e-Briefs offer a number of distinct advantages but there are also some significant drawbacks.

There are the ‘prepared’ ones – indexed, paginated, and internally bookmarked – which are pretty easy to work with but run the risk of jamming your e-mail inbox as your internet connection struggles with the download.

Then there are the unprepared e-Briefs – multiple documents attached to a single e-mail, often poorly named and upside-down. You’ll waste time just getting these ones ready to work on.

smartlegal has the solutions – a direct upload function for the prepared e-Briefs and a brief building function for the unprepared ones. We can even assign a Legal Virtual Assistant to polish them for you.