How to create a Table of Authorities in a legal brief
How lawyers can use Microsoft Word to mark citations and create a Table of Authorities in briefs and motions.
In this video, Ryan McCarl of Rushing McCarl LLP — author of Elegant Legal Writing and former Advanced Legal Writing instructor at the UCLA School of Law — shows lawyers how to mark citations and create Tables of Authorities in Microsoft Word. The video also contains various other productivity tips about how to set up keyboard shortcuts, how field codes work, how to move your cursor quickly with your keyboard, how to change AutoFormat rules, etc.
You may also be interested in McCarl’s video “Advanced Microsoft Word for Lawyers.”
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Ryan McCarl is a founding partner of Rushing McCarl LLP, author of Elegant Legal Writing (U. Cal. Press 2024), and adjunct professor at Loyola Law School. For more writing tips, subscribe to the Elegant Legal Writing newsletter and follow Ryan on LinkedIn. McCarl’s book is now available on Amazon.
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