Ahead of the Supreme Court’s First Telephonic Arguments, Some Tips From the Trenches

National Law Journal

16 Apr 2020

Joe Palmore, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice group and managing partner of for the Washington, D.C. office, wrote a column for the National Law Journal discussing his first telephonic oral argument before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, sharing his thoughts on what made it a successful session and how to apply those best practices for future U.S. Supreme Court arguments via teleconference.

“I commend the [Supreme] Court for proceeding with oral arguments,” Joe wrote. “With careful planning and communication, its telephone sessions will be successful. And they will provide the public valuable access to a part of their government that has shown admirable flexibility in proceeding with its business in these difficult times.”

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