RULE 2:11. ARGUMENT; DETERMINATION; COSTS; REHEARING 2:11-1. Appellate Calendar; Oral Argument
(a) Calendar. The clerk of the appellate court shall enter all appeals upon a docket in chronological order and, except for appeals on leave granted or from orders compelling or denying arbitration which shall be entitled to a preference, cases shall be argued or submitted for consideration without argument in the order of perfection, insofar as practicable, unless the court otherwise directs with respect to a category of cases or unless the court enters an order of acceleration as to a particular appeal on its own or a party’s motion.
(b) Oral Argument.
(1) n the Supreme Court, appeals shall be argued orally unless the court dispenses with argument.
(2) In the Appellate Division, appeals shall be submitted for consideration without argument, unless argument is requested by one of the parties within 14 days after service of the respondent’s brief or is ordered by the court. Such request shall be made by a separate captioned paper filed with the Clerk in duplicate. The clerk shall notify counsel of the assigned argument date. If one of the parties has filed a timely request for oral argument, the other parties may rely upon that request and need not file their own separate requests for argument. A party may withdraw its request for oral argument only if it has the consent to do so from all other parties participating in the appeal.
(3) Counsel shall not be permitted to argue for a party who has neither filed a brief nor joined in another party’s brief. The appellant shall be entitled to open and conclude argument. An appeal and cross appeal shall be argued together, the party first appealing being entitled to open and conclude, unless the court otherwise orders. Unless the court determines more time is necessary, each party will be allowed 30 minutes for argument in the Supreme Court and 15 minutes in the Appellate Division, but the court may terminate the argument at any time it deems the issues adequately argued. No more than two attorneys will be heard for each party in the Appellate Division, and one attorney will be heard for each party in the Supreme Court, unless the Court otherwise orders. An attorney will not be permitted to read at length from the briefs, appendices, transcripts or decision.