Using a virtual background during video oral argument
Appellate Defenders encourages a professional background to enhance credibility and minimize distractions. Using a virtual background during argument can help counsel present a professional image when appearing by video from home.
Division One encourages a professional background. The court will begin using a virtual background behind the justices during oral argument. The court does not require the same from counsel but does encourage it. The court uses WebEx for oral argument. Instructions for using virtual backgrounds are available on the WebEx website here.
Division Two takes no position on the use of a virtual background but encourages a professional background. The court uses BlueJeans for video oral argument. For counsel who wish to use a virtual background instructions are available on the BlueJeans website here.
Division Three plans to transition from telephonic to video arguments in October. The court encourages a professional background. The court has chosen BlueJeans as the platform for their video oral arguments.
Special interim claims due to coronavirus.
Create an Early Interim to submit a pre-AOB claim when the record is over 1500 pages long or the augmented or corrected record has not been filed for 90 days. Claim time only for record review. Do not claim any other time or expense.
Create a Supplemental Interim to submit a claim after you have filed the reply brief. The claim is cumulative and the time and expenses you claimed on prior claims will populate. Do not make changes to the prepopulated entries. Add time only for reviewing the respondent's brief and preparing the reply brief. Do not add any other time or expense to the claim.
Please contact Dave Rankin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, need assistance, or are seeking project authorization to submit other claims due to financial hardship.
ADI operations during coronavirus.
ADI's physical office is closed until further notice. We have procedures in place to receive shipments sent through the U.S. Mail or commercial shipping companies. We do not have procedures for hand deliveries from attorneys or clients.
To the extent possible, please email transcripts and documents to the staff attorney assigned to your case, or if unknown, to our e-service address at email@example.com.
We have developed remote operating procedures that we began using on Wednesday, March 18th. Staff attorneys are accessible by email. Voicemails are automatically forwarded by email to staff attorneys. We encourage email communications to all ADI personnel at this time.
We have been transmitting claims using our new remote procedures. The JCC has developed processes to review, approve, and pay claims remotely, and our daily transmission reports from the JCC confirm that claims are going to Accounting on a regular basis and being paid.
We will update this page as developments warrant. If you have specific questions, feel free to email Dave Rankin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be safe, everyone.
Claim payment status queries.
The JCC does not guarantee payment within a certain amount of time. They strive to pay claims under $7,500.00 in 10 business days and claims $7,500.00 and above in 15 business days. Please wait to contact ADI about the status of a payment until the applicable time period has passed. For questions about the status of a payment, please contact Dave Rankin at email@example.com (x 133). Do not contact the JCC about status of payment.
Personal claims assistance for panel attorneys.
For personal assistance creating, preparing, or submitting a claim, please contact Lori Olthoff. (Look below for contact information.)
Paralegal Assistance: Please contact the paralegal with the corresponding terminal digit (last digit of the case number).
Din Villa at firstname.lastname@example.org (x 142) -- Digits 0, 8
John Diaz at email@example.com (x 158) -- Digits 1, 9
Kris Ritchie at firstname.lastname@example.org -- (x 159) -- Digits 3, 4
Kathy Hall at email@example.com (x 141) -- Digits 2, 6
Eric Fager at firstname.lastname@example.org (x 153) -- Digits 5, 7
General Questions or Concerns: Contact Kathy Hall at email@example.com (x 141)
For Claims Assistance: Please contact the claims processor with the corresponding terminal digit (last digit of the case number).
Omar Palacio at firstname.lastname@example.org (x 148) -- Digit 0
John Diaz at email@example.com (x 158) -- Digit 1
Eric Fager at firstname.lastname@example.org (x 153) -- Digits 3, 5, 7
Kris Ritchie at email@example.com (x 159) -- Digits 2, 4
Kathy Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org (x 141) -- Digit 6
Din Villa at email@example.com (x 142) -- Digit 8
Lori Olthoff at firstname.lastname@example.org (x 151) - Digit 9
General Questions or Concerns Contact Kathy Hall at email@example.com (x 141) or David Rankin at firstname.lastname@example.org (x133)
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