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Technology in the Practice of Law Skills Series

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September 28, 2016
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm


Room 2086


Prof. Phil Broadhead


Who can attend?
Students - 1L

In the past decade, Microsoft®Word has begun to displace Corel®WordPerfect as the default word processing system for law offices, governmental agencies, courts, and other legal institutions across the country. The first presentation in the Technology in the Practice of Law Skills Series will provide training on the tools of Microsoft®Word that are not commonly understood in the creation of legal documents. Justin Cook, Staff Attorney with the Office of Indigent Appeals, has used Word exclusively in writing briefs in the Mississippi Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals of Mississippi, and will make a presentation on the functionality of Word in creating pleadings and briefs, tables of contents, tables of authorities, inserting authority, the different fonts ideal for legal writing, proper point style to comply with the court rules, inserting hyperlinks for references and footnotes, style in organizing sub-headers under broad pleading issues, automatic pagination & forcing page number in the middle of a document, scrubbing metadata from draft pleadings, and automatically alphabetizing tables within a document.