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Writing Briefs With a Theme

Attorney David J. Perlman suggests that the “The Key to a Compelling Brief” is developing a consistent theme –

 

Related posts have described how important story telling is in drafting a brief, and provided tips on how develop a narrative.

Anyone else have other tips to add?

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5 Appellate Tips from Judge Patricia Wald

Former Judge Patricia M. Wald gave lawyers “19 Tips From 19 Years on the Appellate Bench.” This delightful essay distills Judge Wald’s work sitting on about 2600 appeals, and writing 800 opinions, while a member of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

Here is a summary of five of the appellate tips – Continue reading

Cite the Record on Appeal

Common Mistakes in Appellate Practice and How to Avoid Them” — a talk by Attorney Mark Fulks — highlights seven mistakes that he often sees in appellate practice. The audio is here:

 

The mistake that hit home with me is drafting a brief without reviewing the transcript or citing the record. Continue reading