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Law360: “How BigLaw Is Using Writing Tools To Maximize Attorneys’ Time”

By Ross Guberman / November 14, 2022 /
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The Best Briefs: What AI Reveals

By Ross Guberman / November 9, 2022 /
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The BigLaw Letter: 50 Shades of Wording

By Ross Guberman / November 9, 2022 /

 

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BriefCatch 3: The Verdict Is In!

By Ross Guberman / November 9, 2022 /

The word from the legal-tech world on BriefCatch 3: “Indispensable.” “Stellar.” “A class of its own.” Want to hear from the jurors themselves? Jean O’Grady: “[L]ike having a silent coach.” Joe Patrice: “[N]ot everyone can be Elena Kagan. But you can get close!” Bob Ambrogi: “More than 11,000 legal-specific editing suggestions . . . thousands of…

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Nine Writing Tips. Nine Justices. One Tumultuous Term.

By Ross Guberman / November 9, 2022 /

The U.S. Supreme Court’s current ideological divide may be the sharpest we’ve seen in a long time. Yet the justices do unite in one key respect: The current court boasts some of the best opinion writers in American legal history. Take the opinions from the tumultuous last term. From those ashes, I extract nine tips…

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“If an editing program can clean up a Supreme Court Opinion, imagine what it can do to your brief.”

By Ross Guberman / October 13, 2022 /

If your editing chops can improve published work product, hats off. You’ve fine-tuned a document that’s likely faced many rounds of editing, often by many hands. That’s all the more true for a high-profile Supreme Court opinion. With that high bar in mind, legal-tech guru Bob Ambrogi recently ran Justice Thomas’s opinion in Bruen through…

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The $500 Million Appellate Brief: Five Takeaways

By Ross Guberman / September 17, 2022 /

Appellate hotshots from Hogan Lovells and Mayer Brown won a Second Circuit reversal of an order allowing Revlon to keep $500 million that Citi had accidentally wired to its account. Talk about a return on investment! According to my math, their brief was worth about $10 million a page. Here are five takeaways (besides double-checking…

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A Day in the Life of the American Contract

By Ross Guberman / November 23, 2021 /

Originally published in May 2016 Do practicing lawyers get to vote on legal-writing controversies? Not if you ask some self-styled pundits. Like other forms of writing, legal writing has its descriptivists (“Here’s how lawyers do write”) and its prescriptivists (“Here’s how lawyers should write”). The prescriptivists, who dominate the field, have the virtues of idealism and of trying to foment large-scale change in…

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The BriefCatch Contracts Challenge

By Ross Guberman / November 8, 2021 /

How many errors can you find in these sentences from actual contracts? Match wits with BriefCatch! Nothing in this Agreement requires Pubco to register any securities pursuant to the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended. Pubic Offering. Subject only to the last sentence of Section 5.1, and not subject to any of…

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The BriefCatch Law School Package: Boost Legal Writing and Legal Tech Skills Today

By Ross Guberman / October 7, 2021 /

What You Get Enjoy a year of school-wide access to BriefCatch, the leading legal-editing plug-in Join the tens of thousands already benefitting from BriefCatch: law firms and boutiques, top appellate advocates, Supreme Court Justices, most of the Circuit Courts, law school professors and students, state and federal agencies, prosecutors, public defenders, and solo practitioners of…

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