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Humans and AI — Playing to Respective Strengths Casetext currently employs artificial intelligence technology in many parts of our business, and we are continuing to deploy the latest advances as they come out of research labs. At Casetext, our guiding principle in systems design is to let humans and machines do the tasks for which they are respectively best suited. By applying this principle in practice, our backend data pipelines integrate AI-powered filtering with human expert review,…
Your firm selects a technology which addresses its business and attorney needs. The vendor requests a list including the full names, email addresses, offices and positions of the firm’s end-users and subsequently issues passwords. Several launch presentations are then scheduled, and the vendor provides their readily available customer service contact information to the users. Suddenly, adoption occurs! Has this ever happened at your firm? If we all know this approach doesn’t work, then why are…
During ILTACON 2018, LexBlog’s Kevin O’Keefe interviewed Casetext VP of Business Development Anand Upadhye about what inspired him to leave a six-year career as a litigator to join a legal tech startup. Seeing legal research as “gravely broken” in the legal profession, Anand abandoned his litigation career to be a part of a (then) brand-new legal technology startup in which he saw a lot of potential. That startup was Casetext. Four years later, Anand is…
Carolyn Elefant has her finger on the pulse of small law legal practice. Aside from authoring the popular blog for solo and small firm lawyers MyShingle, she is herself a solo practitioner. Carolyn has always been a step ahead when it comes to legal practice — she hand-coded her own law firm website in 1995, and became one of the first “lawyer-bloggers” in 2002. Carolyn Elefant In the 15+ years she’s been running her blog, Carolyn has…
AI-based legal research platform significantly expands legal databases, launches negative treatment citator SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 18, 2018 — With legacy research products, small law firms are often unable to access the full suite of services provided by a digital platform because of the excessive cost — but as of today, they no longer need to make this trade-off. Casetext today announces significant product and content enhancements to its legal research platform, providing legal researchers with an enriched and affordable…
This week, the World Economic Forum announced Casetext is on their annual list of 2018 Technology Pioneers. The Technology Pioneers are a cohort of 61 early-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations. We are proud to be mentioned alongside our fellow award recipients who are driving innovation from all over the world. Our fellow Technology Pioneers are tackling everything from blockchain for voting, A.I. for drug discovery, city-scale augmented…
For the last thirteen years, Kalpana Kotagal has been tackling workplace discrimination as an attorney at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll. Her thirteen years of experience have given her an exceptional view into what workplaces are doing right and doing wrong when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Her work led to her involvement in developing a new force to encourage more to do it right, one which gained national attention through a shout-out from…
As former litigators, we always feared that when attorneys miss precedents, the stakes are high. And we had a pretty good idea — anecdotally — that lawyers might be missing more cases than they think. We wanted to get a clearer picture of how often it’s happening, and what the implications really are, from the people whose opinion matters most: judges. Our research uncovered that judges have a surprisingly consistent opinion of the work they see from us litigators:…
As the Associate GC leading the litigation group at Macy’s, Betty Tierney and her team actually handle much of the company’s litigation themselves — and she’s using that experience to guide her expectations when she works with outside counsel. Betty made her way to Macy’s through the May Company, where she worked for several years before the company was acquired by Macy’s in 2005. At the May Company, Betty started in a program that cycled her through…
How a former litigator combined a passion for law with technology to inspire the ultimate KM tool. As a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, Evan Shenkman decided that, although there were elements of legal practice he loved, he didn’t want to do it anymore. He found himself frustrated by much of the minutiae and busywork that came along with legal practice. However, he also didn’t want to leave the firm. Fortunately for Evan, there was a perfect…