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New Rule Requiring Hyperlinks in New York

On September 29, 2020, the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York Courts issued an Administrative Order amending Rule 6 of the Rules of Practice for the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. The amendment, which took effect earlier this week on November 16, 2020, consists of adding subsections (b) and (c) […]

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TypeLaw Tip: Punctuation around Parens

Having helped format thousands of briefs, we’ve had the opportunity to be exposed to a vast sample of legal writing. One issue we often see in briefs is the incorrect placement of punctuation around parentheses. (This was something that I struggled with when we first started TypeLaw.) Here is a quick rule to remember: 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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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 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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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 […]