CCL President Robert Peck moderated a panel of Supreme Court advocates discussing how arguments have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Peck posed questions and shared insights with Tom Goldstein of Goldstein & Russell and co-founder of SCOTUSBlog, Deepak Gupta of Gupta Wessler, and Roman Martinez of Lathan & Watkins.

     The three panelists had argued cases during 2020, using the telephone format that the Court had adopted. The hour-long conversation covered the technological set-up each used, the changes they made to the way they normally prepare for Supreme Court arguments, the surprises that occurred that required last-minute adjustments, their tips for dealing with each justice having a short period of time for questioning in order of seniority, and how the change might affect oral arguments when they return to being in-person.

     The panel was sponsored by the ABA Litigation Section's Appellate Advocacy Committee.