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Explaining fonts in California courts: eFiling and beyond

Typesetting blocks

The font style must be essentially equivalent to Courier, Times New Roman, or Arial. – 2017 California Rules of Court, Rule 2.105 When the focus of your briefs must be the content and conveying vital information to support your case, it can be easy to keep the visual details of the […]

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Being a good host: essentials for law office waiting rooms

waiting room

When a client enters the offices of a large law firm on the upper floor of a large downtown building and sees wall-to-wall cherry wood, uncomfortable-looking chairs, shelves of law books, and an empty reception desk staring back at them, they’re not likely to feel welcome or comfortable. Offered no […]

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How to use Word’s readability stats to improve your legal writing

It’s generally accepted that good legal writing is concise writing. It’s not always easy, though. It’s especially difficult in the legal field, where simplicity can get lost in an ocean of impenetrable jargon, superfluous triplicate phrases, and never-ending sentences. The result is often writing that’s hard work to read or […]

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How to stay sane when using track changes in Word

race track

If you work in a law office, then it’s a near certainty that you’re familiar with collaborating on documents using Word’s track changes features. Today, now that almost all legal writing involves some sort of collaboration, it’s a hugely valuable and useful tool. However, as the tangle of multi-colored markup […]

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7 Adobe Acrobat hacks that will make legal professionals’ lives easier

Adobe Acrobat tips for lawyers

Adobe Acrobat is probably one of the most crucial tools for any efficient law office. In fact, with more and more courts moving to eFiling, it is rapidly becoming almost indispensable. Despite the reliable, space-saving, and user-friendly qualities of Acrobat, however, many legal professionals aren’t using Acrobat to its full […]

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