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Is your brief turgid and prolix?

Judges are always complaining that appellate briefs are too long or, as Judge Saxe wrote in the NY Law Journal, “turgid and prolix.” As the Emperor told Mozart: “Too many notes.” Now they’ve resolved to take up arms against this … Continue reading

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How the Appellate Division reads your brief

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Appellate briefs are junk mail

How silly to complain that the Appellate Division doesn’t read our briefs!  You don’t read your junk mail, why should they read theirs? When you toss your junk mail into the trash without opening it, it’s not because it’s missing … Continue reading

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Terrorists force First Department to read briefs

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November is Appellate Brief Awareness Month

The New York Association for the Advancement of Appellate Attorneys (NYAAAA) announced today that November is National Appellate Brief Awareness Month. Here are some helpful FAQ’s: Q. What is an appellate brief? A. Appellate briefs are those stacks of bound … Continue reading

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