How to Set Up an Exhibit Page for a Legal Document

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Go through the legal document, making a list of references to any prior legal actions. These include things such as agreements, convictions, property descriptions or any other piece of evidence mentioned in the document. You will need to attach each of the items as exhibits at the end of the document.

Determine how you will label your exhibits. Generally, exhibits are labeled in sequential alphabetical or numerical order. For example, Exhibit A is followed by Exhibit B, etc. This gives the reader clear guideposts to follow throughout the document.

Create an exhibit page. Exhibit pages should start a new section in the document and generally do not have page numbers. At the top of the page, in a large bold font, type the name of the exhibit and a brief description of the exhibit. For example, "Exhibit A -- Deed of Trust." This is called the caption.

Add footers to exhibit pages if desired. If an individual exhibit consists of more than one page, you might want to add footers on subsequent pages. The footers should contain the same information as the caption. You may also wish to create an index page that lists all of the exhibits in order. Place the index page after the legal document, in front of the first exhibit.


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Irwin Fletcher has been writing since 2008, specializing in legal, finance and business topics. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and real estate from Texas Christian University. Fletcher is also pursuing a Juris Doctor, focusing on environmental law, at Vermont Law School.

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