Brief-Writing Tips From Judge Easterbrook

Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has given interviews on how to decide what to appeal, common mistakes on appeal, avoiding “counter-punching,” and how to style a persuasive brief. He emphasized three points:  1) cull and frame the issues; 2) write for the generalist judge; and 3) use good typography. Continue reading “Brief-Writing Tips From Judge Easterbrook”