Judge Christopher Droney (ret.) authored the article, "Tips for Effective Appellate Arguments," for the "Expert Opinion" column of the Connecticut Law Tribune. The article discusses the correct tone a brief should take. His answer is persuade the judges that you are correct, not personal jabs at opposing lawyers or hyperbole. He also advises attorneys not to write their briefs with their clients as the audience, "write it for your real audience–the judges."