I thought it was now common knowledge that lawyers should avoid using Times New Roman as a font for their legal documents. But I had a conversation with an experienced lawyer about choosing the police on appeal, and this experienced lawyer tried to tell me that the police don`t matter. “Leave it to the Times New Roman,” the experienced lawyer said. “That`s what judges are used to; That is what they are waiting for. There is no reason to shake it. And that may be true. Perhaps, after seeing thousands of court records, judges are simply getting used to “expecting” these briefs to look somehow. We were reminded of the importance of fonts when the Virginia Supreme Court updated its list of acceptable policies last month.