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Chapter 18. Using WordPerfect's Legal Tools > Creating Pleading Documents

Creating Pleading Documents

Strictly speaking, a pleading is every legal document filed in a lawsuit, petition, motion, or hearing. They set out the facts and legal arguments which support that party's position. Pleadings are required by state or federal statutes and court rules to be in a particular form and format: typed, signed, and dated with the name of the court, title and number of the case, and contact information for the attorney or person acting for him/herself included. In other words, pleading documents are created for virtually every type of case and must follow a strict set of formatting rules.

WordPerfect's pleading tools have evolved from a simple macro to create pleading paper to a full set of pleading creation experts that guide you through the entire process. To accomplish the first step of creating a pleading, you need to create a case.


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