Frequently Asked Questions
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How is the LegalBoard different than a normal keyboard?
The LegalBoard™ is a keyboard designed for lawyers and legal professionals. With the press of a single key, you can instantly switch into legal mode, with keys that allow you to:
--Add a §, ¶, and other symbols
--Turn track changes on and off
--Start a bullet list
--Add an em dash or en dash (Wireless & LegalPad only)
--Add a footnote or comment, then jump back to your place in the main text
--Find a term in your document, then toggle back to the main text
--Change line spacing
--Turn underline, italics, or bold functions on and off
--Insert common citations and legal words like “court”, “plaintiff”, and “id.”
--And much more!
What is the LegalPad and how is it different than the LegalBoard or the LegalBoard Wireless?
The LegalPad™ is our mobile version of the LegalBoard™. It has many of the same features as the original LegalBoard™, but is both Mac and PC compatible. Just plug into your laptop, and you're ready to go!
The LegalPad™ is great for law students that don’t have a desktop keyboard and legal professionals on the move. It also makes the perfect gift. You can learn more about the LegalPad™ by clicking here.
I have hotkeys already set up. Do I really need a LegalBoard?
Yes, for many reasons.
First, hotkeys are a poor substitute to having a designated key on your keyboard. Hitting two or three keys is always going to be slower and more distracting than hitting one key.
Second, even if you have hotkeys set-up for some functions like the section and paragraph symbols, the LegalBoard™, LegalBoard Wireless™ and LegalPad™ all have over thirty lawyer-specific keys.
In addition, unlike preset Microsoft Word hotkeys, most of your LegalBoard™, LegalBoard Wireless™ and LegalPad™ keys (including the section symbol) will work in both email as well as Microsoft Word.
What do I need in order to use the LegalBoard?
All of our products are ready to go with a USB plug and play out of the box. No software or drivers needed.
Is this a mechanical keyboard?
No, the LegalBoard™ is a membrane keyboard, but our users report it has a good weight and feel to it.
What applications does LegalBoard work with?
The original LegalBoard™ and LegalBoard Wireless™ are both designed for Microsoft Windows XP/7/8/10; but many functions also work in Microsoft Outlook. They are not compatible with OSX.
Does the LegalBoard work with Apple computers?
Our mobile version, the LegalPad™, is both Mac and PC compatible. Visit the LegalPad by clicking here. The original LegalBoard™ and the LegalBoard Wireless™ are designed to work with Windows-compatible computers.
Does the LegalBoard work with other applications?
LegalBoard™ is designed to work with standard Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. Many of the keys also work in non-Microsoft applications, so they may work on a limited basis.
I'm in Legal Mode and the function keys (F1-F12) and italics/underline/bold work OK, but the §, ¶ and © keys aren't working. What's going on?
Make sure to verify that the NumPadLED is lit. It is a box on the left side of the LED panel. If it is not lit, hold down SHIFT and press the NumLock/LegalBoard key and that should resolve the problem. Some computers automatically default to having a new keyboard not have the NumPad engaged.
How long will it take to get my LegalBoard?
Regular orders ship within 1-2 business days.
What if I am unhappy with my keyboard?
All LegalBoard products come with a 30-day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not happy with your keyboard, simply mail it back to us and you will promptly be given a full refund...
No questions asked!
OK got it! Where do I sign up?
That would be right here on this page :-)