Today Gavelytics and CourtCall are announcing a partnership that will accelerate the adoption of the Gavelytics judicial analytics platform in a whole new market. CourtCall was established in 1995 and was inspired by — a lawyer who got stuck in traffic on his way to court and decided that there ought to be a better way . Court Call has developed a remote appearance platform creating an organized and voluntary way for attorneys to appear for routine matters in civil family, criminal, probate, bankruptcy, worker’s compensation another cases— from their offices homes or other locations.
Gavelytics is currently only available in California, but the company is preparing to launch its AI-driven data visualization tool in other key state court jurisdictions, including Florida, Texas and Illinois. Gavelytics uses AI to identify and visualize patterns and tendencies in judicial decision-making. The CourtCall judicial analytics product will launch in December. During that month Gavelytics will also launch data for two of the most active courts in Florida. The rest of Florida will launch in January. They plan to launch Illinois and Texas in the first half of 2019 and to be in ten states in the near future. I previously described the Gavelytics product in a blog post.
Here’s how it will work:
When a CourtCall subscriber signs up for an appearance before a judge in court where Gavelytics has analytics, they will be offered a scaled down analytics report for an additional fee (yet to be determined but likely to be under $200.) The Court Call report will include the following judges analytics:
- Judicial workload and Speed of motion grant
- Whether a judge tends to lean plaintiff or defendant
- Metrics on the four most important motion types.
- Peremptory Judge removal history ( in states where such a motion is available)
- A full judges bio from James Publishing if one is available.
- Preferred case law and arguments
The disruptor effect Gavelytics is putting solo practitioners on a par with bigger law firms that have invested in subscriptions to the premium analytics products. I can’t help but wonder if this has the impact of mainstreaming analytics. After all these reports will be available without the a subscription, a password, ore even the need look at an analytics dashboard. You pay a fee and a judicial analytics report gets delivered. Could the big vendors and pioneers of the analytics market reap a “coat tails benefit.” Yes analytics products are in many law firms, but there is an absence in urgency among lawyers in embracing adoption. It reminds me of the early years of online research when lawyers would proudly proclaim that they preferred sitting in a sea of digests,reporters and citators. There was a time when there was no urgency to bill less time to research no urgency to work efficiently.
“Our channel partnership with CourtCall is a huge milestone for Gavelytics as we ramp up our national rollout starting in Florida by the end of this year,” said Gavelytics CEO and Founder Rick Merrill. “We are thrilled to partner with a top-flight legal technology pioneer, which puts us one step closer to ensuring that every lawyer in the country – not just from big firms – has access to cutting-edge insights regarding state court judges. Gavelytics’ judicial insights help litigators win new business, custom-tailor litigation strategies to their judge and obtain more favorable outcomes for their clients. This is the future of litigation, available now.”
What this means for Gavelytics
Gavelytics is becoming a two tier product with a basic commoditized product for the small firm market and an enterprise product for the larger law market which will include more depth of content and additional features. Both tiers of products will benefit from the upcoming launch of Gavelytics analytics for judges in Florida, Illinois, Texas and beyond.
Here is the press release:
Gavelytics Accelerates National Expansion with CourtCall Partnership
Judicial analytics leader teams with remote court appearance platform to deliver instant data on state judges
Los Angeles – Oct. 17, 2018 – Gavelytics, the leading provider of actionable, reliable data on Superior Court judges, today announces a partnership with remote court appearance pioneer CourtCall. The partnership will help accelerate the growth of Gavelytics’ judicial analytics platform nationally by offering Gavelytics products to thousands more lawyers. Currently only available in California, Gavelytics is preparing to launch its AI-driven data visualization tool in other key state court jurisdictions, including Florida, Texas and Illinois.
CourtCall provides a simple and cost-effective means for attorneys to make audio and video court appearances from their offices, homes or other convenient locations and facilitates remote testimony and remote depositions. And now those same attorneys will have easy access to actionable insights on the judges presiding over their cases. Gavelytics uses AI to identify and visualize patterns and tendencies in judicial decision-making, including behaviors such as: propensity for favoring plaintiffs or defendants at bench trial; how judges are inclined to rule on pivotal motions; judicial workload and speed; preferred case law and arguments; and convenient biographical information.
“Our partnership with CourtCall is a huge milestone for Gavelytics as we ramp up our national rollout starting in Florida by the end of this year,” said Gavelytics CEO and Founder Rick Merrill. “We are thrilled to partner with a top-flight legal technology pioneer, which puts us one step closer to ensuring that every lawyer in the country – not just from big firms – has access to cutting-edge insights regarding state court judges. Gavelytics’ judicial insights help litigators win new business, custom-tailor litigation strategies to their judge and obtain more favorable outcomes for their clients. This is the future of litigation, available now.”
Through the partnership – which will commence in December 2018 – CourtCall users will be provided the opportunity, directly from the CourtCall platform, to acquire a customized Gavelytics report available only to CourtCall users that offers in-depth statistical and related data on state court civil judges. The company’s partnership with Gavelytics underscores CourtCall’s original promise of delivering time and cost efficiency to the legal community and reflects its continuing commitment to legal technology innovation.
“We are excited about the opportunity that this partnership affords us to help our users gain new perspective on trial court judges and utilize technology to develop customized litigation strategies,” said Bob Alvarado, CEO of CourtCall. “Through our national reach, the Gavelytics platform will give litigators, in California and beyond, statistical insights on significant judicial trends and behavior. This is an important added value for anyone using CourtCall’s one-of-a-kind technology.”
Gavelytics provides actionable, reliable insights that help litigators win more motions, win more cases and win more business. With Gavelytics, learn: whether a judge is good or bad for your client; the rate at which other lawyers file peremptory challenges against a judge; how a judge tends to rule on over 100 types of motions; if a judge is more likely to favor specific types of litigants; and how a judge’s workload might impact the speed at which litigation proceeds. All judges have certain tendencies. Gavelytics identifies them. For more information, please visit Gavelytics.com.
CourtCall was established in 1995, with the desire to make remote Court Appearances simple, accessible and affordable for all parties. With this objective in mind, CourtCall developed the Remote Appearance Platform, creating an organized and voluntary way for attorneys to appear for matters in Civil, Family, Criminal, Probate, Bankruptcy, Workers’ Compensation and other cases from their offices, homes or other convenient locations.