Slip Opinion Law and Legal Definition

A slip opinion is an expedited opinion published in near-final draft form, reflecting the substance of the court's decision, but subject to further editing to correct typographical or other formal errors. The contents of a slip opinion typically contain, at a minimum, the name or caption of the cause, the docket number, the date of issuance, the names of counsel representing each party, the author and text of the opinion, and any concurring or dissenting opinions with authors. The court may issue a syllabus as part of the slip opinion.