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Should appeals, motions, opposition letters be written in

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Should appeals, motions, opposition letters be written in 1st, or 3rd person?Hello, I am representing myself and will be writing an opposition, should I do it in 1st or 3rd person? Thank you.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 11 months ago.


I am an attorney with over 30 years of experience. I also have taught legal research and writing - some years ago.

Write it in the third person using your designation as a party:

"On Feb 8, 2015, Plaintiff rececieved from Defendant a letter dated February 2, 2015, (Exhibit P-3)."

Try to write in simple declarative sentences. Don't try to sound like a lawyer. Write simply and clearly.

Try to let the facts speak for you. Be careful of your adjectives - avoid them where you can.

Good luck.

Kind regards,