Commentary: Common Blunders in Texas Supreme Court Briefs

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The majority of briefs on the merits submitted to the Texas Supreme Court are well argued, well supported and finely tuned. But the court also sees its fair share of sloppy writing and incoherent arguments, writes Martha Lackritz. With some thought and planning, lawyers can improve their writing and become better advocates for their clients. The following list of common blunders is in no particular order. It represents my views alone, not that of the judge for whom I work or of the court.

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