• Why You Should Argue Your Appeal
  • August 3, 2017 | Author: Stewart G. Milch
  • Law Firm: Goldberg Segalla LLP - New York Office
  • Law360, New York (July 10, 2017, 1:02 PM EDT) – Conventional wisdom and more than one judge says that oral argument is a mere formality; that in courts where judges read brief in advance, their minds are made up and will rarely if ever change. In fact, one writer claim “[1] So, does oral argument really matter? Is it worth the time, effort, and inevitable gut-wrenching discomfort to stand before a panel of judges, answering rapid-fire questions? In a word, yes. Here’s why.