How to write powerful closers

May 01, 2017

The best short article available on how to write a persuasive “conclusion” section to a brief.  Out with the “and for the above reasons” and in with a

pithy summary that contains at least two catchy (but not catchpenny) words that you haven’t used anywhere else in your brief or motion. Keep it understated. But know that this is the place, if there is one, to begin injecting a little emotion. (Avoid that on page one, which should be coolly logical.) This is also the place to make a policy argument that might not have fit well in the body of the brief.


Garner, HOW TO WRITE POWERFUL CLOSERS, ABA Journal (May 1, 2017)