Moot Court

The Appellate Practice Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County is pleased to offer Moot Court to all BAEC members. Moot Court encompass a roster of well qualified attorneys who will be available to periodically serve on ad hoc three attorney panels which will hear practice oral arguments for upcoming appeals.

Moot Court is intended for any attorney who has an appellate oral argument presently scheduled. This opportunity is for both new and experienced attorneys. State, federal, criminal and civil cases are all welcome. Whether you’ve never argued an appellate case before, you just feel rusty, or perhaps you are an experienced attorney that has a difficult issue to argue, this is a process for you.

This practice argument may be conducted in private at the Bar Association, a law office, or virtually (e.g. Zoom or MS Teams).

The attorneys on the particular panel will have, of course, become familiar with the briefs and the case beforehand. Questions will be posed of the arguing attorney, just like in court, and feedback will be given afterwards. Arguments may be conducted in confidence if the arguing attorney so chooses.

Utilizing Moot Court

Attorneys interested in mooting their cases should notify the Appellate Practice Committee at least one month before you would like your moot court to be held. Please email Erin A. Tresmond at to arrange your moot court session with the panel.

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