Does anyone else like to download the “Original Image” of published opinions from WestLaw rather than the version that appears on the site?

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Yes I like the layout of two columns more

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Yes, I find the layout is much easier to process, especially when I'm drafting and need to reference specific quotes. I also maintain a file of the downloaded PDFs of cases that I may use at a later time.

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Only when in law review so many years ago

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Not really a law question but social decorum.

I moved to a new city, let's say LA. I am originally from Atlanta. I always ask people I meet in the office "so are you from here?" in our introductions just to break the ice. However, I feel sometimes that I think non-white individuals have a cringe moment.

Is it inappropriate to ask this? I'm not looking to justify anything, I want to learn if I should not ask this anymore.

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