Time to announce a winner to the California Pleading challenge.
I was certainly skeptical about the possibility that anyone could complete the challenge, but developer Paul Bailey (aka “PizzaPanther”), undertook the challenge and submitted a great pleading.
The picture doesn’t do the pleading justice — I zoomed out to clip the picture — but the full print works well.
I’ll make the document template available to attorneys for $10. I have a couple of comments to make on using the document to make it a little more usable (understandable) before fully releasing. When it’s ready I’ll make the document link available.
After thoroughly reviewing California’s rules, I discovered that the most difficult part of this pleading is the line numbering on the side. I discovered that California’s rules only require a line above the footer. If you can get the numbers to line up, then you can eliminate the vertical lines. However, out of caution (California’s rule is “reject if it doesn’t comply”), we opted to use the traditional filing.
Since we also had a 2nd great submission that complies with the rules and takes the alternative approach, I’m going to award Daniel Baker with a small reward. I’ll make both templates available for the $10 purchase price.
Special thanks to Ross Jurewitz and Jurewitz Law Group for inspiring this innovation, and to Paul and Daniel for their remarkable work. This challenge proves that if you can dream it, you can do it…probably.
Here’s a payment button if you want to get
on the list the pleadings. If your PayPal address is different from your Google account, please let me know and I’ll send the share link to your Google account: