Junior Lawyers Can Receive Additional Argument Time, PTAB Litigation Blog

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As fewer cases go to trial nowadays, judges have long been mindful of providing young lawyers with “stand-up” opportunities.  For example, Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California, in his Standing Order, “strongly encourages lead counsel to permit young lawyers to examine witnesses at trial and to have an important role.  It is the way one generation will teach the next to try cases and to maintain our district’s reputation for excellence in trial practice.”

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