De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog

De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog

Jay O’Keeffe practices with Johnson, Rosen & O’Keeffe LLC. in Roanoke, Virginia, where he splits his time between appellate and business litigation. read more

Category Archives: Oral Argument

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The Curmudgeon Argues

Posted in Appellate Practice, Oral Argument
And we’re back after a short holiday break. I hope that you all were able to take a little time out of your schedules to enjoy the season. For Christmas this year, Carrie got me The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law by Mark Herrmann. It’s just perfect. If you haven’t read the book, I highly recommend it. Herrmann,… Continue Reading

Free Appellate CLE October 19th in Richmond

Posted in Oral Argument
On October 19th from 3:00-5:30 p.m., the VSB’s Appellate Practice Committee will present a free appellate CLE at LeClair Ryan’s Riverfront Plaza office in Richmond. The Committee’s last CLE, or “symposium,” was by all accounts a big hit. Justice (let’s hope soon to be Judge) Keenan participated, and shared some sound observations and advice. I expect the October… Continue Reading

Chief Justice Hassell to Miss September Session

Posted in News, Oral Argument
The VLW Blog reports that Chief Justice Hassell was hospitalized recently with an infection and will not participate in the Supreme Court of Virginia’s oral argument session next week. The story is here. One of the Court’s senior justices will likely sit in for him during his absence. We wish the Chief a speedy recovery, and are… Continue Reading

Thoughts on Oral Argument from Around the Web

Posted in Oral Argument
As a follow up to our earlier discussion about oral argument, here are some additional thoughts from around the web. Eugene Volokh spent a few posts last week blogging on Mayer Brown’s treatise on federal appellate practice, with items on oral argument here and here. These posts, and the comments they’ve generated, are worth your time. Two… Continue Reading

Free Appellate CLE July 13th in Alexandria

Posted in Appellate Practice, Oral Argument
The State Bar’s Appellate Practice Committee has scheduled a free CLE for July 13th at 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the courthouse in Alexandria. The CLE will focus on oral argument and include an illustrative moot court. The timing is pretty convenient, because the Supreme Court will be hearing writ arguments in Alexandria the following day. And the price is right.… Continue Reading