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Readable Briefs for Busy Judges

Spring 2010
29 ABA Appellate Practice Journal 1
Discussions of good legal writing are really discussions about the needs of the intended audience. Appellate judges write for a diverse group of readers: justices of the Supreme Court, judges in other circuits, district judges, winning and losing litigants, law-enforcement officials, lawyers advising clients, academics and law students, and even, as Justice Black once put it, “the boys in the barbershop.”

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