A pleading sets out the facts and legal arguments that support a party`s position. Each year, law firms prepare thousands of briefs for lawsuits, petitions, motions and hearings. Automating the time-consuming process of preparing these documents reduces costs and improves consistency. To create a base font format (“advocacy paper”) in the active document, you can use one of the following methods. ☼ If you have used WordPerfect`s own advocacy features and want to customize the advocacy document created by those features, see “Changing the Legal Advocacy Functionality” here. The second button (WordPerfect 11 and later) opens the optional Pleading Expert Designer, a built-in standalone program module that helps design a publication. Step 5. Close the Set Deferred Codes dialog box using the Close button on the floating toolbar at the bottom of the screen. You cannot close this dialog box by using the OK button in the dialog box.
If you try, you`ll probably “hook” the program. Select Finish when you`re done. You can select the new (or modified) style from the list of pleading styles in the Expert Litigator fill. To publish a publication to EDGAR, select File > Save As. In the File name text box, type a name for the publication. This file name must be different from the original advocacy file. Open the Save as type list box and select EDGAR. Choose Save. Step 1. Create a pleading in the current document that, as we now know, creates a supplication watermark code [watermark B] in the document`s original [Open Style] code. Tip: If you only need a blank advocacy document with vertical lines and line numbers, choose Tools > Legal Tools > Advocacy Paper. In general, you probably don`t want to change the hidden B watermark of the advocacy macro, because you can edit the resulting document with graphics, text boxes, etc., but if you really want to do it, here are the steps.
(You need two blank documents.) Note: On the Party Layout page, closed captioning options may be grayed out. Uncheck Don`t use subtitles. You should now be able to select a label box style. You may notice the same situation on the Signature Block page: just select the Include signature block check box. The above two numbering options use a WordPerfect watermark to create the numbers and vertical lines. You can choose the type of watermark (A or B) to use, as well as several other options in a context menu. Note: The Style Editor dialog box immediately switches to the Set Deferred Codes dialog box. Also note that there is a floating toolbar with 5 buttons at the bottom of the screen.
You use it to close the Set Deferred Codes dialog box. First, you need to make sure that the legal tools are installed. Open the Tools menu. Do you see an entry for Legal Tools? Otherwise, you will need to update your installation and add the WordPerfect legal tools. You can find them under the WordPerfect structure in the installation wizard. Download PLEADINGSETUP.ZIP (v1.01; 15.02.14; 17,462 bytes) The remaining steps are self-explanatory. You enter relevant information such as title and case number, parties involved, and registered lawyers. You can quickly access any section by clicking the title in the left pane (see Figure 2). For example, to go directly to information about the lawyer, click Lawyers and firms. [Note that this watermark will appear unless it is dropped or replaced with another of the same type; more information about watermarks can be found here.] Tip: The Legal toolbar contains a button for Publish as EDGAR, ™ but not for Publish as PDF.
You can easily add this button yourself. Select Tools > Settings > Customize. Select Legal from the list of toolbars. Choose Edit. Scroll down the list of commands until you can select Publish as PDF. Select the Add > OK button >Close > Close. Step 4.Use Ctrl + V to paste the [Watermark B] code into the Content field of the style editor NOTE: You can take the opportunity at this point to edit the advocacy watermark before using it in a delay code. The third button displays the optional expert advocacy filler, which allows you to organize and save reusable information from the Plead document. [Method A] Use the Tools, Legal Assistance submenu of the default menu if you have an edition with this feature. You can also make the Legal toolbar visible with View, Toolbars, Legal: From this point on, the steps are self-explanatory. Enter or edit the relevant information and proceed to the next section.
You can navigate to a specific section by clicking the section name in the left pane. Note that as you work, the plea is dynamically updated in the preview window, so you can see what a completed plea will look like. Select Tools > Legal Tools > Pleading Expert Designer to start the wizard. The Pleading Expert Designer dialog box and the Pleading Paper Preview pane appear. Click Next to proceed to the first step of the wizard, as shown in Figure 4. In the Create/Edit section, select New Advocacy Format, and then in the New pleading style name box, type a name for the style. You can also edit the style, and then select an existing style from the Available Composition Styles area. Select Next to proceed to the next section. Fonts must follow strict formatting rules.
Some state and federal laws require a specific form and format, and court rules must be followed. The key to meeting these requirements and maintaining consistency is to create advocacy styles that you can use with the expert pleading filler. The Pleading Expert Designer can help. You will receive an email as soon as the article is updated. Click Next to go to the Select Folder page. If you are creating a case, select the New Folder option and enter a name for the folder in the New Folder text box. Otherwise, select the case from the Existing Incidents list. Select Next to proceed to the next step. When you`re done, select Finish. The wizard inserts the information in the right places and creates an advocacy document (see Figure 3). ● If you change the initial margins, font or initial font size, or initial line spacing, simply read the macro again. A new watermark replaces the old one.
Step 2.At the top of the active Plead document, double-click the [Open Style: DocumentStyle] code (the document`s original style code). In the style editor that appears, place the cursor to the left of the [watermark B] code, hold down the Shift key, and press the Right Arrow key once. This will only select the watermark code. Then press Ctrl+X to cut the code from the style editor to the Windows clipboard. Many law firms have found that documents sent in PDF format are the easiest for their clients and work partners to open and print. WordPerfect has a PDF publishing feature.