Appellate Judges Reveal Pet Peeves, Winning Strategies

Law360, New York (April 22, 2010, 7:09 PM EDT) -- Among the many do's and don'ts when arguing before an appellate court is one judges say is just common sense: Don't interrupt.

“I'm allowed to interrupt you. You aren't allowed to interrupt me,” said Judge Robert Smith of the New York Court of Appeals at the annual conference of the American Bar Association's litigation section.

Smith joined recently confirmed Judge Joseph A. Greenaway Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Reena Raggi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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