For 1Ls: Law Library Resources on Formatting Your Brief

The Harnish Law Library understands that as you write your briefs you may have questions about formatting.  To assist you, we have published a LawGuide called Formatting Your Brief: Help With Frequently Asked Microsoft Word Questions, which includes PC- and Mac-based instructions on tasks such as creating a table of authorities or removing personal data from your document.  We have also prepared Quick Guides on preparing tables of authorities, which are available for download from the LawGuide.

In addition, we will hold office hours in the library training lab for students who have referred to our LawGuide but would still like extra help with Word formatting. The remaining office hours will be at the following times:

Monday, March 11:                      2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12:                      2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13:                9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

We hope you will find these office hours, and the Guides, useful tools for creating tables and formatting your briefs.  Our Wed. March 13 session is being offered to assist you with any last-minute challenges.  However, we strongly encourage you to attend an earlier office hour session so that you get your questions answered with plenty of time to finalize your briefs.

Please note that, in order to ensure that all students have equal access to the Library’s resident experts in generating tables in Word and other Word troubleshooting, these office hours are your opportunity to get answers to your formatting questions.  Unfortunately, we will be unable to offer assistance outside of these office hours and use of the Guides.

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