Paragraph Breaks as Transitions are Critical to An Easily Readable Brief.
Posted on December 26, 2013
It’s the job of an appellate attorney to not only develop arguments that can win on appeal but to make sure that the appellate judges will actually read the brief from cover to cover rather than begin skipping pages to get to the end. However, the topic of making a brief as “readable” as possible is rarely discussed. My goal, perhaps never reached, is to try and make my briefs as interesting and readable as a good non-fiction book. That’s what an appellate brief really is, a short non-fiction book. You might be surprised at the number of attorneys who have never thought of their appellate brief that way. One way you can make a brief easily readable is to master the ability to…