Law Schools in the United States have been historically focused on teaching students using caselaw research tools and techniques. In real practice, lawyers need to add a few more tools to their toolkit. During the past decade, there has been an explosion of new tools, powered by algorithms and analytics which streamline a variety of
2020 What’s Hot and What’s Not: Bloomberg Brief Analyzer and Thomson Reuters Quickcheck Judicial Tied for Best New Workflow Product
Workflow Tools. 2020 was marked by significant activity in the legal workflow/drafting space. There were eight products that came to my attention during 2020. Three of the eight workflow products fall into the Brief analysis category. Casetext invented the brief analysis space with the launch of the first brief analysis product CARA in 2016. So…
Casetext’s Compose AI Powered Drafting of Briefs and Motions – Lawyers Still Required
Casetext is launching an AI driven drafting tool called Compose. Compose does not promise to replace lawyers – it
offers to make lawyers more efficient by automating the first draft of a motion or brief. It can also function as a tutorial for a new lawyer who is assigned with drafting a motion for the first time. Casetext is currently working with a group of law firm “partners” who will help them develop an expanded library of motions. According to Pablo Arredondo, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer …
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Casetext CARA Adds Intelligent Filters To Enhance Research Precision
We are all on the path to research Nirvana. Along the way we meet the true believers — many of them are my fellow librarians others are legal tech entrepreneurs. I recently had a chat with Pablo Arredondo, Co-Founder and Chief Legal Research Officer at Casetext – an intrepid fellow traveler and legal research thought leader. Arredondo is passionate about citations, algorithms and optimizing the legal research experience. Casetext has recently enhanced their algorithms to identify valuable new caselaw features and elements including: motions, causes of actions and party type which can be used as filters to narrow and focus a search.
Arredondo provided insights into the importance of these new features: “Optimal legal research systems must enable attorneys to navigate the common law along dimensions that matter. Motion at …
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AI in Legal Research – Does Casetext’s “Document As Query” Search Improve Efficiency and Results?
Today Casetext released a study it commissioned which by attorneys at the National Legal Research Group Inc.Study is titled “The Real Impact of Using Artificial Intelligence in Legal Research.” But is that really what the study is measuring? I think not. While some of the conclusions may be valid – I have a…
Dewey B Analog? Announcing the First Annual Dewey B Strategic Blog-o-zine
PAYPAL Issues have been resolved. My apologies to those who were unable to place orders yesterday. Thank you for your patience.
Dear Colleagues and readers you must be asking yourselves:
What is a Blog-o-zine? It is word I made up to describe a print publication which includes “best of” selection of Dewey B Strategic …
“It is well settled”– Judicial Intelligence Beats Artificial Intelligence –CARA Adds “Black Letter Law” and Holdings
Casetext CARA subscribers have recently seen two new search enhancements appear on the CARA Platform. These new features ” Black Letter Law” and “Holdings”can help a researcher quickly locate the fundamental principles governing an area of law in order to bolster a brief.
The Black Letter Law feature was created by harvesting all of cases
2017-18 Start Stop Survey: Vote for the Best New Legal Products and Features
The most recent Outsell Report on Legal and Regulatory Solutions 2017 projected that this sector would generate $23.5 billion in sales in 2017. In addition, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have generated regulatory uncertainty which has been good for both law firms and the legal information…