Judge Dietz shared an interesting brief-writing tip last night with The Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court. Go with a Century font over Times New Roman, and for any of you still clinging on to the Courier New days, it is time to move on.
Why Century? Two simple reasons—legibility and retention.
As stated by the Seventh Circuit in its Requirements and Suggestions for Typography in Briefs and Other Papers:
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Typographic decisions should be made for a purpose.