Court Bundle

Preparation of Court Bundles for Family Proceedings

If you need to create a court bundle for family law proceedings, then you’ve come to the right place. Bundledocs has everything you need to prepare, format and lodge your family law bundle. Ready to see how it works?

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Paper Bundles or Electronic Court Bundles

One of the best things about Bundledocs is that you don’t have to choose to create an electronic court bundle or a paper bundle - you can have both. As a 100% cloud based product all bundles created using Bundledocs will be immediately available in electronic PDF format. However, if your court requires bundles to be lodged in paper format then that’s possible too. It’s simple - just print!

In some cases, there may be a limit to the number of pages or sheets of A4 paper that are included in either your electronic court bundle or your paper bundle. With Bundledocs you don’t have to go counting pages, we do this for you so you can see at-a-glance how many pages are included in each section of your bundle.

Don’t believe us? We offer a free 30-day trial so you can try for free and see.

Format of the Court Bundle

When it comes to formatting your court bundle, Bundledocs court bundle software has a wide range of features to make it simple to customise your bundle so it looks just right. If you’re unsure what needs to be included in your bundle, how it’s formatted or how it’s ultimately logged then make sure to check out your courts practice directions. For example, the www.justice.gov.uk website contains Practice Direction 27A that outlines the court bundle requirements for family proceedings.

 

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Add documents: With Bundledocs you can upload all the key documents relevant to your bundle. There is no document limit and most files types are supported. Including word documents, PDF, emails, images, maps etc. Plus, if your bundle requires your documents to be created in a specific font type or line spacing, this can all be done before uploading your documents into Bundledocs.

Read More: What types of files and documents does Bundledocs support?

Arrange your bundle in order: You can easily arrange your documents in chronological order i.e. in accordance with the time sequence in which they occurred. Bundledocs makes moving documents easy and it all can be done by simply dragging and dropping your files into place.

Video: Moving Bundledocs Documents Made Easy

Add sections: Each bundle can be divided into separate sections. With Bundledocs you can create as many sections and sub-sections as needed.

Index your bundle: Most bundles now require that an index page is included at the beginning of the bundle that lists all items in your bundle. Bundledocs automatically creates your index page and it’s fully customisable so it appears just as you like it.

Paginate your bundle: When preparing your bundle you will need to make sure it is paginated i.e. your pages are numbered correctly. Each page can be numbered individually and consecutively starting at Page 1. Bundledocs automatically handles pagination so your bundle is fully numbered with a single click. You can customise to suit and if any changes are needed, you simply re-generate and the page numbers are automatically updated.

How To: Restart page numbering for each section

Lodging the Court Bundle

One of the most important things to remember when preparing a court bundle for family proceedings is that it’s lodged and submitted to the courts on time. Regardless of whether you choose to print your bundle, send it to the court by post, DX, courier or provide it electronically. Again, refer to practice directions to see what methods are acceptable.

Does Bundledocs offer a way to share a paginated index to all parties before the hearing? Yes! Bundledocs offer a paperless way to easily share your paginated index with third parties, other side council etc. Check out our ‘Securely Send the Index Page to Other Side Counsel’ post to discover how this is done.


Interested to learn more about Bundleodcs? Get in touch today to arrange your free online demonstration or start your free 30-day trial today and give it a try for yourself.

How to Prepare a Court Bundle Template with Bundledocs

Do you need to prepare a court bundle template or looking to see how to create a court bundle? Then you’ve come to the right place. Bundledocs court bundle software is your go-to solution if you need to easily prepare court bundles anytime, anywhere.

In this post we will take you through the simple steps needed to prepare a court bundle template, how to use your template to create bundles in seconds and even how to create a court bundle without a template. Let’s jump right in and see how it’s done…

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Prepare a Court Bundle Template

Templates come in really handy for those that create bundles regularly. It will save you loads of time as you can save your bundle structure, format settings and won’t have to repeat the same steps time after time.

 

Top Tip! If you need to create a single court bundle then there’s really no need to create templates. Just jump down to the next section where we will take you through the simple steps needed to create a court bundle.

Follow these steps to create a court bundle template using Bundledocs:

  1. Create your Template. Name your template, within the ‘Advanced‘ section choose ‘Template‘ and hit ‘Create‘.

  2. Build your Template Sections. Create sections for your template (you can create as many as needed).

  3. Customise your Template. This step is optional but if you want to change the look and feel of your bundle this is where you do it. For example, upload a custom cover page; change where your page numbering appears; or even change how your index/table of contents page looks. So many possibilities!

  4. Save. That’s it. When you’re finished creating your court bundle template click ‘Save‘. All your settings will be saved and ready for when you need to create your court bundle.

That’s it. Your template is created now and ready for use. All templates appear on your home screen and can be changed or amended at any time.


Create a Court Bundle from your Template

Now we’ve successfully created our template, the next step will be to create our court bundle. We simply need to choose what template we want to use and Bundledocs will instantly create our bundle for us - pulling in all the customisations and settings we set previously.

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  1. Create your Bundle. Give your bundle a code and title name.

  2. Choose your Template. Expand the ‘Advanced‘ section and select a template to use for your bundle. For example, we will choose the ‘Court Bundle Template‘ we just created.

  3. Create. Simply hit ‘Create‘ to build your bundle.

  4. Ready to Go! Now our bundle is created we are ready to add documents and build our bundle.

Create a Court Bundle with Bundledocs

(No need to use templates - anyone can create a court bundle from scratch!)

Remember, you don’t need to create a template to create the perfect court bundle. Templates are really just a handy time saver for those that create bundles frequently. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to create a court bundle, then here’s how you do it…

 
 
  1. Create your Bundle. Give your bundle a name and hit ‘Create’.

  2. Add Sections. Select the ‘New Section‘ button to create your sections (if you’ve created your bundle using templates this will be already done for you).

  3. Upload your Documents. Upload all your documents into your bundle sections. Just drag and drop your files to move them into the right place.

  4. Generate. We’re almost there. If you want to change any settings for your bundles you can do so here. Otherwise, just click the ‘Generate‘ button.

  5. Download. It’s complete. Your court bundle is instantly available to download, send or share.

The Ultimate Court Bundling Software

At Bundledocs we’re committed to making your life easier. That’s why we created an awesome solution to your court bundling woes. It’s simple really, we do all the hard work for you. Don’t believe us? Let’s take a quick look at how Bundledocs can help you create court bundles with ease.

  • Upload Any Document Type - A court bundle can contain a range of different document types from word documents, pdf, images, emails, scans. With Bundledocs you can upload any type of document and they will be automatically merged into a single PDF file when you generate.

  • Bundledocs Creates your Index Page - Your index page will contain a list of all documents contained within your court bundle. Bundledocs will create this index page for you. That’s not all. We will also hyperlink each item so you can instantly find what you want, when you want.

  • Bundledocs does all the Page Numbering - No need to worry about making sure the numbering of your bundle is right. We handle all this for you.

  • Changes are Simple - When it comes to creating court bundles, there are always changes to be made. Whatever change you need to make simply click Save and your bundle is updated.

  • Printed Court Bundle and Electronic Bundle - All bundles are instantly available in PDF format. So you can send by email, use Bundledocs Secure Share or download and print to have a physical hard copy court bundle.

No upfront fees, no install - just get going. Only need to create a single court bundle? No problem, we’ve plans available for everyone from self litigants, legal professionals and law firms worldwide.

Don’t believe us? Give it a try for yourself. We offer a free trial so you can give it a try before you sign up. There’s absolutely no obligation and no credit card required, so there’s no reason not to give it a go!

Your Solution for Preparing Bundles for Family Court

Preparation of court bundles can be hard to get right. You are working with large amounts of documents, under tight deadlines and still need to ensure it complies with the defined Practice Directions. What you need is a solution to make the process of preparing court bundles simple. What you need is Bundledocs!

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Let's take a look at just some of the ways Bundledocs court bundle software can help you prepare bundles for family court with ease...

 

1. Anyone can prepare a court bundle with Bundledocs

Bundledocs is designed specifically to help make it quick and easy for anyone to prepare high quality court bundles, trial bundles or any type of electronic brief. So whether you are working in a Family Law Department or working as a litigant in person, Bundledocs is the solution for you. 

Better still, we know you don't have time to take part in long training sessions or read through copious amounts of support manuals. Bundledocs is so simple and intuitive to use that preparing a bundle only takes 5 steps, from start to finish. 

Don't believe us? Check out our '5 Steps to Create a Court Bundle' video to see it in action!

 

2. Contents of your bundle in one place

With Bundledocs, there is no need to worry about missing out on important documents. All your documents are securely stored in one place to ensure you are organised at all times. 

Simply upload all documents that are relevant to your case and hearing. Need to work with others on the bundle? You can securely send your bundle directly from Bundledocs or even invite others to work collaboratively on the case with you. 

 

3. Format bundles exactly how you want

Here comes the best bit. When it comes to formatting your bundle, Bundledocs does all the heavy lifting for you. By pressing one single button, Bundledocs will automatically paginate (consecutively) each page of your bundle and prepare a full index for your entire bundle. Then when you are ready to complete, all your documents are merged into a single PDF file for you to download at any time. 

That's not all. With a wide range of features and options available, you can prepare your bundle just how you want it. Explore some of Bundledocs key features now. 

 

4. Updating bundles made simple

One of the great things about Bundledocs is you don't have to wait until the last minute. Why not reduce stress and build your bundle up over time. With a simple drag and drop you can quickly move sections and documents into place. Make as many changes as you need. Then when you are ready, simply click one button and Bundledocs will magically re-index, re-paginate and generate a new updated version of your bundle. Goodbye stress!

 

5. Complete your bundle in minutes

When you are ready to complete your bundle, simply generate and download. Bundledocs will automatically prepare your bundle in PDF format that can be used as is (in electronic format) or printed. Any printed bundles can be easily added to a A4 size ring binder or lever arch file. There is even a built-in secure share feature to allow you to securely send your bundle to anyone - other parties, counsel etc. 

Bundledocs is truly revolutionizing the way bundles are prepared. So many of our customers love that they don't even need to be in the office to work. You can easily access from anywhere, at any time. Continue to work efficiently while on the go, on your laptop or even on your phone. What could be better!

 

Give Bundledocs a try for yourself and see how easy it is to create your bundles for family court. We offer a no-obligation 30 day free trial and a free online demonstration. Get started today!

Discover Bundledocs Court Bundling Software - Free Webinar

Register today for our upcoming webinar!

The Tool Every Lawyer Needs

Bundledocs is delighted to announce we will be hosting a FREE webinar on December 6th. 

Bundledocs is a great tool that lets you add word, pdf, emails, spreadsheets or any type of document. Upload directly from your case management system, document management system or from anywhere. It then automatically collates them into a fully indexed electronic court bundle or binder that can be easily distributed to your clients or any third party. 

 

What can you expect? 

Join us for this informative webinar to see why Bundledocs is the document preparation tool you need to use. Bundledocs Operations Director Brian Kenneally and Sales Director Matt Breen will cover: 

  • Is Bundledocs for you? A snapshot of how Bundledocs helps lawyers.

  • The simple 5 step approach to preparing closing binders and document bundles.

  • Top tips for improving efficiency and how to make moves towards a paperless office.

  • Attendee Exclusive. All attendees will receive a FREE all access 30-day Bundledocs trial - with no obligation.

 
How can I register?

Come and Join Us! Our webinar is taking place on Wednesday, December 6th at 11:00 AM GMT. Register today to book your place.

 

Can't make the webinar? Not to worry. Get in touch with our team who will be happy to arrange an online demonstration of Bundledocs court bundle software at a date and time that is convenient to you. It only takes approx 20 minutes so get in touch today!

 

Court Bundle Software that Lawyers will Love

If you are on the hunt for a solution to help you effortlessly prepare court bundles then you've come to the right place. Bundledocs is your one-stop-shop and has everything you need to create the perfect court bundle. Let us take you through just some of the reasons you need Bundledocs... 

One Word. Automatic.

Why waste time on time consuming tasks when Bundledocs can do it all automatically. So how does it work, you ask? Just take a load of documents from your case management system, folder or anywhere. Bundledocs organises them into a neat, numbered, sectioned booklet in minutes. It's immediately ready to save, share or print. Forgot anything or need to make a change? No problem. Bundledocs can re-organise itself instantly. 

It ticks all the boxes - simple, easy to use, time saving and massively efficient. 

 

Always find your documents.

Here at Bundledocs we want to make the process of creating bundles simple. We have developed integrations with a range of partners including iManage, TikitTFB Partner for Windows, NetDocuments, Worldox, Seneca, Dropbox and many more. (Check out more of our integration partners here). That's not all. You can also easily find documents from your folders, computer and effortlessly drag and drop them directly into Bundledocs. 

 

Need to work with others?

When it comes to creating bundles for court, you don't have to work alone. With a range of collaborative features available you can easily work with anyone - regardless of where they are. You can securely forward your bundle or even invite colleagues, counsel or any third party to collaboratively work with you. 

Not only does this make it simple to work with others but it can also significantly reduce the amount of time and paper wasted. Win, win!

 

Did we mention we're cloud first. 

When we say we're cloud based, we mean it. As a completely cloud based solution, you can work on bundles any time, any location and from any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, phone). This is ideal for modern law firms as it means you are no longer confined to the office and it will work exactly the same, regardless of where you are. 

Not able to move to the cloud yet? Not to worry, we've got you covered. We also have a local on-premise version of Bundledocs (it works just the same) for those that are not ready to move to the cloud. Get in touch to find out more. 

 

Well the search for the perfect court bundle software is over. Ready to take the next step? Why not get in touch with our team to arrange a FREE online demonstration or start your FREE 30 day trial to try it for yourself. Get going today!