Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Getting ahead with headings

Image result for headingsA Guide to Brief Headings That Help Your Case: That's the title of My Moskovitz's latest column in the Recorder. He explains: "In an appellate brief, how you word your headings and subheadings is very important. Because they appear in your table of contents, the justices will read them first. Then they will read them a second time when they go through your brief. You'll make a good impression if the headings are readable, logical and as persuasive as possible." He then provides tips for effective headings, such as: Headings should comply with the standard of review; headings should be complete sentences; keep headings clear and short; put alternative theories under major headings.