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Oral Argument Updates

The Third District plans to return to in-person oral argument with the possibility of some form of remote arguments on a limited basis. The court would like to know how attorneys feel about resuming in-person oral arguments and is conducting a survey. Information about the survey is available on the Third District's homepage here (external link) (see the March 7 announcement). Responses are due by March 25, 2022.

The Fifth District recently released a memo indicating that in-person and video oral arguments will begin in May. They are arranging the capability to have attorneys in court and via video on the same case. If you are arguing in court, you will be able to see the party appearing via video. If you are arguing remotely, you will be able to see all the justices and the opposing party. The justices will have individual monitors on the bench and will be able to view all parties.






Verifying CCAP Has Received Service Documents

To help facilitate the processing of panel claims, CCAP is going to begin verifying we have received all documents that have been filed in a case once the court's opinion is filed. Support staff may reach out to you to request any missing documents based on our review of the court's docket and the case documents we have received. Please provide the requested documents to help prevent delays in the processing of your claim once it is submitted.







Interim COVID-19 Claims Extended through June 30, 2022

The JCC has approved an extension for submission of additional interim COVID-19 claims through the end of the 2021-2022 fiscal year, i.e. June 30, 2022. This includes:

--A pre-AOB interim claim: (1) where the record length exceeds 1,500 pages, and (2) where counsel has been waiting for an augmented or corrected record longer than 90 days; and
--An additional, post-AOB interim claim may be submitted after the reply brief is filed.

The letter from the JCC authorizing the extension is available here (link to PDF). Categories of billable time for these claims are explained in the joint-project memo, which is available here (link to PDF).

CCAP Webpage with COVID-19 Updates

CCAP has created a webpage for COVID-19 announcements. Going forward, we will use this webpage to communicate COVID-19 updates from our courts (as we learn about them) and CCAP. Please refer to this webpage and to the courts' homepages for updates on this developing situation.