Are You Familiar with Segoe UI?

Last week a client told me that it uses the typeface Segoe UI (pronounced SEE-go) for its contracts. I wasn’t familiar with it, so I checked it out. Go here for the Wikipedia page for it. And the image below shows it alongside Calibri. Segoe UI is a system font, so it’s safe to use—it won’t default to some other … Read More

A Suggestion to Those Organizing the Upcoming Legal Design Jam

Thanks to @carolynelefant and this post on Open Law Lab, I learned of the “Law Design Jam” being held on October 11, 2013, at Stanford University. Go here for the invitation. The tagline for the event is “Legal contracts, licenses and policies are now long, dull, difficult and boring documents. Come change that!” Here’s how the event is described: A Legal Design Jam is a design-driven hackathon to … Read More

One Space or Two?

[Updated January 12, 2015, to integrate what had previously been bracketed updates.] In A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting 12.21, I recommend that you use only one space, rather than two, after punctuation, whether it separates two sentences (periods, question marks, exclamation marks) or parts of a sentence (colons). I’m hardly alone in this. The Chicago Manual of Style … Read More