Legal Profession

Designing and Constructing Briefs That Persuade

, The Legal Intelligencer


Here is a common approach to legal writing: To avoid any potential claim of waiver, every possibly relevant fact together with all conceivably relevant legal concepts must appear somewhere within the four corners of your document. How individual words are strung together to form sentences and how sentences are assembled into paragraphs are mere "cosmetics" or matters of "wordsmithing," which judges don't much care about and clients won't pay for.

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