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July 31, 2018 News

David B. Saxe and Y. David Scharf Author Article on Importance of Reply Briefs and Rebuttal Arguments for Appellant Counsel

July 31, 2018 – The Hon. David B. Saxe, (ret.) and Y. David Scharf authored the article “The Appellant’s End Game: Some Thoughts on the Reply Brief and the Rebuttal Argument,” that appeared in the New York Law Journal on July 27, 2018.

The article examines the importance of a reply brief, which should be prepared carefully and thoughtfully by appellate counsel and not treated as an afterthought.  The authors put forward guidelines for preparing an effective reply brief, and offer advice on the rebuttal argument, which will be your last word when arguing your appeal.

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