During the Great Analytics ‘Shoot-Out’ at AALL, law librarians tested and compared the results of seven federal litigation analytics platforms.
Analytics tools enable lawyers to ask completely new questions and gain insights which were virtually unavailable in a text based research world. It takes a special skill set to ask the right “data quality” questions when firms are assessing the dozens of analytics products competing for a share of lawyers desktop or an organization’s information resource budget.
Use cases for analytics include: pitch strategy, AFA responses, litigation strategy, deal negotiation strategy, managing client expectations, diving process efficiency, internal bench marking and developing peer metrics.
Law librarians have been quietly driving the adoption of analytics in the business and practice of law. Hundreds of librarians, knowledge managers and legal publishing executives jammed into a meeting room at the 2019 American Association of Law Libraries Conference and Meeting in Washington DC on July 15th to attend a two and one half hour “super-session” “ The Federal and State Analytics market: Should the Buyer Beware?” exploring the state of litigation
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