Briefly: Line Dancing for Lawyers, Take 2

By Eric Magnuson and Sandra Badin

August 16, 2022

We have written here before about the importance of not switching line spacing or typeface settings to squeeze more words into a brief - especially after the court has rejected your request for additional pages. See, Eric J. Magnuson, "Briefly: Line Dancing for Lawyers," Minnesota Lawyer (Sept. 15, 2015); Eric J. Magnuson and Rebecca A. Zadaka, "Briefly: In briefs, what a difference a font can make." Minnesota Lawyer (Oct. 26, 2021). Parties doing so may face a variety of sanctions - from having the court give their opponents unsolicited page or word enlargements in subsequent briefing, to having their non-conforming briefs stricken in part or altogether.

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