Here are a few resources you might find useful as you write your briefs:
Sample Brief (2009-2010)
Sample Brief (2010-2011)
Instructions for making a Table of Contents and Table of Authorities
A Few Notes
- The above sample briefs do not correctly cite to the record. Per Bluebook Rule B7.1.2, citations to the record should look like "R. at xx."
- While you should not use facts outside of the record, that restriction does not apply to law. You are free to use any part of the Dodd-Frank Act (or any other federal law)—you are not limited to those specifically excerpted in the Record.
- You only need to comply with the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure's paper size, line spacing, margins, and typeface requirements. See Fed. R. App. P. 32(a)(4)-(6).