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Brief-writing Tips from Judge Greenaway

Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., of the Third Circuit

Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr.

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