Hey fellow forumers (forumees ? ), as a SRL in a final family law hearing I need to start focusing on upcoming D-date and I am curious if there is an official "rule" or such as to the length/duration of my opening argument/address when the hearing kicks off? I believe I get first dibs to "paint the picture" and whilst not wanting an hour or so I do wish to state my case a certain way. Due to previous treatment throughout, I'm wishing to know can the respondent's counsel "butt in" or whine to the judge that they believe I am disrespecting the occasion? I would imagine there must be some time limit even if only an agreed unofficial span of time. Also whilst asking the question I would be interested to hear if any former SRL's felt "pressured" etc. into cutting their own speech short or told to hurry-god forbid? Cheers.