From IPE: What Paralegals Should Know About Pleadings
|What Paralegals Should Know About Pleadings
guest author: Zachary A. Kretchmer, Esq.
I have practiced family law for 15 years, with a major component of my practice devoted to preparing written submissions to judicial officers, as well as mediators, evaluators, and arbitrators. While the substantive content of these pleadings is of course the most important consideration, too many legal professionals pay scant attention to the aesthetics and accuracy of the pleadings they submit.
Tip 1: Consistent, legible formatting.
Many of you work at firms with well-established forms for pleadings. I am not asking you to re-invent the wheel (unless the wheel is broken). But I strongly recommend that all pleadings you submit have the following characteristics:
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