles and chapters of practice manuals.