Proposed Orders Now Accepted in Microsoft Word Format
All judges at the district court have signalled they are ready to accept proposed orders in Microsoft Word format. Over the past month, the court has purchased and installed copies of Microsoft Word in chambers, and in the last week of January, staff who desired Word training were trained in Microsoft Word.
The conflict between the court word processing preference for WordPerfect and the general legal community preference for Microsoft Word
has frustrated many lawyers and staff desiring to submit proposed orders to the court. Now, the court can accept proposed orders in Microsoft Word format.
A PDF copy of a proposed order still must be attached to any motion. The word processing format is designated only for proposed orders emailed to chambers. See Administrative Procedures