TITLE

Oral Argument in the Appellate Court

AUTHOR(S)
KELEHER, CHRISTOPHER
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
Bench & Bar of Minnesota;Nov2012, Vol. 69 Issue 10, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses key fundamentals related to the effective oral argument in the U.S. appellate court. It suggests the appellate advocates to offer a polished oral presentation of the specific case and to answer the questions calmly that trouble the judges. It also suggests preparing for an argument during the time between the conclusion of briefing and argument that will keep the relevant point of the case fresh in the mind.
ACCESSION #
83744889

 

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