Friday, March 13, 2015

Tip to Lawyers: Word Scores Lower Word-Counts Than WordPerfect

The front page of Friday's (3/13) Wall Street Journal discusses a movement afoot by judges to reduce maximum brief length from 14,000 words to 12,500. Putting aside the pros and cons of such a rule change, the article notes a most interesting point: Lawyers "could trim their word counts 3% to 4% simply by using Microsoft Word, whose word-count tool is more likely to treat numerical legal and statutory citations as single words."

Link to WSJ Article

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