March 26, 2014 Articles

Women Justices Speak Out: On Mentoring, Leadership, and Effective Advocacy

By M.C. Sungaila

Judges give their insights into effective briefing and oral argument and talk about the mentors who made a difference in their careers.

Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice, California Supreme Court (2011–present)

Q: What is the one thing you wish lawyers appearing before you would do that would help you and your colleagues decide cases?

Be prepared. We absolutely rely on cogent, well-written briefs and well-articulated oral arguments to help guide our decision making.

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