The Era of Searchable Documents

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Attorneys no longer need to “thumb through” a transcript to find what they are looking for. They use the search feature, and we need to make a few adjustments to some traditional rules to accommodate this search. Here is the first: The Abbreviation of the Word “Number” A sequential reference consists of the name of what is being talked about the …

The Word “Number”

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When the word “number” is said and is followed by a figure, it is abbreviated except when it begins a sentence since it would look like hte word “no.” …It refers to Section No. 123. …I am on page No. 15. …Number 84 is not included here. The plural of the abbreviation is “Nos.” …I have read Nos. 15 and …

The Ordinal Number

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All dates are in figures. The rule in English is that the ordinal is NOT added to the date after the month. …It occurred on June 2 late in the afternoon. …The date is May 4, 2015. …We visited him on July 1 of last year. But… …on the 2nd of June… …May the 4th… Whether you transcribe it or …