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What is an annotation?

Traditionally, an annotated law will include information about the application and intent behind the sections in a law. While many of the QS Community and Expert annotations will include these types of annotations, we have broadened the definition to also include references to:

  • Recent or upcoming changes
  • Relevant or historical case law/decisions (with links)
  • High-level research-oriented discussion and inquiries
  • References to policy or white papers pertaining to a particular law (upload tools available)

By broadening the definition of an annotation, we can deliver a more dynamic, flexible and relevant research tool that will evolve over time and as laws change.

Types of Annotations

Quickscribe 2.0 offers you the ability to make and save annotations as Private (only readable by you) or Organizational (accessible to only those in your organization); both are encrypted. Annotations can also be posted to the Quickscribe Community. These are moderated and some restrictions apply. Quickscribe's Expert Annotators will contribute annotations for the benefit of all users.

In summary, an annotation is any note that offers additional substantive value for our users.


Post your own private (encrypted) annotations throughout the legislation or make them accessible to others in your organization.


Collaborate, share and engage in legislative discussions with peers within a secure environment.


Stay informed by researching relevant, high-quality annotations contributed by our hand-selected expert legal annotators.

Expert Annotations

The following annotations represent a sample of some of the recent contributions to Quickscribe Online. Sign up for a free trial.

  • All
  • My Annotations
  • Expert (25)
  • QS Community
  • My Organization