October 15, 2009
Top 10 mistakes when writing an appellate brief
1. Failing to take full advantage of respondents' and reply briefs.
2. Failing to explain why the trial or motion court should be reversed.
3. Failing to pick up on the procedural issues that can undercut your opponent's argument.
4. Failing to focus on the key facts and spending too much time on the irrelevancies.
5. Failing to carefully choose and effectively cite cases.
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