Appellate Issues Guest Article: Presenting Your First Oral Argument

08/27/2013


Congratulations! After several long years of toiling in the trenches, you have finally landed your first oral argument. This is the moment that you have been waiting for. It’s new. It’s exciting. It’s also a little terrifying. Now what?

Preparation is everything.
The good news for young attorneys is that oral argument is less about experience and more about preparation. A well-prepared associate can out-perform even a veteran advocate.

There is no single way to prepare for an oral argument, but the following is a good roadmap for most people.

Excerpted from the Appellate Issues, August 27,2013. To view full article, click here. 

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