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always Appealing: What Color is Your Mask?

August 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Catherine Wright Smith

A sartorial guide to appellate argument in plague times.

This is the first of a planned series of columns by its members that will address current issues in appellate practice and recent appellate cases.

The members of our 5-lawyer firm usually make 30 or more merits arguments a year in the appellate courts of this state. Although the days leading up to an argument are a time of intense work — strategy sessions with colleagues, and lots of solo time spent in short term memorization of the relevant record and statutory and case law — I have never thought much about the...

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