Lexis+ Judicial Brief Analysis was initially conceived as a tool for judges and their clerks. The Lexis product developers soon realized that lawyers on opposing sides also need to be able to analyze multiple briefs to identify conflicting or omitted authorities. The specific functions, features and reports in Judicial Brief Analysis were derived from workflow mapping exercises and interviews with over 100 attorneys.
Lexis+ Judicial Brief Analysis provides the standard brief checking efficiencies (checking the validity of authorities and identifying omitted authorities). But there is an obvious benefit to be able to simultaneously analyze and review multiple documents. Getting a quick overview of authorities cited by each party, by both parties as well as identifying president identified by neither party.
How it works – an attorney or judge’s clerk can upload up to 6 documents – 3 plaintiff and 3 defendant briefs. A Judicial Brief Analysis Dashboard presents a visual display of comparative analytics for the briefs.
Unique Judicial Brief Analysis Features:
- Unique dashboard view of relevant information, insights and analytics helps visualize key elements to explore within the documents
- Patented concept mapping technology extracts legal- and fact-based concepts from a brief that were used to map to other relevant documents
- More overall briefs, pleadings, motions and other court documents means Lexis+ delivers more recommendations per brief to ensure practitioners are not missing critical cases
- Secondary content recommendations, including Practical Guidance, treatises and more
- Side-by-side comparisons showcases similarities and differences across multiple documents in a single, unified view – without switching back and forth between separate windows
“For busy legal professionals who spend significant time doing research to write briefs, Judicial Brief Analysis instantly delivers critical insights and recommendations that can strengthen their position – or weaken their opponent’s,” said Jeff Pfeifer, Chief Product Officer, LexisNexis North America. “Judicial Brief Analysis enables legal professionals to practice with unprecedented efficiency and confidence. Our use of advanced language parsing technologies ensures a thorough review of all plaintiff and defense arguments.”
Customers winners in the brief wars. Brief analysis has been one of the hottest areas on competition among legal information providers since the launch of Casetext CARA inn 2016. Lexis, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg Law and Casetext continue to leverage AI and algorithms to streamline the drafting of briefs and the analysis of opponents briefs. Thomson Reuters launched Quick check Judicial in 2020
Lawyers still required… Although brief analysis products are getting more and more powerful. They cut the time a lawyer spends surfacing issues of concern such as misquotes or omitted negative precedent — lawyers are still required to interpret the results. Judicial Brief Analysis dashboard presents a lawyer with a host of issues to investigate using intuitive display and navigation tools. It will no doubt save time – but it is a power tool that requires a licensed driver!
For more information on Lexis+ Judicial Brief Analysis features and pricing, please visit www.lexisnexis.com/lexisplus.