In today's Recorder Cameron Gilbert (director of Counsel Press Legal Research Group) offers The Five Types of Appellate Briefs You Don't Want to Write. In short, his dreadful quintet are:
1. The See-What-Sticks Brief -- Defect = presenting too many issues.
2. The Remix Brief -- Defect = merely converts trial briefing into appellate briefing.
3. The Frankenstein Brief -- Defect = too many cut-and-pastes from too many other docs.
4. The Too-Many-Cooks Brief -- Defect = multiple collaborators prevent a harmonious brief.
5. The Un-Brief Brief -- Defect = not enough editing, resulting in a wordy, rambling document.
And how does one serve a Franken-brief?