May 27, 2020 Appellate Issues | Spring 2020 | Council of Appellate Lawyers

Editor's Note

By Nancy M. Olson

During these uncertain times, some days it feels like everything is changing, from the big picture down to the small details. Law practice generally, and appellate practice specifically, has not been immune. As attorneys, judges, and court staff adjust to working from home during the pandemic, one big adjustment is the lack of in-person oral arguments. Instead of presenting argument mere feet away from a panel of judges, attorneys and courts are moving into the realm of remote oral arguments. To assist you in adapting to this new “normal,” and building upon a recent CAL webinar on this topic, this special edition of Appellate Issues includes timely articles regarding presentation of telephonic arguments, presentation of videoconference arguments, and an article recapping the timely webinar. I hope these articles are useful to your practice, and I look forward to seeing many of you in person as soon as practicable.     

As always, thank you for reading and please email me if you would like to write for a future edition of Appellate Issues