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10 Nov, 2017

Drafting Notes for Petitions and Petition Stage Reply Briefs

2017-11-10T19:18:36+00:00November 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

While the rules for the Supreme Court provide the guidance necessary for producing a compliant brief, there are some unwritten requirements that every filer should be aware of when preparing their Petition and Petition Stage Reply brief. Failure to comply with these unwritten rules may result in having your filing rejected by the Court. Petitions [...]

9 Apr, 2015

In Praise Of Simple Writing

2019-03-18T18:47:28+00:00April 9th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

There may be an impulse to make a brief intricate, detailed, and complex in order to prove a point, but that method will backfire. Instead, the Supreme Court justices prefer simple clarity. Here are a few tips on how to accomplish clean copy when writing a legal brief. Legal writing expert Bryan Garner has had [...]