appellate brief forms

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appellate brief forms

Postby sillyboots » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:28 pm

This might be a really basic question, but like many first years, I have to write an appellate brief for my practical skills course and was wondering if there was a way to spare myself the tedious task of manually formatting my brief (especially the heading/index) to the specific requirements of a particular jurisdiction/circuit. I have a hunch that there must be forms out there where you just plug in the information, but I haven't been able to find any (I looked on westlaw couldn't find one specifically for the brief).

Thanks in advance.

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Re: appellate brief forms

Postby Mce252 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:39 pm

They really aren't that complicated to just copy manually. I don't know what kind of "forms" you mean but if you just pull up filings on West or Lexis, that's about as good of a form as you're going to get. Also find the jurisdiction's specific rules.

Learn how to use Word for table of contents and table of authorities. Do NOT do that manually.

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