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Appellate Advocacy Research Guide: Citation, Grammar and Style Guides

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.


Writing appellate briefs is very akin to technical writing.  When preparing a brief, it is imperative that a writer not only adhere to the appropriate court rules regarding a brief's format and appearance, but also adhere to conventions of legal writing and style.  This page provides links to and descriptions of the Library's collection of

Ciatation Guides

Dictionaries and Thesauri

Grammar, Punctuation, Style and Editing Guides

Format and Design Guides

Subject Guide