Asked & Answered
Have detailed questions about using TypeLaw? You’ve come to the right place.
What does TypeLaw do?
TypeLaw is a service that handles your brief formatting. We build your tables, add necessary certificates, and format your brief to local rule compliance; you send us your draft brief and we send back a ready-to-file PDF that’s been reviewed by a credentialed lawyer. TypeLaw can also hyperlink your citations to authority and the record. This video explains more about how it works. To submit your first brief for formatting, select get started to create an account.
What does TypeLaw need from me?
We need a complete draft, from introduction through conclusion, for TypeLaw to work its magic. To get the most value out of TypeLaw, don’t worry about adding a cover page, table of contents, or table of authorities. Our software generates those from scratch after you submit your order.
When will I get my brief back (and how much will it cost)?
We offer a flat rate per brief with next business day turnaround. Our business hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, excluding federal court holidays. Any briefs submitted after hours will be turned around by 10am the next business day. Making changes to your brief via our editor is available to you at any time. We offer an optional 1-hour turnaround during business hours for an extra $400 fee.
How will I be billed (and what if I don’t like it)?
You will receive an invoice after your formatted brief is returned to you. We ensure that you are happy with our service before collecting payment.
How do I pay?
Payment can be made online. We accept credit and debit cards.
What file format will my brief be in when it is returned by TypeLaw?
Your brief will be returned to you as a formatted, a text-searchable PDF with hyperlinked authorities and bookmarked headings.
What if I need to make edits to my brief after I receive the PDF from TypeLaw?
If you need to make any changes, do so via our text editor and download a new copy of your PDF with your brief’s tables and pagination automatically updated. You will have access to the web editor 24 hours a day.
What resources does TypeLaw use for its hyperlinks?
For cases, we hyperlink to Casetext. For statutes, constitutions, and rules, we hyperlink to an official government resource where possible. You can request a sample brief or watch this short video to see how hyperlinks work.
Are your briefs compliant with electronic filing requirements?
Yes, our briefs are compliant with electronic filing requirements. They are text searchable and have electronic bookmarks for every component, heading, and exhibit in your document. We also support electronic signatures.
Do you file/serve on my behalf?
No. TypeLaw does not file or serve on your behalf. We take your draft and convert it into a ready-to-file PDF that YOU can file with your court’s e-filing system.
What if I need help or have any questions when submitting an order or using the TypeLaw web editor?
You can contact support via email, chat, or phone (415-800-2151)
What if I have staff that normally takes care of these details for me?
Your staff can submit briefs to TypeLaw on your behalf. We can save your staff time that they can use to focus on other aspects of your practice.
Is there a way that I can preview TypeLaw’s service before purchasing?
You are welcome to upload your brief so that you can experience TypeLaw’s service. We only issue an invoice if you are happy with our service and decide to use the formatted brief for your filing. Payment information is not required when you upload your brief. There is no risk to trying TypeLaw. Additionally, we’re happy to share an example TypeLaw formatted brief from a real customer. You can request a sample brief.
Is TypeLaw a law firm?
No, TypeLaw is not a law firm. TypeLaw does not provide legal advice.