Bloomberg Law’s Docket Key offers one of the most advanced docket search features on the market. Docket Key enables researches to not only retrieve a list of docket activities, but to search within that docket  or across the Docket Key repository to identify specific document types (e.g. complaints, briefs and motions.) Bloomberg Law has announced that the feature  has been expanded to  cover all Federal dockets.

Docket Key  leverages  machine learning to  classify 20 different categories of filing including motions, complaints, notices, briefs, and orders. Anyone who has done docket research knows the pain of diving into a long list of entries trying to fish for a specific document type. According to the press release ” Docket Key has classified over 210 million docket entries, with additional dockets being classified daily. ”

Thinking Outside the DMS. Lawyers rarely take time to tag their document types or even mark their documents as final. As a result law firm DMS’s are wild, untamed repositories. There are AI and machine learning products on the market which some firms are leveraging to analyse and code their DMSs to make it easier to locate final versions of specific document types. For the rest of the market products such as Docket Key can be leveraged as a knowledge management drafting  tool to help locate specific types of documents created by the firm and filed in federal courts.

Bloomberg Law President Joe Breda is quoted in the press release, “Our ongoing commitment to our customers is that we will continue to invest in our content and our technology to help them do routine tasks such as finding items within dockets more efficiently.The expansion of Docket Key’s coverage is but one of the many enhancements to Bloomberg Law’s litigation resources that our customers can expect in the coming months.”

Here a link to the full press release.