Questions about the strange language of legalese.

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Capitalizing processes in a law suit

When writing about a trial, should four-year Statute of Limitations have the four-year spelled out or as 4 year Statute of Limitations? Also, should Preliminary Hearing, Mediation, Discovery, ...
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Which phrase is better?

"In cases where either party is unable to perform the contracted obligation" or "in the event either party is unable to perform the contracted obligation"? I prefer the second but having used "in the ...
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' when we hold': usage

The daily judge assignments are posted on the Clerk of Court site – see side bar. I have an attorney going tomorrow to research the records for the name of the judge responsible on February 5 ...