Litigation Workflow in Six Steps with Legal Tech
1. Get to know your client
With Bloomberg Law’s 3.5 million downloadable company profiles, you can complete your client research all in one place. Access a company’s available financial statements, shareholder information and filings, management profiles, credit ratings, capital structure data, SEC filings, and more. Legal technology can empower you to quickly see and compare the types of litigation a company is involved in and where the cases are located with Litigation Analytics.
2. Evaluate the litigation issues
Once you’re familiar with your client and the particular business atmosphere they may be facing, the next step is to get up to speed on the relevant litigation issues at play. Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Practical Guidance has easy-to-understand overviews, checklists, sample forms, and comparison tables – all annotated by former litigators who share best practices based on their experience.
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3. Investigate your judge’s case history with legal tech
Armed with data-based knowledge – understanding how certain motions and appeals resolved and the relationships among parties, law firms, and areas of law – you can better predict outcomes, timing, and case costs. Legal research technology, like Litigation Analytics, offer fast access to information on all sitting federal District Court judges – their profiles, past work and current cases, cited opinions, decisions by motion outcomes, appeals outcomes, length of case, appearances, and case type.
4. Conduct legal research
With the artificial intelligence-driven legal technologies on Bloomberg Law, the days of sifting through irrelevant court opinions are over. Litigators can jump-start their legal research by uploading their opponent’s brief into Brief Analyzer to instantly see case citations and links to relevant, expert intelligence. Brief Analyzer integrates seamlessly into your workflow so you can spend less time on analysis and more time on crafting a winning strategy. In fact, 94% of Brief Analyzer beta users reported that it reduced the time required to research a brief and prepare a response.