Art 12: On the day of the final, the lawyers shall go on stage to plead their case. The order in which they go on stage will be drawn at random before the competition.
Art 13: Candidates shall have no more than 12 minutes to plead their case; should they speak for longer, they may incur a sanction from the jury (barred from receiving a prize).
Art 14: The oral pleading must conform to the written pleading submitted to the Mémorial.
Art 15: The ten candidates selected can plead in the language of their choosing. On the day of the final, a translation into French will be offered to the jury and the public.
Art 16: The candidates shall be judged on the subject matter (individual and real case), soundness of their arguments, strength of conviction, their oratorical skill and keeping to the le time limit.
Art 17: Lawyers are asked to appear in court dress or the clothing in use in their bar.
Art 18: After deliberation by the jury and the public's vote, a prize-giving ceremony will end the day.
Art 19: The Mémorial de Caen museum shall see to organising and paying for the finalists' travel and accommodation expenses (transport, meals and 3 nights in a hotel in Caen for the finalists). All other expenses, particularly visa costs, airport taxes, insurance and other hotel nights, shall be borne by the finalist.
Art 20: The candidate shall see to organising and paying for the travel and accommodation expenses of any guests accompanying the lawyer selected for the final.
Art 21: By participating in this event, candidates agree that pictures and videos may be taken during their presentation and during the entire event. The pictures may be used by the press, on social media or by the Mémorial de Caen Museum. They also agree that their text may be used in whole or in part for the promotion of the competition.
Art 22: The selected speeches will be published and available on the day of the final.