August 24, 2015 Articles

Effective Oral Argument and Reflections on the Roberts Court

The Appellate Practice Committee recently presented three CLE programs discussing these topics.

By Stephen Feldman and Lance Curry

What techniques make for an effective oral argument?

This question is at the heart of two programs that the ABA Appellate Practice Committee presented at the ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference in April and at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago in July 2015.

The Appellate Practice Committee also presented a third program at the ABA Annual Meeting: a panel discussion of U.S. Supreme Court experts about the first 10 years of the Roberts Court. The program was one of the centerpiece CLE programs at the annual meeting. This article discusses all three programs. The committee encourages all of its members to attend the programs at the annual meetings.

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