Font Considerations To Give Your Legal Briefs An Edge

Law360 (May 11, 2021, 12:31 PM EDT) -- On March 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a notice on "Preferred Typefaces for Briefs," in which the court explicitly "discourage[d] the use of Garamond" because it "appears smaller" and is less "legible" than fonts like Century and Times New Roman.[1]

This sparked a flare of discussion on #AppellateTwitter, about preferred fonts and about brief writing in general. And now that the flare-up has died down, it seems like a good time to provide a quick overview of font requirements and recommendations across the country.

Notably, the D.C. Circuit did not amend its local rules to...

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