Benefits of OCR PDF Electronic Copies vs Scanned PDF Electronic Copies

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) OCR PDF copies are electronic conversions of scanned images of printed text into encoded text. These texts can be electronically searched and stored more compactly. Portable Document Format (PDF) Basic PDF files come in two primary formats – non-linear (not “optimized”) and linear (“optimized”). Non-linear files consume less disk space than …

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Do the Appellate Division, First and Second Departments Accept Minuscripts in a Record on Appeal or Appendix?

Oftentimes, clients will submit documents for Records/Appendices that include minuscripts, which are documents that include two, four or more pages of transcript printed on one single page. In such cases, pages 30-33 of a transcript would be minimized and reformatted to fit on one page. As far as including minuscripts in the Record/Appendix is concerned, …

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Records on Appeal: What Lower Court Documents Should Be Included in an Appellate Filing?

Many of our clients assume that a Record on Appeal should include everything in the lower Court file. The Record, however, should only include the documents that the lower Court considered when it rendered the particular Order/Judgment being appealed. Oftentimes, Supreme Court Justices issue a Memorandum cover page that lists all of the documents that …

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