Shutts Attorneys Discuss a Quiet Revolution in Brief Writing


In a recent article published in the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today, Stephen Maher and Ana Romes discuss a “quiet revolution” taking place in the way that courts consider legal briefs today.

Increasingly, judges are reading briefs on tablets rather than on paper. This shift requires lawyers to rethink how they design and craft their court filings in order to maximize the impact of their arguments. The article describes the challenges this trend poses for the practicing lawyer and suggests measures that lawyers can take to improve their filings in this new digital environment.

To read the full article, please click here.

About Stephen Maher

Stephen T. Maher is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he’s a member of the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Steve has 40 years of practice in administrative law, litigation and appellate review. He counsels clients and represents them at trial, on appeal, in arbitration and before government agencies. He also serves as counsel in judicial reviews of litigation and administrative action taken by the local, state and federal government. Read more about Steve here.

About Ana Romes

Ana Romes is an attorney in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Class Action and Mass Litigation Practice Group. Ana handles insurance defense matters for a mass litigation project, with a particular emphasis on interpretation and application of insurance policies. She focuses primarily on summary judgment hearings and related pleadings, as well as initial appellate issues.

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