The last post covered facts that must or should be included in the brief. This one covers five type of facts that should be edited out: Continue reading
The last two posts covered how to gather and outline the facts for an appeal, and the importance of completing the record. This one discusses what facts to include in the brief: Continue reading
In creating a Statement of the Facts, brief writers are generally limited to materials submitted to the trial court. Rule 208(b)(4), SCACR, requires that the brief contain references to material that are properly included in the Record on Appeal. And to be included, materials must first be submitted to the trial court.
- gathering the facts from the record
- selecting the facts to include and omit in the brief
- handling bad facts, and
- effectively telling your client’s story.
But first a word on the fact statement’s importance. Continue reading