Monday, May 01, 2006

Wordy Briefs

Have Opinion Will Travel has a thoughtful post up on wordy briefs. Here is a taste:

Appellate judges read a lot of these things day in and day out and like any human beings, they (and I include myself) are more likely to be persuaded by fewer strong points (four or less) that are thoroughly and logically analyzed against the background of the facts and prevailing law, than anything the members of the audience (remember, these are the folks you are trying to persuade) find "excessively wordy and repetitive."

This post is worth a read and offers some good advice on drafting arguments.

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