Nicole Clark is a business litigation and labor and employment attorney who has handled litigation in both state and federal courts. She’s worked at a variety of law firms ranging from mid-size litigation boutiques to large firms, and is licensed to practice law in three states. She has defended corporations and employers in complex class action and wage and hour disputes, as well as individual employment matters ranging from sexual harassment to wrongful termination. Additionally, Nicole is the CEO and co-founder of Trellis Research, a legal analytics platform that uses AI and machine learning to provide litigators with strategic legal intelligence and judicial analytics. Nicole has an intuitive understanding of technology and is deeply committed to helping lawyers leverage technology to gain a competitive advantage and achieve a more favorable outcome for their clients.
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.
Trellis is providing Law of Tech listeners with complimentary 14-day access to its state trial court research & analytics platform. Visit trellis.law/free-trial/activate/TLOT-Podcast to get started today.
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Today’s guest is Nicole Clark, CEO and Co-Founder at Trellis Research in Los Angeles. Founded in 2017, Trellis is a state trial court legal research and analytics platform with AI-based insights on judges, opposing counsel, motions, dockets and legal issues. They make state trial court data searchable and analyze it to give law firms insights into the way judges are ruling. Legal teams are able to “Google” search state trial court records and uncover key intelligence on opposing counsel, motions, rulings, dockets and other legal issues.
Prior to founding Trellis, Nicole was a business litigation and labor and employment attorney who handled litigation in both state and federal courts. She regularly represented multinational corporations in claims ranging from high-profile trade secret disputes to complex class-action litigation. Frustrated by sending internal emails and collecting anecdotes on judges in order to make strategic case recommendations, she built Trellis to solve her own need for access to data, information and analytics at the state trial court level.
In the episode, Nicole tells us about:
The origins of Trellis Research
Early challenges of bringing the concept to life
Benefits that the platform currently brings to users
Interesting projects & day-to-day life of the engineering team
What did you think of Nicole’s podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data Science in the Legal industry heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.