Rule 128 of the Rules of Appellate Procedure governs briefs. The Rules can be found online at: Briefs are discussed in more detail in Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Appeal and Error, 9.00 to 9.09. For more information on writing briefs, we suggest, Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers: a Practical Reference, by Deborah Bouchoux (KF 250 .B68 2005), The Literate Lawyer: Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy, 3d ed. (1995) by Robert Smith (KF250 .S63 1995) and Legal Writing in a Nutshell, 2d ed. (1996) by Lynn Squires, et al. (KF250 .S68 1996).