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April 30, 2005

Keys for writing good briefs

O'Connors.gifA big part of my law practice is writing briefs, so lawyers often ask my advice on how to write a good brief. I always pass along three key rules:

1. Read the court's rules for brief writing and then follow them.

2. Tell a good story in your brief.

3. Don't use footnotes.

If you violate rules 1 and 3, then this is what could happen.

Hat tip to Appellate Law and Practice blog for the link.

Posted by Tom at April 30, 2005 7:54 AM |

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