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Briefs for the Brief Writer

Apr 10, 2012

BRIEFS FOR THE BRIEF WRITER: Know your local rules, or else

I once was charged with opposing a summary judgment motion in a multi-claim, multi-issue case. The movant’s brief, close to 35 pages, was accompanied by a motion to allow the filing of an overly long brief (to which we did not object). I prepared and filed my brief, which fell within the county’s local rules (but not by much).

Feb 14, 2012

BRIEFS FOR THE BRIEF WRITER: Are appellate reconsideration motions worth it?

Weighing the decision to appeal an adverse decision from the Court of Appeals is a lot like any decision these days involving money: Is it really worth it?

Oct 5, 2011

BRIEFS FOR THE BRIEF WRITER: Effective motions in limine

I was having a nice conversation with another attorney the other day when we began talking about environmental law.Your years-old case is finally coming to trial. You've got documents to review, witnesses to prep, exhibits to mark, and opening arguments to prepare. The hours[...]

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