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What does TypeLaw do?

TypeLaw is a service that handles your brief formatting. To submit your first brief for formatting, select Get Started. Select the court where you are filing and upload your brief. When you upload your first brief, you’ll create a new TypeLaw account. TypeLaw uses proprietary software to format your brief based on court requirements. Your brief is also reviewed by a TypeLaw professional before it is returned to you via email.

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 of $395 per brief with a 1-hour turnaround guarantee during business hours. 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.

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. You do not need to provide any payment information at the time that you upload your draft brief.

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 (we use Casetext and not Lexis or Westlaw because it is the easiest way to guarantee that the person reading your brief will be able to access the links). For statutes, constitutions, and rules, we cite to an official government resource where possible. Please request a sample brief from our homepage 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, 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. We do not require payment information at the time you upload your brief. There is no risk to trying TypeLaw.Additionally, we can share an example brief from a previous customer if you would like to see a sample of a TypeLaw-formatted brief. Click here to request a sample brief.

Is TypeLaw a law firm?

No, TypeLaw is not a law firm. TypeLaw does not provide legal advice.

What if I have a question that is not listed here?

We are happy to answer any other questions. You can email us, chat with us, or call us (415-800-2151).

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