A month ago, when opposing counsel’s briefs arrive at my office: I’m not going to read this until closer to the oral argument.
A week ago: I’ll prepare for that motion argument next week.
Monday: I’ll prepare for that motion argument Wednesday.
Wednesday: I’ll prepare for the motion argument Friday morning.
En route to the far away suburban court to argue that motion, Friday morning, in the car, to myself, having not prepped yet:
“Shit, I left the briefs at the office yesterday...Shit. Shit. Shit.”I’m going to put my Second City training to good use: it’s called impromptu oral argument.