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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 :-)