Cite.ly is a web-based software application. It does the most excruciating, hardest-to-perfect part of finalizing your brief for you: double-checking your case law citations and quotations (and more). And it does the job better than any human can.
Cite.ly offers you and the rest of your firm the opportunity to focus on better, more interesting work—like refining the substance of your brief.
Cite.ly also offers you peace of mind. Even the most highly trained professionals overlook things... but our software doesn’t. We guarantee that the software will find errors and issues that your firm's most talented and dedicated lawyers and paralegals have missed.
When you are finished drafting and reviewing your brief, Cite.ly is ready to double-check it for you. All you need to do is:
1. Log in to this website and upload the .docx/text of your brief
2. We work our magic, using the power of automation to show you errors in the brief
3. You walk through the errors that the software has found, confirming which errors you want to fix and receiving a "redline" version of your brief in return
Although at first this short excerpt from a legal brief might look relatively error-free, Cite.ly shows that it’s not. Indeed, Cite.ly quickly identifies numerous errors:
Your own briefs may or may not be as error-prone as the example above. But, our review of countless briefs filed in federal courts by the top firms in the country shows that a typical 30-page brief from these firms, written by graduates from the nation’s top law schools, can easily have a dozen or more errors like these—all this, after the briefs have gone through the best that these firms have to offer in proofreading!
These errors tend to slip by you when you’ve been over and over the brief, when you’re low on sleep, when you’re distracted, or when you find proofreading boring (who doesn’t?).
With Cite.ly, you can catch the kinds of errors shown above and many more, without putting in any effort scrutinizing each line and citation in your brief, practically instantaneously.
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