The courtroom defines the popular perception of lawyers. But even lawyers who specialize in litigation are only rarely in court, and the vast majority of lawsuits resolve without a trial. Much of the work of litigation is in investigating a case, conducting discovery and depositions, and preparing for trial. For all of those tasks, there is technology to assist. And if the case does go to trial, there is technology for that too.
This Legal Tech Center encompasses all of the technology products that help legal professionals prepare for, argue, present, manage and analyze the litigation matters in which they are involved. The only aspect of litigation not covered here is discovery — an area of technology so broad that it warrants its own tech center.
Products in this Tech Center cover:
Brief Drafting and Analysis. Software that assists lawyers in drafting briefs; reviewing their strength, accuracy and thoroughness; and reviewing opponents’ briefs for strength, accuracy and thoroughness.
Case Management. Software that enables trial lawyers to manage all aspects of their cases, from client intake and calendaring to document management and trial preparation.
Class Actions. Products in this category are designed to facilitate filings, notifications, monitoring and administration of claims in class action lawsuits.
Court Calendaring. Products that enable lawyers to automatically calendar key court dates and deadlines based on the rules of the court in which the matter is filed.
Court Reporting. Software and tools used in reporting and transcription of court proceedings, depositions and other hearings.
Depositions and Hearings. Software related to preparing for and taking depositions and conducting deposition proceedings, including virtual depositions.
Docketing and E-Filing. Products related to the electronic filing, distribution and docketing of case documents.
Jury Selection and Management. Products that assist lawyers in selecting jurors, from pretrial research of potential jurors to voir dire, profiles, seating charts, and more.
Litigation Analytics. Products that use data extracted from court dockets to make predictions about outcomes and timelines and to provide insights on judges, courts, parties, lawyers and law firms.
Litigation Finance. Litigation finance technology is used to evaluate which cases are appropriate for financing and to predict likely case outcomes.
Litigation Management and Trial Preparation. Products that assist trial teams in preparing cases for trials. They may include fact and exhibit management, transcript management, issue management, document review, and case timelines.
Trial Presentation. Software that supports presentation of evidence at trials, facilitating the storage, management, retrieval and display of images, documents and videos.
Online Dispute Resolution. Technology designed to assist parties in resolving disputes. ODR can be fully online or can augment traditional dispute resolution forums. ODR services may be offered by private parties or through courts and government entities.
What is case management software? Case management software (CMS) enables trial lawyers and other legal professionals to manage litigation, from client intake and docket management to court forms, trial preparation, and courtroom presentations. Who uses case management software, and why? Law firms of any size, trial lawyers, other attorneys, paralegals, support professionals, law librarians, and docket teams use case management software. The software is best suited for supporting high-volume, low-margin…
What is litigation analytics? Litigation analytics products use data extracted from court dockets to make predictions about case outcomes and timelines and to provide insights on judges, courts, parties, lawyers and law firms. What value do lawyers derive from litigation analytics? The value lawyers derive from litigation analytics is in the insights they provide about the court in which the case is pending, the judge presiding over the case, the…
Litigation management products assist trial teams in preparing cases for trials. They may include fact and exhibit management, transcript management, issue management, document review, and case timelines.
Online dispute resolution uses technology to assist parties in resolving disputes. ODR can be fully online or can augment traditional dispute resolution forums. ODR services may be offered by private parties or through courts and government entities.