While the Appellate Division, First Department, has generally operated well over the years, certain adjustments may not only save time, money and effort, but also improve the quality and efficiency of our work.
1. Stagger Oral Argument: All attorneys are required to be present for the 2 p.m. calendar call, and must wait until their case is reached. This often causes lawyers to bill clients for waiting time. We should consider implementing staggered calendars which have been adopted in some trial courts.
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