Top 10 Pet Peeves of Legal Pros

What irritates you the most as a legal pro? Here’s what your fellow specialists say about their biggest pet peeves on Reddit.

1. “When someone sends me a scan of a printed document instead of a PDF of the original.” read more

2. “In some utility rate cases, I suspect folks print out their Word documents, fax them to themselves a couple times, then scan the result to a PDF rendering it completely unsearchable and impervious to OCR.”read more

3. “When someone sends me a document that is cobbled together from a bunch of other documents and all the formatting, font, and codes are absolutely … You add a space somewhere and suddenly you have 3 pages of blank space and half the document becomes bullets and numbers.”read more

4. “Microsoft Word Autoformatting.”read more

5. “Receiving documents from my client late.”read more

6. “When someone just adds tabs all over the place that don’t make sense. You don’t need 50 different tabs for a notary block.”read more

7. “My pet peeve is getting multi-page docs from other lawyers without page numbers. Drives me crazy!!!!”  — read more

8. “My biggest peeve is when I tell someone that something will take an hour and a half and they come back in 45 minutes to bother me for it.”read more

9. “Ordering medical records. It’s a nightmare trying to gather records these days. I wish my boss would just hire an outside company to do it for us.”read more

10. “Our industry’s perverse hate for the Oxford Comma. We’re like the most important job to use it, and we don’t for some reason.”read more

Bonus (To Wrap Up on a High Note):

I never have to transcribe. #blessed” — read more

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

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Article by Yevheniia Savchenko

Yevheniia Savchenko is a Product Content Manager at Lawrina. Yevheniia creates user interface copies for Lawrina products, writes release notes, and helps customers get the best user experience from all Lawrina products. Also, Yevheniia is in charge of creating helpful content on legal template pages (Lawrina Templates) and up-to-date information on US law (Lawrina Guides). In her spare time, Yevheniia takes up swimming, travels, and goes for a walk in her home city.

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