Reviewing draft briefs written by outside counsel—often on a tight deadline—is one of the most common, yet challenging, tasks of an in-house lawyer. In performing this task, the in-house lawyer will be highly attuned to ensuring that the brief aligns with the company’s business objectives and that the arguments made in the brief are consistent with positions taken by the company in other cases. But beyond that, what else should the in-house lawyer focus on when reviewing a draft brief?
Please join Evan Tager and Miriam Nemetz, the co-authors of the chapter on effective brief writing in the BNA treatise Federal Appellate Practice, for an informative webinar on how in-house counsel can best use their limited time to improve the effectiveness of briefs drafted by outside counsel. Evan and Miriam will cover such topics as:
- Why good brief writing makes a difference
- The hallmarks of good brief writing
- Common mistakes made by less-experienced brief writers
- The effective use of legal authorities
- How to eliminate redundancy from briefs