May it please the court. My name is ___________. And I represent the appellant/appellee __________. [I respectfully request one minute for rebuttal. - if appellant] [Catchy theme or policy sentence that weaves in critical facts of case – sentence or two – zinger.] Therefore, appellant/appellee respectfully requests that this court ___________ for [1,2,3] reasons. First, first reason. Second, second reason. Third, third reason. Turning to my first point:
First point: Similar to point heading of your brief.
Rule (statutes, cases)
Case description (case name, court name, year decided, facts, holding, reasoning)
Second point: Copy above format
Third point: Copy above format
For the reasons above, ___________________. [Request relief again]
May it please the court. I have [1,2] point(s) for rebuttal. The opposing counsel has stated _______. However, blah blah.
My outline followed that format. My bench was surprisingly cold. I didn't get questions until I got to my fourth point. It's always good to be prepared for that. I also included answers to possible questions they might have that I didn't necessarily want to discuss unless asked about.
This. But, you'll probably enter an appearance before the arguments, so you can lose the my name is/I represent.