pleading paper

BBW-27

Brief Builder's Workshop

My Brief Builder's Workshop course covers the specific Microsoft Word features attorneys and law office staff use to format legal briefs and other complex pleadings.

In Brief Builder's Workshop, I cover topics like:

  • Common TOA mistakes and how to fix them
  • What all that gobblydegook in the TOA hidden text really means, and how understanding it can save you from re-editing your TOA again and again
  • Fixing wrong TOA entries without re-marking all your citations
  • How to fix Table of Authorities and Table of Contents formatting so it actually sticks
  • Two methods for marking text for your Table of Contents (and when one is better than the other)
  • How to format your brief with distinct page numbering (i vs. 1 vs. C-1) in each section

This course provides you some targeted help with legal-specific features like Table of Authorities plus how to use other features like Table of Contents, page numbering and document sections within the specific context of producing a legal brief.

Here's a list of the lessons:

Lessons in the Course

TOA: Marking your first citation

TOA: Marking second and subsequent citations

TOA: Defining and inserting your TOA

TOA: Deciphering TOA markup

TOA: Modifying TOA Styles

TOA: Before you print/publish

TOA: Common problems & solutions

TOC: Defining a Table of Contents based on Styles

TOC: Manually marking TOC entries

TOC: Inserting the TOC into your document

TOC: Modifying your Table of Contents

Sections & Page Numbering: Using Sections to control page numbering, headers & footers

Because the lessons deal with a very specific context, chances are you've come here because you're right in the middle of an actual brief and need some targeted help with the formatting that comes with producing legal briefs.

This course covers the features that get little to no attention in the Microsoft Word manuals you buy in a bookstore or on other websites about Word. It's also focused specifically on how these features are used in a legal context.

All course content is based on the Windows-based version of Microsoft Word (sorry Mac users!) and covers versions 2010 through 2016 (a.k.a. the desktop version of Office 365). So whether you're up on the latest and greatest Word version or you've been putting off upgrading ... you're covered.

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE


And every course I offer comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. If it doesn't meet your needs, all you have to do is email me for a refund within 30 days of purchase. It's risk-free!

Don't put this off for another day, because you'll want to have this resource handy for future briefs, too!

Don't let your next brief be as frustrating as your last one! Click the Add to Cart button below to get on the road to faster, easier brief formatting!

BBW-7

Brief Builder's Workshop

My Brief Builder's Workshop course covers the specific Microsoft Word features attorneys and law office staff use to format legal briefs and other complex pleadings.

In Brief Builder's Workshop, I cover topics like:

  • Common TOA mistakes and how to fix them
  • What all that gobblydegook in the TOA hidden text really means, and how understanding it can save you from re-editing your TOA again and again
  • Fixing wrong TOA entries without re-marking all your citations
  • How to fix Table of Authorities and Table of Contents formatting so it actually sticks
  • Two methods for marking text for your Table of Contents (and when one is better than the other)
  • How to format your brief with distinct page numbering (i vs. 1 vs. C-1) in each section

This course provides you some targeted help with legal-specific features like Table of Authorities plus how to use other features like Table of Contents, page numbering and document sections within the specific context of producing a legal brief.

Here's a list of the lessons:

Lessons in the Course

TOA: Marking your first citation

TOA: Marking second and subsequent citations

TOA: Defining and inserting your TOA

TOA: Deciphering TOA markup

TOA: Modifying TOA Styles

TOA: Before you print/publish

TOA: Common problems & solutions

TOC: Defining a Table of Contents based on Styles

TOC: Manually marking TOC entries

TOC: Inserting the TOC into your document

TOC: Modifying your Table of Contents

Sections & Page Numbering: Using Sections to control page numbering, headers & footers

Because the lessons deal with a very specific context, chances are you've come here because you're right in the middle of an actual brief and need some targeted help with the formatting that comes with producing legal briefs.

This course covers the features that get little to no attention in the Microsoft Word manuals you buy in a bookstore or on other websites about Word. It's also focused specifically on how these features are used in a legal context.

All course content is based on the Windows-based version of Microsoft Word (sorry Mac users!) and covers versions 2010 through 2016 (a.k.a. the desktop version of Office 365). So whether you're up on the latest and greatest Word version or you've been putting off upgrading ... you're covered.

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE


And every course I offer comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. If it doesn't meet your needs, all you have to do is email me for a refund within 30 days of purchase. It's risk-free!

Don't put this off for another day, because you'll want to have this resource handy for future briefs, too!

Don't let your next brief be as frustrating as your last one! Click the Add to Cart button below to get on the road to faster, easier brief formatting!

Pleading Paper Course

Pleading Paper Course

If there's one plea I've gotten more than any other from readers, it's for help with Pleading Paper:

"My text never quite lines up exactly with the numbers on the pleading paper. What's the trick??"
"PLEASE work on the pleadings template! I'm sure I and many others would pay bonuses for your guidance."
"Pleading paper instructions would be fantastic! I mostly work in California state and federal courts, and ... while I'd love to be able to start [templates] from scratch I don't know how. Any help you could give would be terrific, thank you!!"
"I wish WORD was like WordPerfect in that we could just add the pleading format into the document after the document is completed. Anyway, if you could help me figure this out it would be great."

There's good news ... and better news

The good news is, I've heard your pleas and have put together a two-part tutorial, complete with video and text/screenshot instruction, on how to find, use, and modify pleading paper templates.

In the course, I not only show you the different types of pleading paper templates (there are two basic types that are very different from one another), but also how to work with them and even modify them to make them your own. I even show you the trick for keeping your text and the numbering in perfect sync!

Lesson #1 of the course even provides you with links to download the following templates (some of which are no longer available on Microsoft's site):

  • 24-line template
  • 25-line template
  • 26-line template
  • The old 28-line template
  • The 2013 28-line template
  • The 32-line template

This course is for those who want to learn how to use and, if necessary, modify the existing standard templates and for those who want to create their own for future use.

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