TypeLaw News & Insights

Gain new insight into briefing, legaltech trends, AI, local rules of court, the TypeLaw platform, and more. Welcome to the TypeLaw blog.

Podcast: The Anatomy of a Legal Brief

Watch LawNext's Bob Ambrogi and TypeLaw Co-founder & CEO, Chris Dralla, discuss why formatting a brief takes so much time, and how AI automation can help.

LawNext podcast
Research: The Anatomy of a Legal Brief

Research: The Anatomy of a Legal Brief

We analyzed 10,000+ legal briefs to determine the composition of an average brief and help legal professionals better understand the briefing process. See the summarized findings in this infographic.

read more
Why Signatures Matter in a Legal Brief

Why Signatures Matter in a Legal Brief

Whether you’re a lawyer or a party to a legal dispute, it’s crucial to understand the importance of signatures in legal briefs. This post explains why signatures matter and how they impact the validity, enforceability, and accountability of legal documents.

read more
The Next Generation of AI Legaltech

The Next Generation of AI Legaltech

When we started TypeLaw nearly 10 years ago, our goal was to help fellow attorneys use their time more productively by automating one of the most frustrating, tedious parts of the job: formatting briefs, motions, and other docs.  As a solo practitioner, I dreaded the mind-numbing task of...

read more
California Style Manual vs. Bluebook Case Citations

California Style Manual vs. Bluebook Case Citations

Writing a legal document for a federal court instead of a California court (or vice versa)? There are many key case citation distinctions between the California Style Manual and Bluebook that you should be aware of. This article provides some helpful examples so you can get it right when preparing...

read more
TypeLaw Tip: Punctuation Around Parentheses

TypeLaw Tip: Punctuation Around Parentheses

Having helped format nearly 10,000 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...

read more
Hyperlinked Briefs and Why They Matter

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...

read more
Why Tables Can be the Worst Part of Creating a Brief

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 can...

read more
How We Made Legal Brief Editing Better

How We Made Legal Brief Editing Better

As any brief writer knows, after you’re done drafting your brief, 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...

read more

Stay updated

By opting in to our email list, you'll gain exclusive access to our latest content, tips for writing faster and better briefs, and exclusive offers.