BriefCatch is a legal writing and editing tool designed by Ross Guberman, a legal writing expert. Launched in 2018, this tool is available as an add-on for Microsoft Word, and is intended to help lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals improve their legal writing skills.
BriefCatch offers real-time editing and proofreading, with the ability to catch common writing errors and suggest improvements. It provides scores on five key metrics: Flow, Punchiness, Plain English, Reading Happiness, and Average Sentence length. It also offers an interactive feature, allowing users to see proposed edits and accept or reject them individually or en masse.
It aims to help its users create more compelling and persuasive legal documents by providing immediate, concrete ways to tighten, brighten, and strengthen their prose. This product is a standalone tool and its key differentiation from other products is that it is designed specifically for the legal field by a well-recognized expert in legal writing. It might not provide broad functionalities like contract lifecycle management or document automation, but it serves a unique need in the legal tech market focused on legal writing excellence.