The Delaware Superior Court was the first state court to adopt
a rule (Civil Rule 107(h)) which allows parties to file briefs and appendices with the court
on hyperlinked CD-ROM disks. Under the rule, identical copies
of any brief and exhibits may be filed on CD-ROM unless otherwise
ordered by the court.
It is required that the CD-ROM include imaged or text copies of
all legal authorities cited. A single CD-ROM can store the equivalent
of 100,000 word processed pages.
The practical benefit of CD-ROM briefs was cited
in a Delaware Court of Chancery opinion which thanked the parties for submitting the briefs on CD-ROM because "It would not have
been possible to review the record and the legal arguments and
issue this decision as promptly without this high tech advantage".