Monday, February 6, 2012

Article on writing point headings for a brief

Recently on this blog, I explained that when we discuss a brief's point headings in my class, I refer the students to Purdue’s general site on outlines. I also refer them to a judge's advice that's specifically tailored to brief writing. In 2010, Judge Gerald Lebovits of New York published an article full of helpful suggestions about point headings. Among them:  Keep the number of major headings to no more than three or four; don’t exaggerate; and “don’t order judges around” by telling them what they “must” do.

Hat tip: JoAnn Sweeny


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