My opening brief can be 30 pages long, 14 point type, double-spaced, margins 1 inch on all sides. Footnotes have to be in 14 point type too. I have been working on the brief for some time. I have tried to keep myself from being rushed, so I have managed my time to be able to spread the work out and devote time to it to the work everyday.
The brief is not like anything I have written before. I would like to say it is more succinct than I am used writing (or so I tell myself). The experience has been rewarding. However, in the next day or so, I will finish it and send it off so that my secretary who is in California for three weeks will get a chance to weigh in on the final product.