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June 03, 2005


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I have worked with lawyers who get concerned when they see a heading in a brief or motion which is not in bold-face, all capitals, and underlined. One, who has a color laser printer, sometimes adds yellow highlighting to that combination for his mediation and arbitration summaries. Very pretty [cough].


More on justification, see this from Minor Wisdom -

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