Apologizing to Michael Scott, lawyers have to dig into some paper products


How can some close readers of my articles know that in order to overcome the quarantine uniformity I have watched Office: almost every night for the past six months. Fraud has made it a little more tolerable to watch the events of the employees of the art paper company. Watching this show many times (Listening) Office ladies podcast) has strangely put paper in my mind, especially stationery և paper products that people use in the legal profession. With all due respect to Dunder Mifflins և real-world paper companies, many attorneys still cling to antique paper products that can be rejected by most lawyers. In any case, lawyers have to steal several types of paper products in favor of efficiency արդյունավետ cost savings, especially since many e-service companies have recently completed most of the paperwork because of COVID-19.


Many litigants understand what feedback is (also called “legal prosecution”), but transaction attorneys (և attorneys in some states) may not know what this common legal paper product is. Feedback is a heavier, longer piece of paper that is usually placed on the back of legal documents. Feedback is usually in the language of the jurisdiction of the jurisdiction և contains information about the case (և the document to which it is attached). I’m not sure why back colors are still used. Maybe it’s because they make newspapers less likely to be damaged, or maybe it’s because blue hues make newspapers look more professional. In any case, many court acts of certain jurisdictions և individual practice still require feedback to be placed on the back of legal documents.

Using Bluebacks is extremely frustrating. When I was just starting my own firm, I had a case in a court of law that required feedback on many types of legal documents. I had to order feedback from a legitimate supplier, և their cost was about 50 cents, which (not to mention cheap) seems like a lot for a piece of paper. I could not find a fill-in-the-blank online for bruises, so I had to create one in Word to fill in the feedback loops. (And I wasted a lot of feedback to get the measurement right). Also, you need to be very specific when it comes to newspaper binding to make sure you arrange everything correctly. Newspapers look a little more professional when they ‘lag behind’, but I don’t think it’s worth the trouble.

Now that courts and court cases are accepting e-services, they are submitting electronic files. a lot To meet the challenges of COVID-19, I think it’s time to give up feedback forever. Indeed, one of the states where I work (New Jersey) does not have feedback, it seems to suggest that we can survive without feedback. One benefit of Bluebacks that I can see is that some firms use their colors other than blue for their legal feedback, so you can find out if the newspapers are from these firms by back color. I do not want to name names, but many New York attorneys know which well-known firm often uses pink. In any case, blueprints probably need to be eliminated as advocacy becomes less dependent on print.

Legal size paper

As many lawyers know, the legal size of paper is 8.5 inches, 14 inches of paper, which is significantly longer than standard paper. Lawyers should absolutely engage in legally sized paper entirely for the standard paper we all know and love. Longer legal size paper does not fit in most file folders այլ other legal practice items և legally sized paper makes it extremely difficult to scan items. Legal-size paper is such an old school և I see almost exclusively legal-size paper when reviewing old wills, deeds, and the like. In fact, the use of legally sized paper seems like a generation, և in my experience, older school attorneys are much more likely to use this paper than younger attorneys. However, we need to be more consistent in how we use paper in the legal profession, և if there is a good reason why paper of legal size should be used (other than the rules set for certain jurisdictions), please feel free to contact me. Interested in:

Paper with red lines

Many attorneys use red paper (also called “red guided” or “pleading” paper) for appeals, some contracts, and other documents. Paper with red lines is called this because there is a red line that runs vertically to the left of the paper. Advocates often use a special red-line paper for the first page of a document that includes the firm’s contact information, and then just a red-line paper that runs through it for all other pages.

The paper with red lines is old school և hypersensitive. It forces you to adjust the margin in the document so that you do not have to type on the line. Also, red line paper is much more expensive than regular paper, I am not aware of any noticeable benefit of a red line other than creating a space for markings within the boundaries. Of course, some jurisdictions require numbers in the margin և in other practice,, lawyers must follow the rules of the jurisdiction in which they are engaged. However, as the practice of advocacy becomes increasingly paperless, we must stop using paper with red lines.

Everyone says that although many lawyers have recently stopped using certain paper products, many lawyers still cling to outdated paper products. However, attorneys need to break down certain types of paper products to embrace the increasingly standardized paper world in which we practice law.

Jordan Rothman’s partner Rothman Law Office, full service New York և New Ersey County Law Office. He is also the founder Student Debt Diaries, a website that discusses how he repaid his student loans. You can reach Jordan by email: jordan@rothmanlawyer.com:,

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