An appellate law-related blog for you today – it’s called Briefly Writing, and it’s published by Michael Skotnicki – he’s the owner of Appeals and Briefs, a freelance legal writing service for lawyers and law firms.  Michael is blogging about the process of writing appellate court briefs, appellate court rules, and appellate law in general.  You’ll find recent posts on topics like words to use in effective legal writing, what we can learn from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about using the absence of expected facts (I won’t give it away), and the standard of review, among others.