I’m a huge fan of graphics in pleadings. Why go on for page after page explaining a concept when a simple picture can do it for you? The Indiana Court of Appeals recently did just that in WellPoint, Inc. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. The case is a relatively straightforward coverage dispute about when a claim arises under a claims-made policy, so nothing Earth-shattering. But check out pages 9, 10, and 12! Graphics!
Admittedly, they don’t exactly stretch Word’s capabilities (next time, how about some drop shadows, gradients, reflections, glow, color!), but they provide the reader with a clear picture of the key concepts in the case. Keep it up!