/ May 21, 2008

A Justice Like We’ve Never Seen Before

A handful of lawyers were lucky enough to receive the advice of one of our country’s most prominent judges. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia was present at a dinner for the 7th Circuit Bar Association earlier this week and was heard giving a few rare and valuable tips. Scalia focused on the importance of professionalism when presenting a case before a judge. He remarked that when delivering a case, the specific language chosen can be critical to the result. In addition to his more serious tone, Scalia also lent some humor to the speech remarking on the various color choices for brief covers. This particular advice should come as no surprise as in recent weeks Scalia has been making several appearances to publicize the release of his new book, “Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges.” The increase in public appearances, an atypical move for a Supreme Court justice, has allowed people to get an inside look at the makings of a justice and his decisions.

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