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.