[texhax] Recommended "document class" for legal documents
shubho.roy85 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 14:19:57 CET 2013
We are developing a package for writing legislative bills. The problem with
law is that it does not have a single format for documents. We have
different formats for different documents. Each court may have different
form for documents. We are trying to create one for indian legislative
bills. We could start modifying them for different jurisdictions. If you
could provide more information about what you need we could help.
On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:58:18 -0500
> James Cloos articulated:
> > >>>>> "J" == Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> writes:
> > J> I frequently have to write legal documents. I am wondering if
> > J> there is a specific "documentclass" for this?
> > There at least have been. You might find something searching ctan:
> > http://ctan.org
> > I specifically recall a discussion on comp.text.tex (back in the '90s
> > I suspect) which resulted in a style which covered things like the
> > double verticle rule on the left margin (as used in the US) and
> > leaving enough margin for binding with the heavy blue cover stock
> > often used for contracts, affidavits and the like.
> > But its been way to long to remember any further details.
> > And it may be a \documentstyle rather then a \documentclass package.
> I had thought that there might be a "package" available that would
> satisfy my needs; however, I have not come across one. Obviously, I can
> accomplish what I want manually, although having a package would make
> things that much easier. I was quite surprised to find that although
> Latex has hundreds of packages, there does not seem to be one that
> addresses the needs of the legal profession. Maybe in a few years when
> I actually learn how to write macros, etcetera, I might attempt to
> create one.
> Jerry ♔
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