Here’s another Apple Pages template I created for my school work, this time for my Legal Writing class. This is a court briefing (or pleading) template, based (more or less) on the court standards for Washington State.

It must be stressed that I in _no way_ guarantee that this template exactly satisfies the requirements of the court system of Washington or any other state, or the requirements of any class you might be taking. I have merely formatted it as best as I can, given the information I have available and my instructor’s requirements. I believe it should be fairly close, however, and it should be adaptable to full compliance for other jurisdictions with a minimum of work. I think.

Thanks to the excellent [Typography for Lawyers][4] website, which is an excellent resource not just for lawyers, but for anyone interested in improving the presentation of their work.

[4]: http://www.typographyforlawyers.com/ “Typography for Lawyers”

Feel free to [download and use the template][1] (198k `.template` file). Just download and (for easiest use) place in your `~LibraryApplication SupportPagesTemplatesMy Templates` folder.

[1]: http://www.michaelhanscom.com/files/CourtBrief.template “198k .template file”

(I didn’t bother translating this to Microsoft Word format, as there are a number of similar templates for Word bundled with Word or already [floating around the web][2], including some on [Microsoft’s own website][3]. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t include any legal templates with Pages, and I didn’t find many during my searches…so here we are.)

[2]: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=word+court+pleading+template&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&source=hp&q=word+court+brief+template&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=fbb9e82777227709 “Google search for ‘word court brief template'”
[3]: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT010148132.aspx “Legal forms – Templates – Microsoft Office”

##Version History##

* 2010.11.10: First upload.