Earlier posts explained the use of fonts and why an appellate brief’s appearance matters, and how the South Carolina form for a brief on appeal suggests bad typography by using ALL CAPS, the Times New Roman font, and the like.
Bryan A. Garner’s The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style (West, 2d Ed. revised, 2006), offers 10 tips on using italics in appeal briefs. Continue reading
The two previous posts explained why a brief’s appearance matters and discussed some typography basics such as ALL CAPS, bold, and italics. This post covers how a brief is organized and compares the South Carolina rule with the federal rule. Continue reading
This post and the next two cover the appellate brief’s appearance and format. Printers and graphic designers know this better as “typography,” meaning the style, layout, and appearance of the printed word. Well known features include ALL CAPS, bold, italics, and underlines.
Why does this matter? Continue reading