Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Written Submissions Definition:

A document intended for the court which summarizes the relevant facts, the law and a proposed analysis to bring to the two, on behalf of a litigant.

Related Terms: Factum

Also sometimes referred to as written argument but this is wrong because a written argument presents only the argument component of a litigant case whereas within written submissions, the argument component is a part of the whole.

Other than whatever creative ways may come from advances in technology, there are, at the present time, only two ways to make one's case before a court of law. One is orally, by spoken word, sometimes called oral submissions, and the other is written submissions, when those submissions are properly organized and articulated in a written document handed up to the court (and to the other side).

REFERENCES:

Duhaime, Lloyd, Written Submissions - The Art of It

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