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What are the best font for legal contracts, and why?

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I instantly recommend you to look at the website Typography for Lawyers ( http://www.typographyforlawyers.com/ ) - in particular the font recommendations http://www.typographyforlawyers.com/?p=587 )

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Definitely the best resource. –  Alan Gilbertson Jul 8 '11 at 9:27
I love that site, not just for legal typography, but a great typography resource in general. –  Jin Jul 8 '11 at 13:50

There is no 'best' font for a broad industry. It comes down to what is good typography vs. not. In additions to Roger's great advice, the only other thing to note is that sometimes there's a 'required' font--typically when working with the government.

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Good point. It's covered on that site, in addition to everything else. Matt Butterick has recently compiled all the sage advice on his site into a book of the same title. –  Alan Gilbertson Jul 8 '11 at 21:49

Why Legal, of course. No other font would seem correct. :)

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