INTRODUCING LITKIT: A DRAFTING AND EDITING KIT FOR LITIGATORS

 
LitKit automates tasks that waste litigators’ time when drafting briefs and other legal documents so they can focus on substance rather than form.   

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REDACTION TOOL 

LitKit solves this problem by allowing the marking and editing of redactions directly in Word.

 

When the brief is final and ready to file, LitKit will produce three different versions of the final PDF:

  • an unredacted version with the attorney’s choice of confidentiality designation;

  • a highlighted version showing the text to be redacted, to be used with motions to seal; and

  • a redacted version with blacked-out text. 

The new gold standard for redacting briefs, motions, and pleadings. 

Law firms currently lack an efficient way to deal with redactions to briefs. 

Lack of technical knowledge may lead to embarrassing redaction failures, and exposure of the firm clients' sensitive information to the public.

 

It has happened over and over and over again.  

 
 

CITATIONS TOOL

No more wasted time re-numbering exhibits or worrying about citations formatting and lost ids. 

Often left the last minute, when the substance of the brief is final, numbering exhibits and checking the format of the cites is a time-consuming exercise. 

 

In the rush to file, this can lead to citation errors, broken references, and missed deadlines. 

 

Clients can pay hundreds of dollars for this last-minute shuffle, and litigators often find themselves distracted from substantive issues with the briefs trying to finalize this process.  

LitKit solves this by problem, using a special referencing process which allows users to:

  • add and insert exhibit, record, and legal citations--all in their preferred format; 

  • renumber exhibits automatically as portions of the brief are moved around or deleted;

  • automatically update citations to the  correct long-cite, short-cite, and id. format; and

  • produce an exhibit index in one click.

 

RESPONSE TOOL

Cut down drafting time and ensure consistency.

Drafting discovery responses and answers is often a grueling process of copy-pasting similar language.

 

Litigators and staff spend hours making sure the standard objection or response used is linked to the correct paragraph or discovery request.  

Using LitKit, litigators can:

 

  • personalize pre-set form responses or objections;

  • add or customize their own form or repetitive language; 

  • insert the pre-set or their customized form response or objection language through a single click; 

  • automatically reflect paragraph or discovery request number in the body of the form objection; and

  • save their preferred form objections to use across cases in an easily customizable manner. 

 

FORMATTING TOOLS

Address frequently encountered formatting issues with one click. 

Drafting legal documents often involves applying firm or partner preferences and fixing nits.  The use of hard spaces or the number of spaces between sentences are highly debated topics in law.  

 

Additional formatting issues arise when pasting materials from other sources:  straight quotes, random line breaks, or line numbering that takes hours to remove. 

 

LitKit helps its users apply such preferences with one click:

 

  • switch between one or two spaces between sentences while avoiding adding two spaces within your citations;

  • italicize or un-italicize Latin phrases; 

  • add hard spaces throughout the document where appropriate;

  • replace hyphens with en-dashes in number ranges, but not in phrases such as "attorney-client privilege";

  • make straight quotes curly (or smart);

  • remove line breaks from selection or past transcript text without line breaks and line numbering.

Jonathan Feder, Associate, 

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Wow - that would have been useful a few times.  Many miserable late nights renumbering exhibits.  I like how intuitive it is.

Kimberly MacDonald, Associate,

Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC

Great concept, and I'm already using it frequently.

Hope Skibitsky, Associate,

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

I found this tool to be helpful. Rather than copying and pasting language over and over again, I was able to simply add in my own response.

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