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If you can’t afford to travel for oral argument in the U.S. 5th Circuit

Here’s an interesting tip I picked up at the recent U.S. Fifth Circuit seminar, courtesy of Judge Priscilla Owen: If you or your client cannot afford the cost of travel for oral argument, say so in the brief, in the statement regarding oral argument. The judges will consider those statements when deciding whether to docket the case for oral argument.


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Good tip, though I also recall attending that CLE a year or two ago, and the judges telling us that if you're the appellant and you don't get argument granted, then good luck with that. Perhaps they make allowances in hardship cases.

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