Groups filing amicus briefs have several ways to capture the attention of clerks and justices. Certain groups with already established credibility like the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) are known to impact the Court’s opinions with their amicus briefs. Others that lack this institutional standing must seek out alternative means to persuade justices and clerks to read their writings.
Studies suggest that aspects of brief writing can positively impact the evaluation of briefs. Even though there are several off-the-shelf metrics for writing quality, few if any have been successfully employed by a large number of legal writers.