Friday, March 19, 2004

'Brief'ly Speaking

I finished my first appellate brief today, and it should be on its way to the Georgia Court of Appeals come Monday. I haven't had to write a legal paper since First Year, but this one wasn't too tough. A few years back, a defense attorney filed a several page motion, and snuck in a demand for speedy trial into the middle of a paragraph on the third page. My boss didn't catch it, but the judge ended up saying that hiding it like that wasn't OK. So the defense appealed it, and I got to write the brief arguing why hidden demands shouldn't be acceptable.

It'll be fun to read a printed decision and know that the court is referring to my arguments. I just hope we win.


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