Jane A. Restani


There seems to be a prevailing assumption that advocacy before the United States Court of International Trade (CIT or the court) somehow differs from advocacy in general. I suggest that to a large degree it does not. Despite the similarities to practice in other courts, there are a few matters worth noting about practice in a court that is designed to interpret a few statutes in a uniform manner, especially statutes that are intended to be comprehensive. Now that I have stated the general rules, I would like to mention a few somewhat more philosophical considerations and exceptions.