After oral arguments at Emory University School of Law on Thursday, Georgia Court of Appeals Chief Judge Amanda Mercier, Presiding Judge M. Yvette Miller and Judge Kenneth Hodges III answered questions about what they expect from attorneys arguing in their court and what lawyers should consider when citing cases from other jurisdictions and an inside look of their deliberation process.

A photo of Amanda Mercier at the Georgia Court of Appeals. Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals Amanda Mercier. (Credit: Alex Anteau/ALM)

Typically, the judges said they choose to hear oral arguments on cases with novel issues, issues of first impression or issues with conflicting case law.

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