Cal. Litig. 2017, Volume 30, Number 1

My First Appellate Argument

By Yen-Shyang Tseng

As an associate aspiring to become an appellate specialist, I was excited (and nervous) for my first opportunity to argue before the California Court of Appeal. I had about three weeks to prepare, and there was much to be done before I would be ready. I took the advice of countless articles and prepared by mastering the record and the law and by practicing the form and delivery of my argument.

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Preparation Part I: Mastering the Record and the Law

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