Suggestions for Lessening the Impact of Adverse Facts in Writing a Brief on Appeal.
Posted on June 19, 2012
No lawyer ever has a perfect case. Every dispute has two sides and no person or entity is perfect in everything they do. Thus, the facts of a case will always include some that are adverse to your client. This is likely especially true if your client was the loser in the trial court and you are now representing the client on appeal. This post will provide some suggestions on how to lessen the impact of adverse facts when writing an appellant’s brief and its Statement of Facts. One thing you can’t do as an appellate advocate is ignore the adverse facts in the record on appeal. From my five years of experience as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Alabama…
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