Ten Pro Tips for a Well-Written Brief Posted on July 23, 2014 by Larry Bodine Lawyers carp that judges barely skim their briefs. Judges grumble that briefs are notoriously dense and barely readable. And yet an informative and concise brief is the time-honored way to convince the judge of the merits of your case. So is it worth the effort? According to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, “There’s nothing better than a well-written brief.” Here are 10 pro tips to make your next brief a winner.