NE02 Appellate Oral Argument from the Inside Out (2020CLC)

September 14, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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The Negotiation Track

Presented by the Appellate Advocacy Section

About the Program

In this hour-long seminar, attendees will observe a 30 minute mock oral argument by two experienced appellate advocates before a panel of current and former Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Court judges. The mock oral argument will be followed by a 30 minute debriefing, discussion, and question and answer session with the mock oral argument judges and advocates regarding their experiences, perspectives, and thoughts on the subject of effective, skillful appellate oral argument.

You Will Learn

  • How to structure and present an effective appellate oral argument
  • How to handle questions from appellate judges
  • Best practices and things to avoid in appellate oral argument

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (Skills)


Mullins Hon. Raheem L. Mullins
Connecticut Supreme Court, Hartford

Judge William Bright Hon. William H. Bright
Connecticut Appellate Court, Hartford

Joette Katz Hon. Joette Katz (Ret.)
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford

Clare Kindall Clare Kindall
Office of the Attorney General, Hartford

Daniel Scholfield Daniel P. Scholfield
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport


!No-Headshot Jessie Opinion
Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts, Hartford