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  • jm367@bellsouth.net
    BRIEF, practice. An abridged statement of a party s case. 2. It should contain : 1st. A statement of the names of the parties, and of their residence and
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      BRIEF, practice. An abridged statement of a party's case.

      2. It should contain : 1st. A statement of the names of the parties,

      and of their residence and occupation, the character in which they sue and

      are sued, and wherefore they prosecute or resist the action. 2d. An

      abridgment of all the pleadings. 3d. A regular, chronological, and

      methodical statement of the facts in plain common language. 4th. A summary

      of the points or questions in issue, and of the proof which is to support

      such issues, mentioning specially the names of the witnesses by which the

      facts are to be proved, or if there be written evidence, an abstract of such

      evidence. 5th. The personal character of the witnesses should be mentioned;

      whether the moral character is good or bad, whether they are naturally timid

      or over-zealous, whether firm or wavering. 6th. If known, the evidence of

      the opposite party, and such facts as are adapted to oppose, confute, or

      repel it. Perspicuity and conciseness are the most desirable qualities of a

      brief, but when the facts are material they cannot be too numerous when the

      argument is pertinent and weighty, it cannot be too extended.

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