Arts and Crafts in Litigation: What Attorneys MUST Know When Filing Litigation Papers


Arts and Crafts in Litigation: What Attorneys MUST Know When Filing Litigation Papers

Recorded On 11/15/2018


Hear from the experts what you need to know about creating, filing and presenting your litigation product. Topics include:

  • Sanctions judges have imposed for poorly formatted, constructed, compiled, or bound submissions;
  • Reasons to convert-to-PDF, rather than print-to-PDF, better than scan-to-PDF;
  • Hidden properties in word documents that transfer over to the ECF/NYSCEF filed PDF documents, including author and file name (so don’t name it in word “document stupid judge made me file” — or do consider checking adversary’s);
  • PDF bookmarking, and new possibilities of filing combined document with exhibits bookmarked;
  • Levels of DPI (dots per inch) resolution to have high quality product & meet minimum standards for efiling, including compensating for degradation caused by OCR (text readable) conversion;
  • Techniques for re-posting prior efiled documents without obscuring filing header with multiple superimposed headers;
  • PDF text highlighting that refuses to print the highlighting & how to overcome;
  • Problematic decapitating of top NYSCEF headers when printing “actual size” versus “fit”;
  • Work-around for documents resistant to PDF/A conversion;
  • Editing text in PDFs (helpful for last-minute corrections);

And MORE. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the experts and address any issues they may have.


Program Chair: Brian D. Graifman, Counsel, Supreme Ct. Division, Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C.

Faculty: Timothy K. Beeken, Counsel and Managing Attorney,Debevoise & Plimpton; Jeffrey Carucci, Statewide Coordinator for Electronic Filing of the Unified Court System of the State of New York; Christopher Gibson, Deputy Statewide Coordinator for Electronic Filing; Hon. Barbara Jaffe, Sup. Ct., NY County; Margaret Malloy, Chief Counsel to the Office of Pro Se Litigation, SDNY


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