5 Fonts Courts Use Besides Times New Roman

Here are some good (and not so good) alternatives to Times New Roman (TNR) we’ve seen in court opinions.

The fonts:

  1. Palatino
  2. Century Schoolbook
  3. Courier and Courier New
  4. Lucida Sans Typewriter
  5. Garamond

For the courts (and which fonts are terrible), see the post on Greedy Associates. (Admit it, you were hoping to see Comic Sans on the list.)

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  1. Avatar carrollstraus says:

    I loathe TNR. When I had to grade essays submitted in it, the first thing I did was hit control A, and Ariel.i use a non MS font, Centurion, in pleadings. It’s very dignified, professional, but readable.

  2. Avatar Phacetious Plebbe says:

    Tell you the truth, I so much prefer Trebuchet MS. But Garamond is not a bad choice.

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