Friday, February 18, 2011

Pointers about professionalism in brief writing

An appellate judge’s recent bar journal article, Ethics and Professionalism on Appeal, provides some Webster timely pointers for students working on appellate briefs.  Judge Peter D. Webster  of Florida’s Court of Appeal stresses lawyers’ duty to disclose controlling adverse authority.  He also reminds lawyers to treat others in the process with civility.  This includes the lower tribunal, whose ruling should be discussed with courtesy and respect.


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