Court Pleading Paper
I’m not a lawyer, I am a judgment referral expert. This article is my opinion, and is not legal advice, based on my experience in California. If you ever want a strategy to use or legal advice, please contact a lawyer.
The phrase “Pleading Papers” has two meanings. One is the careful and important concepts and wordings that create a formal motion or a response for a court matter, and this article isn’t about that. This article discusses the alternative meaning of the term “pleading paper”, the fundamental formatting needed on every court filing.
Every court has rules about the form your paperwork (pleading papers) must conform to, before they will be recognized for filing in their court. Every state has general court rules. In California, one can search for “California rules of civil court”.
Most rules on pleading paper specify the use of spacings, fonts, styles, colors, margins, and line numbering. Even more court rules specify more significant matters like describing records, transcripts, citing methodologies, etc.
There are many reasons for the rules and laws concerning pleading paper. One reason is to allow the court and other parties to find information quickly. Many courts require pleading …