Broken Arrow, OK asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma

Q: In 2003 I believe an article was published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal that dealt with brief writing

The writer began by saying that appellate courts read a lot of writing and unfortunately they read a lot of poor writing. The article cited some cases in which lawyers tried to win their cases by disparaging the court or the opposition. I remember laughing at the brutal way the Oklahoma Supreme Court addressed one such case. I'd love to read this article again. Can anyone help me find it?

2 Lawyer Answers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: You could check with the Oklahoma Bar Association. The problem is that many state bar associations don't go back that far with their online journals. If they don't have it on their site, you could contact them directly to see if one of the administrators could assist. Another option might be to contact a law librarian at a local law school. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: I could be wrong, but I believe the one you are looking for was published in 2006. Don Gifford wrote an article titled: Very Appealing Ethics. Oklahoma Bar Journal, Volume 77, Issue 34, December 9, 2006. Specific article is found on page 3471. I hope that helps!

-David Cincotta

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