For example, written submissions in every hearing before the Supreme Court of Canada are available on its website. Even a brief perusal of factums or facta in current cases to be heard by the highest court in the country shows that common bad habits pointed out by Laskin in his paper are still alive and well. His advice, at its core, is about the importance of readability in a factum and clearly defining your argument at the beginning. A passive voice, legal jargon and overstatements are some of the things to be avoided. As well, just because there is a maximum number of pages permitted by a court does not mean a factum has to be that length. It is extremely rare that a factum filed at the Supreme Court is shorter than the maximum permitted and, even at this high level, the submissions can be difficult to follow on first reading.
Post #14: All About Mooting - Part II - Writing Submissions
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Some Factum Suggestions. Factum drafting is a creative enterprise and an artistic endeavour. For this reason, there is no single formula for writing good facta.
A fact sheet can be presented on a piece of paper or digitally, and it informs people about a business, organization, product, service, campaign, event, or another topic. Generally, a fact sheet should center around one issue and be no more than one page with a clean, easy-to-read layout. The information you include in a fact sheet will differ depending on its subject and its intended audience. However, most fact sheets should contain the following content:.