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Typography for Lawyers

Adobe Calson lower case a, via Wikipedia.I love this website: Typography for Lawyers. Typography is the visual component of the written word, and even though the legal profession depends heavily on writing, legal typography is often poor. So, Matthew Butterick has started that site as a guide to typography for lawyers – in his view, good typography makes written documents more professional and more persuasive. He gives a wonderful example of where bad typography led to serious problems (I won’t spoil the effect, click through to find out for yourself); and he gives very sage advice about using the Times font (advice which I only occasionally take, but then, do as he says, not as I do!). This is a wonderful website. Go, read, learn, enjoy.

4 Responses to “Typography for Lawyers”

  1. Stan says:

    Interesting website with plenty of good advice; duly bookmarked. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Eoin.

  2. Tipster says:

    I use Palatino Linotype in word-processed documents at work. Much nicer than Times.

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Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I'm Eoin O'Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie - the Irish for rights.

"Cearta" really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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