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A Judge’s Tips for Arguing Remote Appeals in the Second Circuit

Publisher: Law.com
January 7, 2021
Day Pitney Author(s) Christopher Droney

Judge Christopher Droney authored, "A Judge's Tips for Arguing Remote Appeals in the Second Circuit," for the Connecticut Law Tribune's online publication, Law.com. The article discusses the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit conducting oral arguments on all appeals remotely. Originally, the Court website indicated that all appeals would be argued by audio only. However, for the past few months, about one-half of oral arguments have been conducted by video via Zoom. The panel hearing the appeal makes the decision on which approach to take, and counsel is notified about six weeks before the scheduled date if Zoom is the decided route.

Judge Droney gives key tips to those who are arguing over Zoom, including ensuring all equipment works well on the platform, using a "road map" at the beginning to alert judges as to the issues you will cover and more.

Read the full article here.


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