Drafting Motions & Briefs in Federal Court
Created on May 25, 2021
This program will review best practices for drafting and revising federal court motions and briefs. Topics will include persuasive storytelling and headlines, succinct writing styles, the correct use of citations (and how to avoid over-citing), common grammatical issues, and understanding the intended audience.
This program is ideal for any litigators practicing in federal courts, whether it be civil, criminal, or appellate work. Although it covers some drafting fundamentals for newer attorneys, more experienced attorneys may also pick up some new tips!
- Identify and target your intended audience
- Develop a persuasive narrative and craft effective point headings
- Prepare an effective outline
- Write directly and succinctly
- Minimize citation and grammatical errors
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