The Use Of AI For Legal Research In US Legal Teams

How can AI be used for legal research purposes by legal teams? 

Data has the potential to transform the global economy by offering insights that were previously considered to be impossible to reach. Among the many domains in which the value of data has proven to be invaluable, is the domain of legal research. A perfect example of this can be found in the United States (US), where in particular state court data has for long been inaccessible to legal practitioners. However, in more recent years, AI has offered promising potential to better equip practitioners with the necessary data to more adequately approach their cases and make more informed decisions in this regard.

Realising the opportunities offered by AI, Trellis was established. Trellis is a state trial court legal research and analytics platform with AI-based insights on judges, opposing counsel, motions, dockets, and legal issues. As such, Trellis seeks to democratise access to the law by making state trial court records and legal data more accessible which is a necessary step in bringing greater transparency to the US judicial system. 

In this episode of The Law of Tech Podcast, I discussed the use of AI for legal research in US legal teams with Nicole Clark, co-founder and CEO Trellis. 

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