For Microsoft Word 2003 and later, the following Legal Pleadings templates are available:
Microsoft Word 2000 has an automatic program that will create pleading paper and format your pleading at the same time. Note: This program is not available on the library’s computers. This guide is to help you create pleadings at home.
To use this program:
- Open Microsoft Word.
- On the FILE menu, click NEW
- Click the LEGAL PLEADINGS tab
- Double click PLEADING WIZARD. This will begin the “Pleading Wizard” program, which takes you step-by-step through creating your own pleading paper. Make sure you select the following values:
|What do you want to do?
||Select: Create a new pleading template for another court.
|Name of the Court:
||Type: In the First Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada In and For Carson City
Should be aligned?: Center
||Font: Times New Roman
Line Spacing: Double
Lines Per Page: 8.5” x11
Margins: One inch on all sides
|Do you want line numbers?
Start pleading at line: 1
Line numbers start at: 1
Show line numbers in increments of: 1
|Header & Footer:
||What information do you want at the beginning of the pleading?
Attorney and firm names (Actually your name and address)
In the Footer?
Summary of pleading title
|Do you want a signature block?
Sign with: Plain
Do: Not include firm name and address
Include date line
||Give your template a name like Carson City Court Pleadings Template
The program will then take you through the steps to fill in information in the pleading caption. Make sure that you type the information in exactly as you want it to appear, such as in all capitals when appropriate.
These instructions are also available in pdf format.