There is a Reason for All Those Pesky Rules

March 16, 2020

We wrote last month about the basic rules of common sense and etiquette that govern oral argument. The article was prompted by a recent Second Circuit case report concerning a lawyer who had not only failed to observe those rules, but did so with such style and verve that he was told to sit down even though his argument was not finished, and ultimately thrown out of the courtroom. See Eric Magnuson & Steve Safranski, Briefly: It’s about them, not you, Minnesota Lawyer (Feb. 14, 2020).

The articles on our website include some of the publications and papers authored by our attorneys, both before and after they joined our firm. The content of these articles should not be taken as legal advice. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of Robins Kaplan LLP.

Disclaimer

Eric J. Magnuson

Partner

Chair, Appellate Practice
Pronouns: he/his

Back to Top