Motion Practice: Briefing Strategies

Strategies for planning and drafting briefs throughout a litigation, including opposition, reply, summary judgment, and appellate briefs.

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    Opposition Briefs

    How to approach writing an opposition brief, including things to look for in the opening brief, planning your arguments, structuring the brief, and strategies for drafting effectively.

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    Reply Briefs

    How to approach drafting a reply brief, including goals, choosing what to argue, and drafting the introduction and argument sections.

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    Summary Judgment Briefing Strategies

    An advanced strategic discussion of summary judgment motions, whether you’re the moving or opposing party—including deciding whether to move, choosing your arguments, and presenting the facts.

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    Appellate Briefs

    How to approach drafting an appellate brief, including choosing and preparing your arguments, tips for drafting your facts and argument sections, procedure, and how appellate briefs differ from lower court briefs.