Need help complying with E-Mail Rule 2.516 5 Meg Attachment Requirement?

Hopefully you are already aware that the new E-Mail Rule 2.516 goes into effect on September 1, 2012. The Rule requires that pleadings are attached in PDF format and that each file cannot exceed 5 Megs. This can be problematic with motions or other pleadings that may be lengthy or have exhibits attached.  There are lots of ways to divide PDF file sizes. You can divide the original paper document before you scan it, or you can manually extract pages after you scan it – but this is time consuming and requires a lot of guess work.

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A-PDF Size Splitter is perfect when you have a file size limit imposed by your email program or service providers rules, or for meeting specialized legal requirements such as a maximum attachment size. If needed, you can recombine the generated split files with other pdf files using a utility such as A-PDF Merger to form new composite pdf files.

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  • Crystal Siegel

    Adobe actually has a “size splitter” in its program. I use Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard. Under document>split document, you can split up your document by number of pages or by file size.

  • lmcfrp

    Absolutely Crystal! But not everyone has Adobe 9 and in larger firms, it might not be so easy to do an upgrade. The version of Adobe used by my firm is older and doesn’t have that feature.

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