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Cross-appeal oral argument

Are there separate oral arguments for cross-appeals?

No. When there is a cross-appeal, the appeal and cross-appeal are argued together.

How do you divide your time at oral argument?

Usually you have 15 minutes total. It is your choice as to how much time you will use to argue the appeal and the cross-appeal issues. Make sure you organize your time to cover everything you want to discuss.

Who goes first ?

It is just like a normal oral argument.

  1. Appellant / Cross-appellee speaks first. You can reserve time for rebuttal.
  2. Appellee / Cross-appellant speaks second. You do not get any time for rebuttal.
  3. If Appellant / Cross-appellee has any time left, you can use it for rebuttal.

How do you prepare for oral argument?

For detailed information, read our oral argument section.


Rev. 02 January 2007
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