A brief can refer to a legal brief/memorandum of law or a case brief.

A legal brief (also known as a brief or memorandum of law) is a written document in which an attorney presents a legal argument to a court. For example, if an attorney asks a court to dismiss a case, he will submit a legal brief or memorandum of law in support of the motion to dismiss the case.

A case brief is short summary of a case, organized into different sections, usually including the facts of a case, the issue presented in the case, the case’s procedural history, and the holding and reasoning of the court.

 

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