Filing a U.S. Supreme Court brief is a consuming task. By its very nature, Supreme Court litigation will make demands on your talents, your time, and your budget. When you choose a brief printer, you are taking on a kind of partner who will be closely involved with your life all the way through the filing day. So before committing to a Supreme Court brief printer, you should ask a few questions to be sure you are making the right choice.

You Need To Know That the Brief Printer Can Help You File A Quality Brief

How long has your company been in business? Quality work requires experience. Period. Your brief printer should be more than just a website and a rule book. The task of evaluating and printing a quality brief demands the knowledge and resources that can only come from decades in the brief printing business.

brief printer questionsWill you proofread my brief to make sure I file the very best possible work? Proofreading is essential for top-shelf Supreme Court brief filing. A two-person team of professional proofreaders is necessary to give your brief a thorough, line by line examination and alert you to any errors.

Do you have experts who can make sure my brief is rule-compliant? The Court will not docket your brief unless all the required elements are present. An experienced staff of Supreme Court experts will make sure you avoid the embarrassment of filing a non-compliant brief.

You Need To Know That the Brief Printer Can Provide Convenient Service

Will I see a proof the same day I send my draft? The quicker a brief printer can typeset and read your proof, the later you can send your draft. And more time with the draft means more time to craft the perfect brief.

Do you have the flexibility to handle a large job or to file on short notice? Your practice requires you to adapt to unforeseen circumstances, and your brief printer should be able stay with you when that happens. You need a brief printer that can handle an unexpectedly large job, or print and file a quality brief on an accelerated schedule.

Will you review my camera-ready brief to make sure it complies with the rules—for free? Some experienced practitioners prefer to format the brief themselves. But it never hurts to have another set of eyes check the draft for compliance. And you shouldn’t have to pay for that.

Will somebody be available to take my call during my work day, no matter what part of the country I am calling from? The planet is round, and it turns. This means that a business on the East Coast might be closing just as customers on the West Coast are returning from lunch. Located in Omaha, Cockle Legal Briefs is here for you early in the day in New York and late in the day in Los Angeles.

You Need To Know That the Brief Printer Will Help Keep Your Costs Down

Can you give me a good idea of my costs when I call, even if you haven’t seen the draft? Text in the Supreme Court format typically uses more pages than other common formats. If you can provide a general page count and a description of the original pages when you call, the brief printer should be able to give you a good sense of the final document length and your printing costs.

After you see my draft, will you provide a detailed estimate of my costs before I commit to the job? After the pages come in, the brief printer should be able to compile a much more accurate cost estimate. And you should not have to commit to the work before you see an itemized estimate.

Can you give me a discount if I send my copy in a Word or WordPerfect file? Brief printers use various methods to create a typeset draft, and original drafts in Word or WordPerfect can be more readily formatted. Those savings should be passed on to you.

Can you give me advice to help me eliminate unnecessary pages and reduce my costs? Every court has its own procedures and rules, and the Supreme Court is no different. The brief printer should be able to tell you what elements are required, to make sure your brief is rule-compliant, and which are not, so you have the option to reduce your pages and your costs.

Do you offer a discounted rate to first-time customers? Deciding to use a brief printer is an important part of your Supreme Court case, and your trust should be rewarded. The brief printer should thank you, their new customer, by offering you a page discount.