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Classes Offered by J. Angelo DeSantis

Event: Appearance Matters: Improving the Look of Legal Documents
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Training Center

In our profession, our work product is judged on more than substance alone. Appearance sends a powerful signal. The less a reader knows about you or the subject matter, the more the reader forms an impression based on the appearance of your document. Those that understand the power of typography reap an enormous advantage — from top law firms, to winning moot court teams.

This class will explore typographical techniques to improve the appearance of legal documents, including briefs, motions, memos, letters, and resumes. The techniques are grounded in Matthew Butterick's groundbreaking book Typography for Lawyers. The techniques are practical, surprisingly interesting, and occasionally controversial (Is it one or two spaces after a sentence? Is Courier a good choice?).

Exploring typography will not only make for better work product, it makes for a more enjoyable creation process.

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