Litigation

The AI-driven legal drafting tool Clearbrief has entered into a partnership with legal research company LexisNexis Legal & Professional that provides its customers who are also Lexis subscribers with access to legal content and citations on Lexis while drafting documents within the Clearbrief add-in for Microsoft Word.
With this new integration, Lexis subscribers can now link citations created in Clearbrief
Continue Reading Clearbrief Partners with LexisNexis, Enabling Access to Lexis Legal Content While Using Clearbrief in Word

Courtroom Insight, a platform for law firms and legal organizations that, until now, tracked information on judges, arbitrators and expert witnesses, is expanding to add a comprehensive lawyer directory.
The directory, which will be accessible only to Courtroom Insight customers, builds on the company’s existing model by aggregating private internal data, dynamically updated proprietary data, and integrated partner content,
Continue Reading Courtroom Insight Launches Comprehensive Lawyer Directory with Detailed Data on Work, Schools and More

Courtroom Insight has announced the  launch of  a comprehensive Lawyer Directory. Courtroom Insight has been aggregating data on professionals (lawyers, arbitrators, judges and experts) as well as a suite of partnership alliances. According to the press release, “this unique, specialized offering expands on Courtroom Insight’s existing model for delivering legal professional insights by aggregating private internal data, dynamically updated proprietary
Continue Reading Courtroom Insight Launches Dynamic Lawyer Directory

Back in the 1970s, there was a television commercial featuring jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald with a wine glass, a recording studio, and a recordable audio cassette made by a company called Memorex. The pitch was that the audio recording of Ella’s voice could break the wine glass, just like her live voice. The tagline was, “Is it live or Memorex?”
Continue Reading Is it Real or Is It Fake? The Emerging Challenges of Authenticating Digital Evidence in Courtrooms

This week brought notable funding rounds for two legal technology companies, Proof and Spellbook, and a much-smaller seed round for a newer legal tech startup.
Proof Raises $30M Series B
Proof Technology, whose platform facilitates on-demand service of process and electronic filing, has closed a $30.4 million Series B funding round. The round was led by Long Ridge Equity Partners
Continue Reading Money for Legal Tech: Two Big Financings this Week (and One Little One)

[This post is by Pablo Arredondo, cofounder of Casetext and vice president, CoCounsel, at Thomson Reuters. Pablo notes that any views expressed in this post are entirely his own.]

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK 
December 21, 2024
Genesis Technology v. Obsidian Dynamics
Transcript of Discovery Hearing Before Honorable Judith Hand, Magistrate Judge
Appearances:
Continue Reading Brave New Discovery: Transcript of Discovery Hearing, Dec. 21, 2024 (A Guest Post By Pablo Arredondo)

Federal, state and local court e-filing systems are a Tower of Babel-like mishmash of proprietary technologies and paywalls that inhibit public access to court documents.
Now, the Free Law Project, a nonprofit devoted to making legal information publicly and freely available, has received a grant to design and prototype an open access and open source court e-filing system, aiming
Continue Reading Free Law Project Seeks to Develop Open Access System to Disrupt Court E-Filing; Seeks Court Partners

The deadline calendaring and matter management company LawToolBox has added new artificial intelligence features through its integrations with Microsoft Outlook and Teams that automate the calendaring of court dates and contractual deadlines.
With the new features, LawToolBox can read emails and attachments in Outlook, such as court orders and contracts, and extract deadlines and meetings. It then presents those deadlines
Continue Reading With Launch of New AI Features, LawToolBox Is First Legal App Approved for Use with Copilot for Microsoft 365

In August, I wrote here about a new feature in Clearbrief that uses generative AI to create hyperlinked timelines, enabling users to create case chronologies directly in Word, complete with hyperlinks to the source documents in the case record that support the dates and events shown in the timeline.
Today, Clearbrief is extending that feature, allowing a user, with the
Continue Reading Clearbrief Adds Another AI Feature, ‘Verified Facts,’ to Create Statements of Facts — Plus A Wearable AI Brooch

Michael Sander, the founder of Docket Alarm, a product that mines federal and state court dockets to provide litigation alerts and case analytics, has left the company, seven months after its acquisition by legal research company vLex in April.
Docket Alarm was part of legal research company Fastcase, which had acquired it in January 2018, and it
Continue Reading Docket Alarm Founder Michael Sander Leaves After vLex Acquisition; Former Gavelytics Exec Joins to Lead Product Line

Earlier this year I wrote a post about Pre/Dicta a new legal analytics product which “breaks all the rules” followed in the legal analytics market. Today Pre/Dicta announced the availability of predictions for new motion types, a new dashboard and additional interactive features. Unlike other analytics products which focuses on “the law.” Pre/Dicta focuses on profiling judges personal characteristics in
Continue Reading Pre/Dicta Adds 3 New Motion Outcome Predictions and “Doppelganger” AI Capability