Motion Practice Principle No. 2: Follow Letter, Spirit of Page Limits
Attorney Daniel Small co-authored an article with Superior Court Judge Douglas H. Wilkins in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of a biweekly series "Merits of the Cause." This article discusses the second of seven principles of motion practice: page limits to an argument briefing.
Mr. Small and Judge Wilkins detail several steps to briefing an oral argument within the page limit: take the time to do it right; stick to the essentials; edit yourself; ask for more; and remember what is important.