Definition - What does Brief mean?

A brief is an outline of a particular client's case that provides the facts and relevant laws of the case. These outlines are written in documents. The purpose of a brief is to summarize the case in a succinct way to present to the court. Summarizing the case in this way helps to save time and keep things organized for the court.

Justipedia explains Brief

Briefs are used to provide the key information of the trial to the people who need it in an efficient manner. The brief enables everyone to be able to see the relevant information without having to go and search for it themselves. Briefs can include the names of the witnesses who will be called to testify during the trial, and a summary of the evidence. The opposing counsel must also be given a copy of the brief in a trial.

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