In a review of briefs filed through the federal Court of Appeals, it was found that a bit over 16 percent featured common errors. Working with a lawyer who is well-versed in appeals processes helps reduce the chance that your case will suffer from some of these common errors.
Documents that are filed through the court's electronic process have to be in a PDF format so they are text searchable. This means they have to start out as word processing files and be converted to PDFs using conversion software, which may or may not be included in the word processing program. Firms cannot simply scan a document as a PDF, because that does not create searchable text.