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Worried about word counts? Your choice of word processor matters a great deal.

January 13th, 2013 · 20 Comments

A small experiment to see which word processors have the highest and lowest word counts.

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SCOTX moves one step closer to requiring word counts for all Texas appellate briefs

August 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment

In June, I wrote about a proposal before the Texas Supreme Court to adopt a word-count rule for Texas appellate briefs instead of the current […]

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How to Cite to Wikipedia in Appellate Briefs

November 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments

If you want to cite Wikipedia in an appellate brief, how can you be sure what article your reader will see next month or even the next day?

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“Common Blunders in Texas Supreme Court Briefs”

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on “Common Blunders in Texas Supreme Court Briefs”

Last Friday, Texas Lawyer published a helpful article: “Common Blunders in Texas Supreme Court Briefs”. It was written by Martha Lackritz, who just finished […]

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