Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tactics of effective briefs

Today's DJ features an article titled Tactical Considerations: Effective Appellate Briefs, by three appellate lawyers, Jerry Clausen, Greg Ellis and George Schiavelli (Hon. ret.), discussing points to ponder about the standard of review, table of contents, and contents of the brief, i.e., the intro, facts, and argument.
"French mathematician Blaise Pascal once remarked, 'We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.'"

And beware of the 'pet issue'...