Resources and Other Information

  1. For a great webinar on “how to” hyperlink from Luta Pleiss and the District of Nebraska, see: 
    http://www.ned.uscourts.gov/internetDocs/captivate/cmecf/Hyperlinking.mp4
  2. LinkBuilder.  See the Getting Started tab.   
  3. Judge Cheryl Zwart has put together a great powerpoint on how to hyperlink: Hyperlinking in Fedl Ct
  4. District Judge Nuffer of Utah has this resource for hyperlinking: Creating_A_Really_Accessible_Document_061013[1]
  5. Here is a helpful training video from the Administrative Office of the Courts on hyperlinking between documents already in or filed simulataneously in CM/ECF:  http://www.pacer.gov/ecfcbt/bk3/Cross_Hyperlink_MS_Word/Cross_Hyperlink_MS_Word.htm
  6. District of Nebraska Senior District Judge Richard Kopf’s blog entries:  http://herculesandtheumpire.com/2013/05/07/a-word-to-the-wise-on-hyperlinks/ and http://herculesandtheumpire.com/2013/05/08/resistance-is-futile-more-about-hyperlinks/
  7. D. Nebraska’s training module on creating hyperlinks to other CM/ECF documents:  http://www.ned.uscourts.gov/attorney/electronic-case-filing
  8. Here is a guide to electronic appellate briefs (PDF) from the Supreme Court of Texas and a link to their e-brief website http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/ebriefs/ebriefs.asp
  9. This is an ABA article on electronic briefs
  10. Hyperlinking and electronic briefs are not new:  See Legal Weblog at Blogspot.
  11. At some point the federal judiciary will be moving to PDF/A.  See http://www.pacer.gov/announcements/general/pdfa.html  for some additional discussion about this product.   PDF/A presents some difficulties with respect to hyperlinks.  However, if Word users create the document in Word 2007 or 2010 and use the “Save As” (2007 and 2010), “Save as Adobe PDF” (2010), or “Adobe PDF” (2007) methods to produce the PDF/A file, the links will survive.  WordPerfect users, however, are apparently out of luck.  At the moment only two federal district courts (S.D.N.Y. and W.D. Pa.) mandate PDF/A.

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