Leave the Writing to the Appellate Guys

In Dial v. State, 2009 Tex. App. LEXIS 2026, the Amarillo court of appeals gave this little instruction to lawyers who have future business with the court:

We would ask that those appearing before this court to cautiously proofread their briefs for typographical errors, improper grammar, and questionable sentence structure.  So too would we ask them to note that the longer a sentence is, the more difficult it is for the reader to understand it.  Finally, it also would be wise to remember that the clarity of one's discourse is much more important than its length.