Friday, December 29, 2017


Use Conclusion Section Of a Brief for More than a Conclusion

Some attorneys may have a ­misconception that the Conclusion section of a brief can only be utilized for a one-line statement of the relief requested, i.e., "For the above-stated reasons, it is respectfully requested that the plaintiff's motion to for summary judgment be granted."
The very last sentence of the entire brief should certainly be a respectful request for the granting of the relief requested.  However, there is no rule stating that one is precluded from utilizing the Conclusion of a brief as one last great opportunity to encapsulate your client's legal argument in an additional sentence or two or three.

An excellent way to accomplish is to recast your "Question Presented" as a strong final statement that the relief requested should be allowed by the court.

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