I have been predicting that predictive tools would gain an increasing presence  in the practice of law. The press release from Thomson Reuters about Legislative Insights on Westlaw Edge  carefully skirts the prediction issue by substituting the word “probabilities.” Thomson Reuters deep legislative coverage is about to be turbo charged with technology from Skopos Labs. Thomson Reuters was an early investor in Skopos through their venture capital arm Thomson Reuters Ventures.

Legislative Insight is driven by a proprietary machine learning and natural language processing methodology from
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In several prior posts I have reported on how legal publishers are preparing to cover the legislative and regulatory impact of the Trump Administration. Scott Roberts,  VP and General Manager of Law 360 Lexis Legal News provided the following summary written by the Law360 editors highlighting  the Trump Administration issues to be featured in  upcoming

“Uncertainty”
is the word which best describes the atmosphere in Washington, DC as the city
prepares for the new administration. This uncertainty is driving traffic
to  a relatively new product called  VoxGov.  The VoxGov website
offers a treasure-trove of hidden government data and an alerting system for anyone trying to understand
track  the statements

Last month LexisNexis 
announced a new release of Lexis Advance which offered customers enhanced news
services and legislative insights. Legislative Outlook offers predictive
analytics and data visualization for proposed legislation.  Legislative
Outlook will be available  at no charge to subscribers through November
30, 2016, except where a gratis subscription is precluded by law (e.g. Federal