EBriefs An Introduction

[wr_row][wr_column span=”span12″][wr_text el_title=””]Does your office know how to create and use an E-Brief? No? Well, you are not alone. Many law firms are confused and bewildered by an e-brief. E-briefs are becoming the way of the future for many courts in the United States. E-briefs are nothing to fear or intimidated by. They are simply briefs made in an e-book using an adobe pro type of software with hyperlinks and interactive bookmarks placed throughout the document.

However, it is important to mention that if you sanitize or scrub your PDF E-brief all the interactive links and the metadata that gives the PDF the robust features will be removed from the document. Therefore, it’s necessary for you scrub your PDF before adding these features. This will remove the metadata you don’t want the court or the reader to see.

Many law firms are under the illusion that they must hire an expensive company to help them develop and prepare their e-briefs. Although, creating and drafting e-books take skill and knowledge of both software, paralegal skills, and knowledge of court rules. None of which, require you to employ the services of an expensively overpriced company. E-briefs can be created by any paralegal or virtual paralegal with a little practice and the proper PDF software.[/wr_text][/wr_column][/wr_row]

Holly Sheriff

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