Category Archives: Statement of Facts

9th Circuit Brief-Writing Tips

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Earlier this year, Rebecca A. Copeland reported on a meeting of the Hawaii chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Four judges of the Ninth Circuit attended and offered tips on brief writing. Rebecca was kind enough to report their advice. Three of their tips struck me the most. Continue reading

Stark’s Tips for Writing a Narrative

The last post discussed limits on using story-telling techniques in an appellate brief’s statement of facts. This one covers Steven Stark’s tips on how to write the powerful story. Steven Stark authored the book Writing to Win. In his book, he offers six rules for the strong narrative: Continue reading