How Not to Handle Oral Argument

By September 16, 2011March 8th, 2019Oral Argument

I recently promised a little humor, so here you go.

In this video, produced for the Advanced Appellate Seminar put on last week by the State Bar Appellate Section and TexasBarCLE, Houston appellate lawyer David Holman demonstrates a number of things counsel should not do during oral argument.  The video was part of an "ethics intervention" in which Holman’s colleagues Russell Hollenbeck and Daryl Moore expressed concern about Holman’s "ethical lapses."  Richard Hogan appears as Holman’s opposing counsel in the video, which also features real-life Justices Martha Hill Jamison, Terry Jennings, and Sharon McCally.

Having this kind of material in a statewide CLE program shows why practicing appellate law in Texas is so special.

Within the next few days, I’ll post a similar video addressing motions for rehearing.