I've read lots of advice about legal writing in my career. But I've never had anybody suggest rapping a brief:
Justice might be blind, but apparently it has good rhythm.You know, I've got an oral argument in front of the Fourth Circuit on Friday. I wonder what the panel would think if I rapped my opening?
A jazz musician who filed a legal brief in a child custody dispute with rap lyrics won his appeal and will get out of paying nearly $4,000 in fees.* * *
Royal, who has since moved out of state, said he wanted to use creativity to convince the appeals court that he was being treated unfairly and shouldn't have to pay. He spent three days writing his brief in the form of rap, which he said can capture the essence of an argument with few words.