Storybuilder, Everlaw’s narrative building toolkit, allows review teams to seamlessly move between their review and post-review workflows. In addition to the videos, you can also read the Storybuilder help articles.

All Storybuilder capabilities and tools can be used via a single object called a Story. Three tools comprise Storybuilder: Timeline, Drafts, and Depositions.

Each document entry in the Story can be dated, labeled, and annotated with a description in the Timeline. It also features a useful Events view, allowing review teams to see documents in relation to a timeline of events in the case.

Documents in the Story can be used to build outlines using the Drafts tool. Common use cases for Drafts include creating deposition, argument, or case strategy outlines.

Deposition objects are created to prepare for, conduct, and summarize a deposition or other interview process, as well as view and annotate the resulting transcript.

Depositions can be used to reference drafted thoughts, curate an exhibit list, chat colleagues, and create tasks.

After a deposition is complete, you can write a summary and review the transcript of the deposition, which will automatically link transcript text to marked exhibits. You can also create testimony objects.

Interactive Training

Live Training

Everlaw offers free live and recorded training sessions on Storybuilder, which you can sign up for here.

Topics covered include:

  • How to add documents to a Story and prepare documents to be included later

  • How to navigate the Dashboard and leverage the different Storybuilder tools that include Timelines and Drafts

  • How to use the Deposition tool to prepare for a deposition and to upload and review a deposition transcript

Training Activities Checklist

After you've watched videos and have a basic understanding of how to use the Storybuilder suite of tools, practice your skills and try performing the following actions:

  • Add a document to your Story from the review window

  • Batch add documents to your Story from the results table

  • Associate a date for a document in your Story

  • Create a Draft and add documents to it

  • Create a Deposition and add details (deponent, date, location)

  • From a deposition object, link an exhibit number to a document

  • Start the timer and use the time stamp when writing notes

  • Upload a transcript to a Deposition object

  • From the transcript, create a testimony object