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Mastering MS Word: Formatting Complex Pleadings 2023 - 3 CLE (NLS)

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One of the most difficult technical tasks one can undertake is formatting a complex brief in Microsoft Word that has a title page, table of contents, table of authorities, multi-level paragraph numbering, and page numbering that starts over in the middle of the document and switches formats (for example, Romanettes to Arabic).

In this seminar, you'll be able to download our customizable appellate brief template (7th Circuit Court of Appeals) and follow along on your own computer as we demonstrate how to use the built-in formatting tools (also known as Word Styles), as well as create and update a table of contents and table of authorities.

We'll also show you how to easily customize the template for any font, point size or paragraph alignment you may want. The heavy lifting is already done, and if you use this template as the starting point for your next brief, you'll shave many hours off the process because the formatting will just work.



Barron K. Henley, Esq.

Affinity Consulting Group, LLC, Columbus, OH

Barron K. Henley, Esq. is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments.

He earned his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Technology and the Courts, and a member of both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law ("RPTE") Sections. He's also a former member of RPTE Futures Task Force, a former Board Member for the ABA TECHSHOW, and the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee. Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments.



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"Super engaging, funny and knowledgeable." – Julie

Non-Legal Subject Matter (CLE / NLS): Up to 12 hours of your 36 CLE hour requirement can be obtained attending NLS (Non-Legal Subject Matter) seminars. MCLE Rule 29, Section 3(a).

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN • Premier Indiana CLE


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