sentence, or more accurately, the unit of lead sentences, is another
concept which is borrowed from journalistic technique. These lead
sentence are sometimes little more than headlines for each section.
You should use the lead to highlight the important points
you are trying to make with the motion. The inverted pyramid style
conveys pertinent information in a powerful fashion to persons who may
only glance at the first few paragraphs of the document, and compels the
indifferent reader to continue reading. The paragraphs should be broken
into small segments, with numerous mini-headlines.
Don't be afraid to use all the desktop publishing skills and
resources at your command. Bullets are effective. Yes, pictures,
too; and color if you can afford it!
(a) Judge Patrick A. Pirtle's Choking-
Justice-To-Death Gag Order Is Unfair.
counsel received the order and letter of Judge Pirtle restricting
their conversation with the media about Randall Sherrod and Dr.
Ralph Erdmann, counsel felt the choking-justice-to-death gag order
was grossly unfair, as it silenced counsel at a critical moment
when counsel was about to reveal Randall Sherrod's misconduct to
|| (b) The
Wrongdoings of Dr. Erdmann, District Attorney Randall Sherrod, And
the State of Texas Has Prejudiced The Rights Of Douglas Palmer
is one overriding truth in this case -- that truth is that Douglas
Palmer did not intend to inflict any injury to Mr. Merriman that
would have resulted in his death.