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Appellate Advocacy Research Guide: Brief Writing

This guide provides links to and descriptions of the Library's best and most popular appellate advocacy resources . It includes resources on state and federal rules, brief writing, oral argument, and appellate practice before state and federal courts.

Brief Writing Texts and Treatises

"In law, the quality of writing matters.  Good writing can win marginal cases, and bad writing can lose good ones." Bryan Garner, The Winning Brief.  Because good brief writing is so important, there are a number of works devoted specifically to that narrow subject.  The Library owns or provides access to anumber of these works.  They are listed here in alphabetical order.

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