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Oral Argument: If You Fail to Prepare, You Prepare to Fail (1.0 General Participatory Credit and 1.0 Participatory Specialization Credit in Appellate Practice Applies)

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Date Published

November 5, 2019


San Diego County Bar Association


Appellate Practice Section


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Please join us for a presentation about effective preparation for oral argument in the courts of appeal. From moot courts to how to organize your outline, our panelists will provide detailed tips and discuss their many years of experience.

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Hon. Richard D. Huffman
Justice - , California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One

Justice Richard Huffman was appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal for the State of California by Governor George... Read More

Martin Buchanan, Esq.
Attorney - Law Office of Martin Buchanan

Martin N. Buchanan has his own practice specializing in civil appeals. He is certified as an appellate specialist by the... Read More

Michael Pulos, Esq.
Supervising Deputy Attorney General - Office of the Attorney General, San Diego

Michael Pulos is a Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals, Writs, and Trials section of the Office of... Read More

Helen Irza, Esq.
Staff Attorney - Appellate Defenders, Inc.

Helen was born and grew up in a small, woodsy, town in New Jersey. Twenty-two years later, she moved to California and earned... Read More

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Oral Argument: If You Fail to Prepare, You Prepare to Fail - Video
Oral Argument: If You Fail to Prepare, You Prepare to Fail - Paper
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