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RULE 218
ORAL ARGUMENT

(a) Conduct of Argument. The appellant shall open and close the argument. The opening argument shall include a statement of the relevant facts. Unless otherwise permitted by the court, counsel will not be permitted to read from books, briefs, records or authorities cited.

(b) Failure to Appear. If any party fails to appear, the court will hear argument on behalf of the parties present. If no party appears, the case will be decided on the briefs unless the court shall otherwise order.

(c) Length of Argument. The length of time allotted for oral argument shall be determined by the court. The clerk shall notify all parties of the time allotted.