I just learned of this critically "Important Notice to Litigants Regarding Oral Argument" fresh from the state-of-the-art bunker linotype machine (last refurbished in 1983!):
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO LITIGANTS REGARDING ORAL ARUGMENTHappy New Year!
Effective January 1, 2014, the Court has elected to adjust its practice of routinely granting oral argument on all final orders and judgments and non-final appeals to comport with Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.320. Oral argument will be heard by the Court only in those cases where it believes its consideration of the issues raised will be enhanced. That means you people really bore us. Blah blah blah legal citation etc. Try to spice things up! Maybe a visual, or a flowchart, or just a different inflection in your voice -- anything, seriously.
Counsel and litigants are requested to follow the same practice when deciding whether to request oral argument. We know you won't listen and you think any case you are involved in demands oral argument because it is the most important case in the universe. Sheesh, get over yourselves!
The parties are reminded that the Court has the authority to set a case for oral argument whether or not requested by a party, and routinely does so. What we are saying is we don't pay attention to what you recommend anyway, so don't worry about it.
The Court reserves the right to remove the case from the oral argument calendar at any time before the date of oral argument. The Court will provide the parties of as much notice as reasonably possible of the removal of a case from the calendar. BTW, "reasonably possible" means you could be waiting in the lawyer's lounge when you first hear we just cancelled your argument.