Not all appellate briefs are created equal. Some lawyers are just naturally better in their legal analysis, or are better writers. But we can all learn techniques to improve our legal writing. In earlier posts I’ve written about some words that can help your legal writing be more effective, “but,” and “although.” Another powerful word to use in legal writing is “because.” The purpose of legal writing is often to persuade, and that is especially true of appellate briefs. The most obvious way to persuade a person, including judges, that something should to be done is to give the person a reason why it should be done. A simple way to transition between what is asked of the court and the reason proffered as to…