How to Attach an Exhibit to a Legal Document

By J.S. Nogara

Frequently, when filing paperwork with the court or in drafting legal documents, it is necessary to attach an exhibit. This article provides an outline of how to attach an exhibit to a legal document.

Complete the Legal Document

Complete the legal document to determine where to attach the exhibit.

Include a typed notation within the body of the legal document where the exhibit should be referenced. Thereafter, assign the exhibit with an identifying number or letter. For instance, this notation can state either "See Exhibit A" or "See Exhibit 1".

Label the exhibit with the assigned identifying number or letter. Whenever possible, insert the assigned number or letter on the center bottom of the first page of the exhibit.

Insert a tab page at the end of the legal document. This tab page will note where the exhibit is located in the document and provides easy reference for the reader.

Attach the legal document after the tab page.

About the Author

J.S. Nogara began writing in 2000, publishing in legal texts, newspapers, newsletters and on various websites. Her credits include updating "New York Practice Guides: Negligence." She is a licensed attorney admitted to the New York State courts and the Federal Court, Southern District in New York. She has a B.S. from the University of Connecticut, a J.D. and an LL.M. degree.

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