See Judge Ann Claire Williams of the Seventh Circuit explain that a persuasive brief is clear, concise, direct, and honest. Continue reading
Judge Richard Gabriel of the Colorado Court of Appeals offers lawyers six brief-writing tips: Continue reading
Judge Diane P. Wood of the Seventh Circuit offers 6 tips on brief writing: Continue reading
Judge Richard Clifton of the Ninth Circuit recently offered tips for oral argument in an appeal. The hour-long video of his and two attorneys’ CLE is below. Continue reading
Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., of the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals has recorded some of his thoughts on brief writing. His theme is that appellate briefs are too often written like boring fact pieces and not engaging op-ed pieces. Judge Greenaway argued that the brief should be like an op-ed piece which states a point of view, employs supporting facts, and ultimately persuades the reader to agree.
Judge Greenaway then offered five tips on what to do and six tips on what not to do. Continue reading