Is my data secure?

Yes! We use a two pronged security system. First, the login is Thawte certified 128 bit encrypted to ensure privacy and security for access. Second, the web site is continuously tested by Trust-Guard for hackers to ensure an additional layer of protection, including virus protection.

What type of files can I use?

The brief needs to be a Word or Native PDF (a PDF that is not scanned). Your exhibits and attachments can be in the following formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, and .png. Our system does accept .zip files for uploading multiple documents.

What do I need to get started?

All you need is Internet access and a web browser! We recommend Firefox but Internet Explorer and Safari are acceptable.

Can I link to multiple linked briefs on one CD/DVD?

Yes we can assist you with creating a custom package that includes multiple linked briefs!

How long does a linked brief take to make?

We have found that utilizing our system allows you to create a linked brief in about 1/3 of the time that it takes in other programs. 

Is e-filing and an e-brief the same thing?

No they are not the same - e-filing is the process of sending an electronic version of a court document (typically a PDF of your Brief) to the courts. An e-brief is a self contained package of documents that are hyperlinked to open each document as specified (typically burned onto a CD or thumbdrive).

How do I login and create to Exhibit List?

How do I send my Exhibit List files to Brief-Lynx?

How to hyperlink a brief.

How do I package and download my linked brief?

How do I review my brief after it is packaged?

What is the difference between e-filing and an E-Brief?

Electronic filing or efiling is simply sending the electronic version of a court document (usually a brief) via email or a centralized system (e.g. CM/ECF). The E-Brief uses the court filing and then adds hyperlinks that open exhibits/attachments. A good resource is the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center.

How long does an E-Brief take to make?

There are a lot of factors and dependencies that goes into this; generally a standard Brief-Lynx E-Brief takes 30 seconds per link. So, for example, a 350 link E-Brief will take about 3 hours. {In comparison, an Adobe Acrobat user will take about 2-5 minutes per link. So, 350 links = ~ 15 hours.}

How does someone review and comment on an e-Brief you created on Brief-Lynx?

There are two ways to do this: 1. The Creator can make you a reviewer, which allows you to view the brief online and make comments using sticky notes on each page; or 2. Download the package, review and email the changes to the Creator. After the necessary changes have been made all you have to do is run our Package Update utility and your package is updated automatically on your system!

How do I put multiple E-Briefs on one CD/DVD?

If you created all the E-Briefs with our system, simply download the E-Briefs to one central folder. We will create an autorun for FREE (All we need is the proper folder name and brief/folder names).

What courts accept E-Briefs?

This is constantly changing, but in general we have not encountered a court that does NOT accept an e-brief. Many Federal courts have specific rules and guidelines please visit your courts website for specifics. Many state and local courts do not have rules, but do accept.

What is an E-Brief?

An electronic brief is the hyperlinked, electronic version of a court submitted brief. Specifically, it includes: 1. An electronically filed brief, usually in PDF format, 2. Hyperlinks that open attachments/exhibits to page and line locations, and 3. An easy to use navigation – for Brief-Lynx that includes an autorun and “Return” buttons on each page of each exhibit