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Briefing Strategies: The Introduction — Preparing the Court to Decide Your Case

Introductions, or “Preliminary Statements,” have been in vogue for years. Many firms use them, and some courts (including New Jersey’s) have amended their rules to allow them. See R. 2:6-2 (permitting preliminary statement not exceeding three p… Read More
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Briefing Strategies: The Conclusion — An Underused Section

When preparing a brief, particularly an appellate brief, many lawyers do not use the Conclusion section to its full advantage. They simply write something like, “For the foregoing reasons, defendant requests that the Court reverse the trial court Read More
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About Michael Confusione

New Jersey attorney Michael Confusione co-founded Hegge & Confusione in 1999 and heads the firm's appellate practice. He has over 20 years of experience in appellate law and has handled hundreds of civil and criminal appeals.

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