Make Sure to Put “Good Stuff” About Your Client in the Record.
Posted on October 25, 2013
I have noted in many posts on this blog that an important part of appellate brief writing is storytelling, telling your client’s story to the court in a way that will keep the reader’s attention. I’ve also noted in a post about the formula for winning an appeal, found here, that the first step is getting the court to want to rule for your client. One way a trial court litigator can help the appellate attorney win on appeal is to ensure that the record contains information about the client that the appellate attorney can use to portray the client in a most favorable light, present the facts of the controversy favorably, or otherwise tell a more complete story. This is often missing in…