NJ Appellate Courts See 23% Drop In Oral Argument Requests

Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT) -- Parties turning to New Jersey's Appellate Division have made fewer and fewer requests for oral argument during the past 10 years, and attorneys say the reasons behind that 23 percent drop could range from costs to a belief that passing on argument will speed an appeal's resolution.

Some may also downplay the benefits of oral argument on appeal, but experts who spoke with Law360 were adamant that such in-person dialogue remains a valuable tool for both litigants and judges.

“I think oral arguments can be useful...
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