On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, partner Sarah Harris will speak on a panel titled “Arguing Your First Case at the U.S. Supreme Court,” hosted by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Appellate Practice Committee. The panelists will cover:
- How does one prepare to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court?
- How does arguing in front of the Supreme Court compare to arguments in the federal appellate or state supreme courts?
- How has COVID-19 affected the experience?
Sarah has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts across the country. She has been recognized in the appellate field as a “Rising Star” by The National Law Journal and as a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500. This past year, Sarah argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Salinas v. United States Railroad Retirement Board, where the question presented was whether courts of appeals have jurisdiction to review the Railroad Retirement Board’s decisions denying requests to reopen a prior benefits determination. In a 5-4 opinion authored by Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Sarah’s client, holding that the Board’s refusal to reopen a prior denial of benefits is subject to judicial review.*
Click here to learn more about the ABA Appellate Practice Committee Virtual Roundtable.
* All cases vary and none is predictive.