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BriefCatch is a sophisticated editing tool that will improve any document by generating instant feedback and suggestions.

More powerful than ever, BriefCatch 2.0 lets you tailor your editing focus to your needs, navigate the suggestions effortlessly, and take even more pride in your final product.

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Three New Catch Modes

Want to improve your draft through quick style edits? Click on “Catch Style.” Want to focus just on errors and inconsistencies? Try “Catch Consistency.” Time for all that and more? Hit “Catch All.”

Enhanced User Interface

Users love the new navigation arrows, the new Undo button, and a sleek new panel that makes it easier to choose from the menus of editing suggestions.

Smarter Suggestions

BriefCatch 2.0 offers thousands of new edits and alternatives.

Also new: When BriefCatch 2.0 offers you several choices for an edit, we often put the ones the best writers favor up top.

The Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

Our AI-driven analysis of thousands of documents generated five new state-of-the-art writing scores. These metrics let you compare your style with that of renowned brief-writers and judges.

Revamped Global Reports

A revamped Report number-crunches the document and spits out how its readability fares, what its strengths and weaknesses are, and whether you’re using certain words and phrases at an unusually high rate.


Gamify your editing by earning points as you progress through your draft. As your flags-per-words rate plummets, your Editing Points soar.

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BriefCatch 2.0 is now available and you can try it risk free. Sign up for our two-week free trial, even if you've tried BriefCatch in the past.


Instant Edits

Get tailored feedback based on thousands of editing suggestions. In just seconds, you'll see your draft sharpen and tighten.



Choose among a menu of suggestions. Or choose none at all. You can even disable a catch or flag for the entire document.



Flag words, phrases, and habits that secretly bother many readers.



Spot inconsistencies in wording, formatting, and punctuation.



Flag unusually long or cumbersome sentences, repetitive wording patterns, citation errors, and typos that other tools miss.



Generate custom scores that give you real-time objective feedback on your document’s flow, style, and readability.

How Does BriefCatch Work?

BriefCatch is a Word plug-in that offers editing suggestions that you can implement in real time. The program not only catches common mistakes but spots editing and advocacy opportunities that many lawyers and other writers miss. After each suggestion, just click “Change” or “Ignore.” You can also get feedback on the readability and flow of your entire document, and you can even generate a tailored custom report.

If you make some of the suggested edits, your writing will be more concise, polished, and convincing. And you’ll save time.

In both its breadth and its depth, BriefCatch will help you more than any comparable product can. Guaranteed. Your clients and other readers will thank you.

The creator of BriefCatch, Ross Guberman, is one of the world’s most in-demand writing trainers, the author of the bestselling book on brief writing, and a consultant for many of the most prestigious law firms and courts.

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To use BriefCatch, you need a Windows PC with Microsoft Word. Mac installation possible using Parallels.

What Benefits Does BriefCatch Offer?

Apply thousands of algorithms instantly to help you shorten words, sentences, and documents
Write more like the top brief-writers and judges
Choose among several alternatives for most edits
Punch up your verbs
Flag language that lawyers might like but judges don’t
Improve and vary your transitions
Flag unusually long or cumbersome sentences
Flag passive voice, with exclusions tailored for lawyers
Flag inconsistent spellings
Flag inconsistent serial comma usage
Avoid wasting time editing quotations
Spot grammar errors, commonly confused words, and common lawyer typos (“statue,” “breech,” “Untied States”) that Word misses
Spot citation errors
Apply extensive false-positive controls that slash editing time
Edit completely securely, with no saving of documents and no record of use
Get real-time objective feedback on readability and flow
Generate tailored reports that identify strengths and weaknesses and uncover habits you didn’t know you had
See explanations that help develop your skills as you edit

Created by Ross Guberman

ROSS GUBERMAN is the president of Legal Writing Pro LLC and the founder of BriefCatch LLC. From Alaska and Hawaii to Paris and Hong Kong, Ross has conducted thousands of workshops on three continents for prominent law firms, judges, agencies, corporations, and associations. His workshops are among the highest rated in the world of professional legal education.

Ross holds degrees from Yale, the Sorbonne, and the University of Chicago Law School.

Ross’s Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates is an Amazon bestseller that reviewers have praised as a “tour de force” and “a must for the library of veteran litigators.” Ross also wrote Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Greatest Judges, which Court Review called “the best book . . . by far . . . about judicial writing.” He coauthored Deal Struck: The World’s Best Drafting Tips with Gary Karl and created the online contracts editor ContractCatch.

Ross's newest product, BriefCatch, is a first-of-its-kind editing add-in. Its devoted users include lawyers, firms, judges, and courts around the world. BriefCatch was named one of TechnoLawyer's Top 10 Legal Tech Products of the year.

An active member of the bar and a former attorney at a top firm, Ross has also worked as a translator, professional musician, and award-winning journalist. Slate called his investigative reporting about Fannie Mae “totally brilliant and prescient,” and Pulitzer Prize winner Gretchen Morgenson wrote that his article “made even the most jaded Washingtonian take note.”

For the past 6 years, Ross has been invited to train all new federal judges, and he has presented at many other judicial conferences as well. He has also addressed many international conferences, including ATD, NALP, PDC, PDI, ACLEA, IADC, the Appellate Judges Education Institute, and the ABA’s Corporate Counsel Summit.

Ross is a founding “Trusted Adviser” for the Professional Development Consortium and consults for Caren Stacy’s OnRamp Fellowship. He is often quoted in such publications as The New York Times and American Lawyer.

Ross won the Legal Writing Institute’s 2016 Golden Pen award for making “an extraordinary contribution to the cause of good legal writing.” He was also honored as one of the 2016 Fastcase 50 for legal innovators, and his Twitter feed has been named to the ABA’s Best Law Twitter list.

A Minnesota native, Ross lives with his wife and two children outside Washington, DC. Family travel has taken them everywhere from Argentina and Bhutan to Greenland and Zambia.




How has BriefCatch helped people like you?

BriefCatch easily and efficiently helped me improve the strength of my arguments and taught me about mistakes I hadn’t even considered I was making. I’d become numb to some of the legalese I was using, and BriefCatch helped to simplify my arguments. Every page became more reader-friendly based on the recommendations.

Graham Van Leuven

Everyone needs an editor. With BriefCatch, not only can you have the nation’s premiere legal-writing expert as your own personal copy-editor, but you can receive his invaluable feedback instantaneously.

Cory Andrews

BriefCatch is an excellent tool. I used it to edit a brief that I had already “edited” and that I thought was near its final form. BriefCatch found many areas that could be condensed or reworded. It provided thoughtful, practical suggestions for streamlining those problem spots. The result was a tighter, more readable brief. The whole process—for a 10,000 word brief—took me less than two hours, and the results were well worth it. I highly recommend it for litigators who frequently write.

Luke Bradley
Litigation Associate

Finally. With BriefCatch, Ross Guberman now sits beside me–with his gentle and ever-so-useful suggestions—all to sharpen my brief writing. Thank you.

Laura Schwartz

BriefCatch is not your average editing tool. It’s like having a collaborator there with you. It not only critiques and suggests ways to tighten and improve your draft, it lets you know what its strengths are and gives feedback through an addictive grading system—all in real time. An invaluable tool for the serious advocate.

Bryan Pattison

BriefCatch is a powerful tool tailored to address legal writers’ most common pitfalls. While BriefCatch is an excellent way to tighten up an individual project, it is also an incredible educational tool because it offers immediate feedback and constructive criticism.

Jennifer Collins

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