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2017 California Rules of Court

Rule 2.108. Spacing and numbering of lines

The spacing and numbering of lines on a page must be as follows:

(1)The lines on each page must be one and one-half spaced or double-spaced and numbered consecutively.

(2)Descriptions of real property may be single-spaced.

(3)Footnotes, quotations, and printed forms of corporate surety bonds and undertakings may be single-spaced and have unnumbered lines if they comply generally with the space requirements of rule 2.111.

(4)Line numbers must be placed at the left margin and separated from the text by a vertical column of space at least 1/5 inch wide or a single or double vertical line. Each line number must be aligned with a line of type, or the line numbers must be evenly spaced vertically on the page. Line numbers must be consecutively numbered, beginning with the number 1 on each page. There must be at least three line numbers for every vertical inch on the page.

Rule 2.108 amended effective January 1, 2016; adopted effective January 1, 2007.

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