Today Fastcase is announcing yet another pair of alliances with a pair of legal vendors in the expert witness space: JurisPro and Courtroom Insight. The combined content from the two companies will provide over 100,000 expert witness profiles and integrate the Courtroom Insight expert witness knowledge management solution within the Fastcase platform. It will be available to subscribers to the Fastcase 7 Venus Platform.
This is breaking news and I have not yet seen a demo of how these resources will be integrated on Fastcase. I do know that expert witness research is a complex and time consuming project consisting of numerous subtasks and research projects which often have to be conducted across a wide variety of resources. Last year Courtroom Insight release a report on the complexities and risks of expert witness due diligence which I reviewed in a post: Surprise You Expert Witness Has a Rapsheet. Competitors LexisAdvance and Westlaw both offer expert witness profiles and Daubert data.
With these alliances Fastcase is making one more move to elbow its way into the full service legal research space – but at a price which is lower than the incumbents by several orders of magnitude.
Here is the full press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2019
Jennifer Brand Ransom, Fastcase Media Relations
Fastcase Bolsters Search Results by Adding Expert Witness Profiles
Integrated Content Now Available in Fastcase 7 from JurisPro
and Courtroom Insight
Washington, DC (April 10, 2019) – Fastcase today announced a partnership with JurisPro and Courtroom Insight, leading providers of Expert Witness data. Together, the companies will provide over 100,000 expert witness profiles and integrate the expert witness knowledge management solution with Fastcase’s legal research platform. It will be available to Fastcase subscribers who are using the “Venus” version of the Fastcase 7 Legal Research Platform.
These prominent online directories of expert witnesses, litigation consultants, mediators and arbitrators strengthen the overall analytic tools which Fastcase and Docket Alarm are developing for law firms across all market segments. This partnership allows law firms and legal researchers to capture, customize, share, and analyze critical information about expert witnesses, arbitrators, judges, and attorneys in their private digital environments.
“Inclusion of the Expert Witness profiles from JurisPro & Courtroom Insight adds a new dimension to the legal research opportunities provided in Fastcase,” said Sean Tate, Fastcase Product Manager. “Users can now enhance searches with results of experts in a myriad of specialties. We’re thrilled about this partnership because it broadens the research opportunities for all Fastcase users.”
Fastcase legal research subscribers, which include many of the largest law firms, corporate counsel, law schools, 32 state bar associations, and dozens of metro, county, and specialty bar associations, now have the ability to access to expert witness profiles from within their litigation research. Current subscribers and users participating in the AI Sandbox will require subscriptions to these databases to access the entirety of the shared database.
“We are very pleased to have JurisPro database of expert witnesses, consultants, and private investigators integrated into Fastcase,” said Jim Robinson, President of JurisPro Inc. “With the launch of the “Venus” version of the Fastcase 7, Fastcase have even more resources for their legal research. Fastcase users will now be able to access JurisPro’s expert witness information, including the expert’s background as an expert, contact information, areas of expertise, and testimonial background. This will enable Fastcase customers to visualize and analyze litigation strategies in new ways.”
Fastcase has pioneered the smartest legal research tools in the market, with integrated citation analysis tools, data visualization maps of search results, and the first legal research apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The service also includes Bad Law Bot, the first big data service to identify negative citations to judicial opinions. As Fastcase continues to build out its Analytics, Legal News, and Alerts Services, products such as Docket Alarm, the AI Sandbox, Full Court Press, and a library of expert commentary of more than 15,000 expert legal bloggers in the LexBlog network, it helps customers visualize and analyze litigation strategies in new ways.
Formed by a group of practicing attorneys, JurisPro Inc. (JurisPro) is a professional marketing company that maintains the most substantive directory for expert witnesses available for the legal community. Through JurisPro services, legal professionals can find and properly retain a qualified expert, evaluate an expert to whom you were referred, or learn information about your opponent’s expert. For more information, visit www.jurispro.com.
About Courtroom Insight
Courtroom Insight offers the leading expert witness knowledge management solution, which enables law firms and legal organizations to capture, share, and analyze critical information about expert witnesses. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Ramon, California. For more information, visit www.courtroominsight.com.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 900,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase, or visit www.fastcase.com.