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1 Getting pleading paper numbering on all pages

Many of you practice in courts that require you to use a format called pleading paper. Those are you who are familiar with it are probably groaning right now. Those of you who don't probably will once you see this example:

Example of pleading paper format

Yeah. It's line numbers all the way down (like a court reporter's transcript). Plus, regardless of the format has 24, 25, 28 or 32 lines, the lines have to track exactly with the text. Pain. In. The. Rear.

But one student in my Create Your Own Pleading Paper course said her line numbers didn't appear on the second and subsequent pages. Puzzling, but I knew what was probably wrong. (Hint: it has to do with how headers/footers are set up.)

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Google Docs user alert: You can now use Pleading Paper there, too!

Quick shout-out to The Droid Lawyer, who has somehow come up with a working template for pleading paper for Google Docs. It’s specific to California, and it costs $10 (as of the time I’m hitting the Publish button), but if you have to do pleadings in this format, it’s arguable worth more than $10.

Of course, if you’re sticking with Microsoft Word, you can always take my free Pleading Paper e-course (which includes links to the current Microsoft templates and shows you how to use and alter them) by clicking on this link right here.