- Legal Font: The Introduction
- The Age of typewriters has Gone:
- Legal Document Needs Legal Font:
- What is Legal Font?
- Which Legal Font Should Be Use By A Lawyer?
- The Ideal Legal Font Size For Lawyer:
- Line Spacing For Legal Documents:
Legal Font: The Introduction
Are You trying to be a good lawyer? There is no easy way to become a good lawyer. A good lawyer always thinks of all the small details for his Vetted document. A good lawyer is a very good tinker, motivator, writer, reader, and policymaker.
When a good Advocate submits his document before the Honorable Judge, he puts all the details about his defenses and thinks about all possible outcomes. A good Advocate always thinks like a judge. He always finds errors all over his documents and tries to minimize most of the errors.
When you are vetting a Legal document, you should have to think about the contents’ look. So, legal contents are mostly written. There are very few options to show a graph, add some pictures or style with exceptional typographic fonts.
Every lawyer should have to beautify legal contents with special good looking fonts, document layout, etc. In this article, I will give you some important tips and tricks to make your document more relevant before the judge.
The Age of typewriters has Gone:
In the age of information technology, Computers took the place of the Typewriters. Most people know how to compose on a Computer. But few people know how to compose documents in proper formats. Using typewriter formatting was very hard and time-consuming.
You make a mistake in the typewriter; the whole document became spoil or less beautiful. The computer gives us freedom about style, fonts, beautification, everything. The computer makes our life much easier and makes beautiful, user-friendly documents.
Legal Document Needs Legal Font:
Legal documents should be a very high standard, readable, good looking, and acceptable too. For these reasons, every Legal document should be use verified legal fonts. There are two types of Legal fonts according to the price. The Free fonts and the paid fonts version. Most of people use free fonts like “Times New Roman,” etc.
The paid fonts are very high in quality, unique, professional, and accepted for Legal use. The problem is that Paid fonts are very expensive, and most of the lawyers with limited budgets cannot afford them. Those premium fonts range is 20$-50$. So, it is a little bit expensive.
What is Legal Font?
Legal fonts mean which fonts use in the legal sectors and Governments Offices. every country has some guidelines for using legal fonts. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court has long required lawyers to use a font from the “Century family”.
Unfortunately in Bangladesh, there is no government direction for using the legal font. There is no direction in The Supreme Court of Bangladesh website too (I don’t find any). It is a little bit confusing.
Which Legal Font Should Be Use By A Lawyer?
As a Lawyer, I have searched about Legal Font and Legal font size in Bangladesh. Because I need to specify this and surprisingly found nothing. But after a lot of searching, I found that most of the country adopted a single standard for legal font and legal font size.
The good news is in Bangladesh; there is an unofficial use of the legal font. “Times New Roman” Mostly used one. Following this one, Arial, Calibri, Vrinda, Century, etc. are also very popular for English writing. For Bangla writing, most Bangladeshi uses the Bijoy Bangla keyboard. Any Bijoy font would be good enough for legal drafting. Please do not use stylish typography font for legal drafting.
The Ideal Legal Font Size For Lawyer:
What is the Legal Font Size for Heading?
Let’s talk about the heading. A lot of the lawyers use the H1 tag for the headings. It is an excellent idea for writing Heading using H1 Tag. It is effortless too.
But there are a lot of lawyers who do not know what the H1 tag is. As a result, they use Big size font for their heading.
Many lawyers 16 points, some use 18 points, and others rely on 20 points. The ideal legal font size for the heading is 18 points. Do not think about it with your headings and see the result.
What is the ideal legal font size for Body?
Many lawyers use 12 points fonts for legal content creation. It looks Ok but not Ideal for reading easily and go through the content. My recommendation is 14 points for the body. I have tested 14 points size for my legal documents.
“Today, web designers routinely use 14-point proportional fonts as the default for
narrative text, with even larger font sizes used for titles and other emphasized text. Even the
courts have evolved significantly: a surprising number of courts have moved from 12-point to
14-point fonts as the required type size for court filings.”Conrad Jacoby
Line Spacing For Legal Documents:
I saw most of the lawyers use to compose their legal documents from a shop or vendor from my personal experience. As a result, most of the time, they use 1.5 line spacing. This isn’t good for good looking content. I recommend you to use 1.00 line spacing for legal contents. It can be up to 1.25 for a specific purpose only.
Do you agree with me about my tiny knowledge on legal fonts?