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May 13, 2024 Laurie J. Hepler
Why Headings Matter in Appellate Briefs

Under California appellate rules, briefs must state each point under a separate heading or subheading.  Appellants and respondents alike should heed this requirement, as both persuasion and preservation may depend on it.  Some practice tips to consider: Many appellate courts will deem an argument forfeited

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