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Making Better Briefs with Hyperlinks

Second of a series of 5 TypeLaw series on the future of digital legal briefs based on ABA research Hyperlinks are a small, but mighty feature of digital briefs. Hyperlinks can either be internal (link to a different section of the same brief PDF), or external (link to a case authority on a website like […]

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The Case for Digital Legal Briefs

First of a 5-part series by TypeLaw on the future of digital legal briefs The legal world has been evolving towards digitization for the past 30 years. Legal documents have transitioned into an almost fully digitized space, starting with the approval of PACER in 1988, opening electronic records to the public and moving into the […]

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Hyperlinked Briefs and Why They Matter

As most courts have now fully transitioned to e-filing, litigators are presented with an opportunity to significantly improve the way a judge interacts with their briefs, in turn making it easier for the judge to adopt their position. What is a hyperlinked brief/ebrief? A hyperlinked brief (sometimes called an e-brief) is a brief that has […]

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Why tables can be the worst part of creating a brief

Creating tables is a chore. Hyperlinking each authority to specific pages in your brief, only to have to start over when you add a new paragraph and all the page numbers shift, just feels like a waste of time. Getting your formatting just right and updating all citations to their proper form could take hours […]

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How we made editing better

After you’re done drafting your brief, as any brief writer knows, you’re never done. Often, you’re editing up to the deadline: typos are a frequent source of frustration, and sometimes you might even need to write a new paragraph, or  delete an entire section. At this point you’ve probably already sent your brief off to […]

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How does TypeLaw save you time?

Saving time is one of the most valuable aspects of brief writing—the more time you can spend on your actual argument, the better it will be and the greater chance you can get your argument across to your reader. One of the main goals of TypeLaw is to save you time, in three general areas: […]

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Learn to leverage your staff with software

TypeLaw isn’t just for solo attorneys who don’t have staff; we truly believe that our software helps improve the quality of life of brief writing, whether it’s for an attorney working on a case by themselves or a complete staff that wants to speed up the process. For solo attorneys, our service can be a […]

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Trust and TypeLaw: why our clients rely on us

We realize that having attorneys and paralegals trust us with sensitive—and occasionally confidential—information isn’t always a quick or easy process. However, we believe that TypeLaw offers a quality, completely confidential service, for the fraction of the cost it would elsewhere. To clarify further on why we feel so strongly that we’re the right service for […]

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TypeLaw Customer Testimonial-Charles Dell’Ario

With a prestigious career spanning 44 years and counting, certified appellate specialist Alan Charles “Chuck” Dell’Ario has witnessed many changes in the legal field and the growing presence of technology in traditional legal practices. Not one to shy away from a challenge, he saw the need to integrate technology into his own practice after becoming […]

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Why current software prevents you from making the best possible argument

Fifth in a series of 5 TypeLaw blogs on the future of digital legal briefs based on ABA research In the digital evolution of the legal field, many types of software have come to market with the promise of improving work product or providing efficiency for attorneys. Not all legal software takes into account all […]

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Why the Table of Contents is the Most Important Part of Your Brief

Fourth in a series of 5 TypeLaw blogs on the future of digital legal briefs based on ABA research If you view a brief as the map to a case, the table of contents is the navigation point that directs you to the information you need to find your ultimate destination. A good table of […]

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How Do Bookmarks Help a Judge?

Third in a series of 5 TypeLaw blogs on the future of digital legal briefs based on ABA research A bookmark provides an automated link between citations in a brief and key materials of record for a case. Bookmarks and internal hyperlinks work together to provide access to resources related to a case with a […]