- The reason or reasons offered for or against
formal oral or written presentation of such reasons intended to convince or
section of an appellate or trial brief in which a party pre-sents its
interpretation of the law.
At a trial, the final statement given by the parties or their
attorneys to the judge or jury, before deliberation, in which they summarize
the evidence and the applicable law, present their interpretation of the same,
and ask that a judgment or verdict be reached in their or their clients’
A party or his attorney’s oral presentation to a court stating the factual and
legal reasons why the court should decide a legal issue or take particular
action in their favor.
- The procedure by which such
arguments from all parties are heard by the court.
The oral, and sometimes written, presentation of additional arguments to a
court on a matter previously argued before the court, but on which no decision
has yet been rendered, for the purpose of advising the court of some
controlling appellate court decision or principle of law that was previously
overlooked or of some misapprehension of facts. See also reconsideration and rehearing