The Leading Editing App for Lawyers Just Got Boosted

Find out how the latest update to the leading editing app for lawyers can enhance your legal writing and help you produce high-quality, error-free documents with ease.
  • Joe Regalia
It’s no mystery that BriefCatch is a peerless editing tool in the legal space. What other technology can take the legal work we do every day and instantly make it better?
It is the sole major editing tool specifically programmed for legal writers from the ground up. It uses patented technology—including state-of-the-art AI—to do what lawyers have dreamed of for years: instantly make our writing sound like one of the greats.
Founder Ross Guberman (author of the best-selling legal writing book of all time) dedicated years to merging his legal writing expertise with an exceptional development team to develop something truly remarkable. This kind of technology is what we appreciate witnessing: Substance experts working with tech experts to to create tools that perform exactly as we have always desired.
Just when we thought BriefCatch couldn’t get better, it did. The BriefCatch team recently released the long-awaited BriefCatch 3: An entirely revamped editing experience that works faster, produces even better results, and can be deployed in moments on PCs or, for the first time, Macs.
We had the chance to take 3 for a spin. BriefCatch 2.0 was already a must-have for legal writers of all kinds. Everyone on our team uses it for just about everything we write. But somehow this tool got even better.

Launching BriefCatch 3 Is a Breeze

BriefCatch used to require a download and installation. The tool was also available only natively on PCs. We had BriefCatch 3 scanning through our documents in approximately thirty seconds on both our Macs and PCs. Now, it is as simple as clicking 'install' from the Microsoft Store and logging in with your account.
We have utilized nearly every available legal add-on for Microsoft Word. And many of them are clunky, to say the least. They often take forever to load, stall out, or just fail to open. However, BriefCatch 3 provided one of the smoothest startup experiences we have ever witnessed. For busy legal folks (especially large legal teams who need to support users) this is a big deal. Every individual at a firm can enhance their documents in a matter of moments.

Faster, Stronger, Better Editing

We ran BriefCatch 3 through a gauntlet of documents: Some federal motions we were reviewing, a couple law review articles, and a brief filed before the U.S. Supreme Court. The tool is now whip-fast and accurate, flagging dozens of improvements across these documents within moments of starting it up.
We were ready for tons of great editing suggestions and virtually no false hits—a stark contrast to every other editing app out there. But BriefCatch 3 has managed to up its game with even better improvements in more sentences.
In the law review article, we implemented all 29 improvements except for one, which was a close decision. In the motions, we adopted even more improvements with only 2 rejections (neither of which was a mistake). In the SCOTUS brief, we implemented 14 improvements, which is remarkable considering the extensive time investment typically made by a BigLaw firm in producing the document.
Some back-of-napkin math makes you wonder how any lawyer is not using BriefCatch on every document. For the equivalent of approximately one dollar per day, you can significantly reduce the editing time required for all your written work. And what’s more, your writing will be better than you could have managed on your own.
Accepting changes was instantaneous. The examples offer helpful clarity for users of all skill levels. Needless to say, we will be using BriefCatch 3 on everything we write.

A Beautiful App

BriefCatch 3’s user interface looks stunning, with an all-new suggestion panel, new writing scores panel, and intuitive new settings that make customizing the tool easy. Compared to the sea of clunky tools out there, BriefCatch 3 is in a class of its own.
Note: makes no money from BriefCatch and this is not a sponsored post, but is affiliated with Legal Writing Pro, a company also led by BriefCatch founder Ross Guberman.
Joe Regalia co-founder Joe Regalia combines his experience as both practitioner and professor to create exciting new ways to teach legal skills.  Learn more about Joe

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