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Just the Facts: Analysis and Use of Facts in Legal Writing

Just the Facts: Analysis and Use of Facts in Legal Writing

Learn how to craft a fact section of a brief or memo not only to recite what happened, but also to tell a persuasive story that achieves the best outcome for your client.

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Welcome to Just the Facts: Analysis and Use of Facts in Legal Writing! The object of this lesson is to help you craft persuasive fact sections for your briefs, motions, and other written advocacy. Because most arguments rise or fall on the facts, not the legal reasoning, the fact section can be the most important part of your paper.  You must become adept at organizing and presenting facts in your work.

Your first task is to decide which facts to include. Including needless facts can...

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