Why bottom tabs?

Court documents displaying two-hole punch and bottom exhibit tabs.

Legal files are traditionally filed by punching two holes in the top of the paper. This means tabs on the bottom are much easier to access and use.

Sacramento County Court requires that whenever you file papers with exhibits, one copy must have bottom tabs separating the exhibits. The tab copy is given to the judges, and the tabs are there for their convenience.

In all other copies, you should just use a regular-sized piece of paper with the exhibit number or letter on it.

Where do I get bottom tabs?

You can purchase bottom tabs at the Law Library’s circulation desk. You can also purchase sets from Avery Products and sometimes other business supply stores or specialty legal supply stores.

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