While you may embed hyperlinks in your documents, highly recommend doing so carefully, and at your own risk. Currently, there is no validation that occurs within the Court’s system that would reject your document based on the fact that it contains hyperlinks. However, other problems may occur once your document is accepted and file stamped by the Court, including:
- Improperly formatted documents once accepted and stamped by the Court.
- External hyperlinks or links to outside resources or web sites become “dead links” or no longer work.
- Internal hyperlinks, or links to other points or sections within your document may not remain intact.
If hyperlinks aren’t necessary, don’t include them. If you must reference an outside resource, do it the “old fashioned way” by quoting and providing bibliographical information to your source.