Endorsements

Cory Andrews, Senior Litigation Counsel: “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.”


Arturo Bauermeister, Partner: “BriefCatch is like Word’s editing tool on steroids: It imbues the word processor with the wisdom of Point Made, Ross Guberman’s must-have work on modern legal writing. Although I tried only the first beta version, it challenged me with the thought-provoking suggestions that I needed not only to write a persuasive motion for attorney’s fees in federal court, but also to upkeep my reputation as a serious legal writer.”


Chris Bayh, Partner: “This product is sublime. Each time it gives me a couple dozen great notes, making a big difference in flow and punchiness. It also helps to eliminate bad habits, to make the next brief better the first time.”


Rebecca Blunden, Shareholder, “Happily paid for my license to BriefCatch. It makes editing out passive voice and verbiage creep so much easier AND faster. I thank you. My clients thank you.


Luke Bradley, Litigation Associate: “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 that frequently write.”


Jennifer Collins, Partner: “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.”


Julian Dayal, Lawyer: “No matter how hard I try to shed them, I always write with blinders. Legalese, needless repetition, run-on sentences, hifalutin words, and other affronts to clarity and readability—they somehow slip through. BriefCatch catches them. Quickly, easily, effectively. I recommend BriefCatch to all of my colleagues and none of my competitors.


Dan Devos, Partner: “A proofreading tool focusing on the current legal writing styles, BriefCatch brings a freshness to my work product. It is easy to use and effective. I am looking forward to using BriefCatch in its current form as well as its future versions.”


Ian Gaunt, Lawyer: “BriefCatch quickly finds the smudges to polish out of your writing, leaving your text more clear and more convincing. BriefCatch's metrics then tell you just how clear, all while providing solid grammar suggestions--the passive-sentence catcher, for example, is easily the most useful I've ever seen.”


Kellen Hade, Lawyer: “BriefCatch makes me a better advocate. It instantly removes jargon and clutter from my writing, making it far more persuasive. And it reinforces better writing over time by identifying bad habits—to which I was often oblivious—that I can avoid in future briefs.”


Marshall J. Hendrickson, Lawyer: “BriefCatch is an incredible tool that measurably improves my work product and helps me to develop my own skills and awareness as a writer. The feedback scores unique to BriefCatch are instructive, a little humbling, and a fun source of motivation to keep working hard to improve in the craft of writing. BriefCatch is a game changer.”


Jonathan Irwin, Lawyer: “BriefCatch is a much-needed tool for the small-firm or solo lawyer, who rarely has access to an extra set of eyes to review a draft. As Guberman shows us in his books, even the best brief writers make mistakes. BriefCatch will find your missteps and improve your style.


Joe Kimble, Plain Language Expert and Professor, “BriefCatch will help you write better documents—in many ways. It’s that simple.”


Jesse Kodadek, Lawyer: “BriefCatch is as equally useful for 'big' briefs reviewed by many sets of eyes as it is for 'small' briefs that may not receive as much attention. In both cases, the suggestions have undoubtedly made my writing easier to read and, more importantly, to understand. I had no idea a Word plug-in could be so powerful while remaining so simple to use.”


Erika Lietzan, Law Professor and former BigLaw Partner: “I am stunned. BriefCatch is a phenomenal piece of software that will help even experienced writers. Guberman has shown us for years that he knows how to make legal writing sing, and this software embodies everything he has been preaching. The program correctly identified dozens of places where I needed to tighten my latest draft article, explaining the issues and suggesting concise replacement language. The criticisms and suggestions were spot-on. I will be using this to review all of my articles going forward. If you are in private practice, you should install the program immediately. It will improve your writing.”


Jason Mitchell, Student and Advocate: “BriefCatch is a game changer. It gives real time tips and suggestions on how to improve your writing, as well as snapshot analytics on a host of readability metrics. My dog-eared copy of Point Made has pride of place on my bookshelf; BriefCatch has the same kind of space on my Word tabs!”


Bryan Pattison, Lawyer: “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.”


Tim Rechtien, Partner: “With BriefCatch, Ross Guberman has deftly translated his invaluable writing techniques and tips into easy-to-use software that will both improve any legal brief or opinion and catch the many mistakes the busy lawyer proofreader will invariably miss. I highly recommend BriefCatch to any practicing advocate or judge.”


Derek Reinbold, Harvard Law Student: “Brief Catch is an intuitive and useful tool. Its scores are easy to digest and its feedback helped me improve writing that had already passed through several rounds of my own edits.”


Cameron Roberts, Lawyer: “I’ve been a fan of Ross Guberman’s Point Made series since law school. But recalling the lessons from Point Made while writing briefs has always been a challenge. BriefCatch solves that problem by putting Mr. Guberman’s pointers right next to your draft. I found myself accepting nearly all of BriefCatch’s suggestions to “relax the diction” and “shun legalese.” Thanks to BriefCatch, I employ my worst writing crutches less often and use more of the simple, forceful prose favored by top legal writers.”


Mary Rouvelas, Lawyer: “BriefCatch provided that second pair of eyes everyone needs on their writing – only a lot more quickly! It was great for instant feedback on legal writing.”


Laura Schwartz, Lawyer: “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.”


Paul Sherman, Senior Attorney: “BriefCatch is a fantastic tool. It made me aware of bad habits I didn't even know I had. Editing is faster and my briefs read better.”


Michael Skotnicki, Of Counsel: “BriefCatch makes any brief better, as can human editing, but the real benefit is making a really good brief a great one by catching issues that your law partner cannot.”


State Court of Appeals Judge: “Now that I’ve used BriefCatch.com, I can’t help but think of it while sitting here reading through the briefs for my next docket. So many of these briefs would have been so much better had the authors used it. There’s a reason BriefCatch.com has a 'Reading Happiness Score' and a 'Punchiness Index.' And that reason is that it’s just a slog reading through briefs that score poorly. Help out your judge. Put the brief through BriefCatch.com and learn how to get better scores and write better briefs.


Jason Steed, Appellate Counsel, “Even already-excellent legal writers will benefit from BriefCatch. Seriously. If you file a lot of motions or briefs—or if you write a lot of memos, articles, white papers, or policy manuals—you should download the free trial and run three or four of your documents through it. That’s all it’ll take to convince you.


Graham Van Leuven, Lawyer: “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.”


Ken Vanko, Partner: “BriefCatch is the most indispensable legal writing tool I’ve encountered in my practice. Even though it’s fun to use (and slightly addictive), it also is a little jarring to see that I have annoying habits. But thankfully, I have something that is forcing me to change those habits and improve my prose. I cannot imagine drafting another brief without using this. This is a must for any litigator, particularly for someone who thinks she has mastered the craft of legal writing. News flash: you haven’t.”


David Walsh, Partner: “Brief Catch excellently incorporates Ross Guberman’s writing recommendations to help one become a better writer. Most recommendations are changes that you will want to make and wish you had caught in your own writing or editing.”