Trial Bundle

Trial Bundle Preparation Made Easy - Video

A few years back we wrote a post all about trial bundles. We covered everything from what a trial bundle is; what is their purpose and why they’re important. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out, here is it: “Trial Bundles: Everything You Need To Know“. In that post we briefly touched on the steps needed to create a trial bundle. As we know that trial bundle preparation is a struggle for so many, we wanted to create a post to show you the simple way to prepare bundles using Bundledocs. Let’s jump right in…

How to Prepare a Trial Bundle using Bundledocs

(Don’t fancy reading today? Watch our short 2 minute video to see how it works!)

STEP ONE: CREATE & STRUCTURE YOUR TRIAL BUNDLE

To prepare our trial bundle we first need to create the structure. Easily create sections, sub-section and even volumes. You have complete control and can name the sections as you like. Need to make a change? Just double click! Bundledocs even offers the ability to create templates for your trial bundles which will save you even more time.

STEP TWO: ADD & NAME YOUR TRIAL DOCUMENTS 

Now that we've created the structure for our bundle, the next step is to add our trial documents. Using the upload button you can access your documents and upload them into your sections. You can upload documents from anywhere - your local pc, an online storage system (like Dropbox or Box); and we even have integrations with case/document management systems such as iManage, Tikit Partner for Windows, NetDocuments, Dropbox, Actionstep - to name just a few. Discover more about our integration partners.

STEP THREE: CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIAL BUNDLE

Now that we’ve created our sections and added our documents, we’re ready to customise our bundle to make sure it fits our firms house style, meets practice directions etc. There are many ways you can customise your trial bundle, however, if you need any help getting it just right then get in touch with our team.

Here are a few ways you can customise your trial bundle using Bundledocs:

Cover Page: Upload a custom cover page or let Bundledocs generate one for you.

Index Page: The days of manually creating an index page for your trial bundle is over. With a single click your index (or table of contents) page is created for you. It’s even hyperlinked too so you can quickly and easily search your casebook. Click and you're there!

Page or Bates Numbering: Paginating your trial bundle is done instantly. There are a number of ways you can customise it to make sure you get it just right.

STEP Four: DOWNLOAD OR SHARE ELECTRONICALLY

That’s it! When you are ready to complete your trial bundle, simply click the Generate button. Your bundle will be instantly available and can be shared electronically directly from Bundledocs, or downloaded, printed and saved. Do whatever works for you.


Interested to learn more about Bundledocs trial bundle software? We offer a free online demonstration where we take you through exactly how it all works. There’s no obligation and it only lasts about 15 minutes. Otherwise, we can get you setup with a FREE 30 day trial account so give it a try and see if it suits.

Can I Include Audio and Video Files in my Trial Bundle using Bundledocs? - Feature Focus

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THE PREPARATION OF TRIAL BUNDLES HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER. 

If you are tired of wasting time and effort creating trial bundles, then you need Bundledocs. For anyone that has not heard of Bundledocs before, then you're in for a treat.

Bundledocs is your one-stop-shop when it comes to preparing trial bundles or any type of document binder. In short, it makes the whole process quick and easy. Your index is created for you automatically, every page automatically paginated and prepared to the highest quality every time. It has everything you need from the preparation stages right through to delivery. 

Bundledocs is flexible enough to work with you so you can prepare your trial bundle just how you like it. In our recent Questions and Answers post - 'What types of documents does Bundledocs support?' - we explained that Bundledocs now supports all file types. So whether you are working with PDFs, Word, Excel, images, audio or video files, these are all supported and can be included in your trial bundle using our Generate as Source Zip feature. 

 
 

Following on from this, we wanted to highlight our 'Generate as Source Zip' feature and showcase how it can help you. 

  • With it you can upload all file types - including audio and video files.

  • Option to securely share files in their original format.

  • Option to generate your bundle as a zip file. This contains your completed trial bundle as well as all associated documents. Each available in their original format.

  • Option to download the zip file to your desktop or securely share directly from Bundledocs.

Want to give it a try for yourself? We offer a free 30-day trial so get started today. Already a Bundledocs user? Then access your account and grab a copy of our manual. It will take you through just how our 'Generate as Source Zip' feature works. 

Bundledocs Trial Bundle Software

Bundledocs trial bundling software is designed to help legal teams quickly and easily create trial bundles. Our software automatically generates a full hyperlinked index, bookmarks and paginates your entire bundle - which means making last minute changes is no longer a problem.

Check out our latest video to get a quick overview of how Bundledocs works and see what can be produced...

Trial Bundles: Everything You Should Know

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What is a trial Bundle?

According to law.dictionarybrowse.com, a trial bundle is defined as “all the documents brought together by the claimant for a trial”. Therefore, any document that is likely to be referred to at trial should be placed into a paginated trial bundle for use by the judge, witnesses and other relevant parties.

Why are trial bundles important?

For any legal professional creating a trial bundle, it is important to realise that there is a significant difference between legal bundles that have been prepared properly and those that have not. A well prepared trial bundle will be beneficial to all parties in court and crucially, for the judge. However, a poorly prepared bundle may cause criticism from the judge, cost implications or even the adjournment of the case.

According to Judge Paul Waterworth “A trial bundle should be regarded as being as much part of the presentation of the case as what is said in court. Prepare it sloppily and your case may suffer: so may you, with an unpleasant costs order.”

What is the purpose of a trial bundle?

According to a Law Society Gazette article written by Judge Paul Waterworth, the purpose of a trial bundle is fourfold. For example:

1. To place before the court all the relevant material to which reference will be made at the trial or other hearing

2. To give the advocate the best prospect of preparing effectively the presentation of the case.

3. To assist the judge with pre-trial reading.

4. To enable the hearing to proceed smoothly and expeditiously.

To read more about Judge Paul Waterworth views on purpose of a trial bundle, visit Law Society Gazette.

How to prepare a trial bundle with Bundledocs?

Bundledocs trial bundling software enables lawyers to easily create complete trial bundles for court. With Bundledocs, multiple documents of different types are converted into a single PDF that is fully indexed, ordered (with multiple sections if needed) and the relevant page numbers are superimposed on each page. Your document is easily navigated as each document in your trial bundle is bookmarked. Bundledocs is easy to use, very intuitive and most importantly a huge time saver in any legal office.

If you have any questions about Bundledocs trial bundle preparation software or would like to avail of our free online demo, please do not hesitate to contact us via our email or by calling +353 21 482 6320.