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08 October 2013


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Mason Floyd

Do you know what program the 5th Circuit uses? Some judges in the U.S. Tax Court require hyperlinks for briefs. However, the lawyers have to incorporate them.


Sorry, Mason, I don’t.

Karen Kimball

Good information. Thank you. I hope every court will do this.


Hello Ray & Mason,

Mason, just spoke with Chief of Technology for the 5th Circuit, who developed the software used by the Circuit to convert hyperlinks. He is happy to inform us that the application will be made available to all circuits in the near future. Many of the district courts in LA are also testing the program and have expressed interest.


That’s good to hear. Thanks for the information.


What at timely post. I have a brief due in the 5th Circuit in a few weeks. Will certainly change the record references to the new format for ease of conversion.

Victoria Ayeni

can uniform system of citation be used in a 5th circuit court


Is there any reason why this software, or components of it, cannot soon be released to the public under an open source license?

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