If your tribunal has no idea what you’re saying, then it’s safe to assume you’ve gotten off on the wrong foot.

Plaintiff claims that the ALJ’s decision should be reversed, but his brief, which was prepared by counsel, is so poorly drafted that it is difficult to identify the arguments he is making in support of that conclusion.  Encarnacion v. Astrue  2009 WL 2842737, 11 -12  (S.D.N.Y.,2009)

See a trend here?  The worst way to set up oral argument is to leave the Courts at a loss to know what your argument will be. This Georgia court not only blasted the plaintiff, but praised the much better prepared defense.

Proper review of this Motion has been complicated by the inadequacy of Plaintiff’s response.  Plaintiff’s brief (Doc. 46) is poorly drafted, and it is difficult to discern the outline of her argument within its text. Plaintiff’s evidentiary support for her claims is similarly lacking. Defendant, meanwhile, has submitted a substantial body of evidentiary materials to support its Motion, in the form of affidavits, documents, and the deposition of the Plaintiff.  Welch v. Mercer University  2008 WL 1990336, 2  (M.D.Ga.,2008)