Oral Arguments Guide for Counsel - page 4

GUIDE FOR COUNSEL, PART II
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR VETERANS CLAIMS
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I. INTRODUCTION
This guide is designed to assist attorneys and non-attorney practitioners preparing cases for
argument before this Court, especially those who have not previously argued here. It is not a
substitute for the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure. Counsel should familiarize themselves
with the Rules of Practice and Procedure that are available on the Court's Website at
The Clerk will notify counsel when the Court enters an order setting the date and time for
oral argument. Please read the Rules of Practice and Procedure and this guide carefully, as they set
forth guidance for counsel. Any questions counsel have should be directed to the Clerk's Office (ph.
202-501-5980). Counsel may also write the Clerk's Office at U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans
Claims, 625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004-2950. All records are kept
by docket number; it is important that counsel have the docket number at hand when seeking
information. IMPORTANT: The Clerk's Office must be notified immediately of any changes,
including any change of counsel. The Clerk's Office relies upon those attorneys listed as counsel of
record for all communications, as do parties interested in filing amicus briefs. Entering counsel must
file a notice of appearance; withdrawal requires Court approval - see Rule 46.
II. ORAL ARGUMENT
A. SCHEDULE & PREPARATION
Oral arguments are normally conducted during the second and fourth weeks of every month
T h e o r a l a r g u m e n t s c h e d u l e i s o n t h e C o u r t ' s w e b s i t e a t
. Arguments are scheduled on Tuesday
through Thursday of each week when oral argument is held. Unless the Court directs otherwise,
each side is allowed one-half hour for argument. If the Court hears more than one argument in a
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