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Tips for oral arguments in moot court?

So I've been selected to participate in a major moot court at my law school (to be judged by a member of the Court of Appeal), but I'm totally clueless about oral arguments (I was selected on the basis of my written brief). Does anyone have any practical tips to share with a first-time mooter? I've been told to speak slowly and answer all questions directly, but are there any non-obvious things that I should be doing/aware of as well? What would be the best way to pivot questions back to the main theme of my case? Any help/advice welcome!
posted by AtavisticApple on May 1, 2014 - 16 answers

Air BnB Legal Question!

I need to send some legal documents (a wage garnishment assignment from a spousal support court judgement) to the appropriate department at AirBnB. The garnishment is for one of their employees, my ex-husband. I am having trouble locating the appropriate contact at AirBnB. Does anyone have an email address or direct phone number for either the legal department or Accounts Payable? [more inside]
posted by ananci on Apr 21, 2014 - 10 answers

First amendment, corruption, and McCutcheon

Not being a lawyer -- but being deeply interested in capture and corruption of government officials -- I'm very curious about possible knock-on effects of the recent ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC. In particular, the majority opinion states, a few times, that Congress can only target quid pro quo corruption. My question is, essentially, how broadly applicable is the ruling going to be? Is the context limited to campaign finance, or was Roberts really saying that there's no pressing government interest in going after non-quid-pro-quo corruption in any form or any context? [more inside]
posted by cgs06 on Apr 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Landlord from hell saga continues...

Building off of the landlord theme from today...I posted about this 5 0r so months ago. We assembled our paperwork, took advantage of some pro bono consultations, and then filed in small claims. But they were unable to serve her and last week I discovered that she's libeled us on the website www.terriblerenters.com. We're seeking an experienced counsel, but in the meantime need help thinking this through. [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard on Mar 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Advice about a traffic violation, mandatory court appearance.

How much will this traffic violation cost me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Can I win this, and how?

Defending a parking ticket appeal in court -- is my evidence sufficient, and should I mail it in or attend court in person? [more inside]
posted by six-or-six-thirty on Jan 6, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I become a legal guardian in New Jersey?

How do I petition the court to become my little brother's legal guardian in New Jersey? A little background: My mother has a terminal disease, which may also cause her to be mentally incapacitated at some point (thanks in advance for the condolences). My little brother is 15 and lives at home with my mom. My mom has made it clear to myself and people around her that she wants me to become his guardian after she dies. But, I have had little luck figuring out the actual legal process for initiating the process. [more inside]
posted by runcibleshaw on Oct 24, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me find a fantasy book in which the ex-king is turned into a deformed midget court jester.

Help me find a fantasy book in which the ex-king is turned into a deformed midget court jester. [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Feb 24, 2011 - 3 answers

What should I expect in traffic court?

I have a date in traffic court coming up, for choosing to plead not guilty to a moving violation. What should I expect? I've never been to court before. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Nov 29, 2010 - 22 answers

How can I submit a statement to a court regarding the defendant in a hearing?

How can I submit a personal statement to a court regarding the defendant in a hearing in Cook County, Illinois? [more inside]
posted by dvrcthewrld on Jul 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Traffic Court Blues

My wife has a ticket in North Charleston for Careless Operation. The officer told her that the $255 ticket would be reduced when she showed up in court. How much will it be reduced, and is it worth asking for the court date to be changed? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jul 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Legal help in Suffolk County, NY

Free/low cost legal help in Suffolk County, NY [more inside]
posted by ginagina on Apr 27, 2010 - 3 answers

See you in court?

Should a plaintiff provide copies of her smalls claims court lawsuit papers to the insurance company of the party she is suing? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Mar 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Aboriginal self-government in Canada

I need Canadian Supreme Court cases involving aboriginal self-government. [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on Apr 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Bringing my ex to Small Claims Court

I am suing my ex in small claims court for my Xbox 360, please review the evidence and help me out. [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Mar 9, 2009 - 31 answers

How do PI's dig up dirt on people?

Where can I find out more about the investigation techniques used by private investigators? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 19, 2009 - 9 answers

29mph over in Michigan - Idiot step brother - 79 in a 50 - What are we looking at?

Michigan Speeding - Step brother got hit for going 79 in a 50 - 29 friggin miles over in a car i co-signed ... info no where to be found on MI.gov... [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Dec 25, 2008 - 6 answers

$1000 hanging over my head

Am I screwing myself by not filing a motion in court? Does it really matter in the long run? [more inside]
posted by hulahulagirl on Nov 20, 2008 - 23 answers

Can I ignore this ticket?

What should I do with an exorbitant traffic ticket from NV? I live in Canada, with an Australian passport, and visit the US semi-regularly. Oh yeah, and I didn't do it... [more inside]
posted by chromatist on Nov 19, 2008 - 12 answers

Northfield's finest have nothing better to do...

North Chicago suburbs speeding ticket with a CA drivers license. To plead guilty or not? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Apr 24, 2007 - 14 answers

What were the court costs in Jarndyce?

What were the court costs in Jarndyce? (Spoilers inside if you aren't familiar with Bleak House.) [more inside]
posted by languagehat on May 29, 2006 - 2 answers

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