Use Generative AI to Monitor Court Dockets and Summarize Complaint Filings
February 26, 2024
CourtLink is a court docket monitoring service that now supports Lexis Snapshot, which uses artificial intelligence to automatically summarize complaint filings so that you can assess their importance instantly. Read our new TechnoLawyer Buyer's Guide report below.
Use Generative AI to Monitor Court Dockets and Summarize Complaint Filings
While court docketing services can notify you about new filings in your cases, they can also serve as client development tools. For example, law firms can monitor past and present clients for new lawsuits, litigators who provide local counsel services can monitor their local courts, specialized boutiques can monitor dockets for specific causes of action, etc. However, law firms that use docket services face a common challenge — the time-consuming task of reviewing complaints to identify cases of interest. Lexis Snapshot, a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool available in CourtLink, can now handle this legwork for you.
The Killer Feature
CourtLink offers access to dockets in 1,300+ state courts and all federal courts as well as courts in the United Kingdom. Lexis Snapshot enables you to configure CourtLink to find relevant new cases and notify you in the CourtLink web app and via email at a frequency of your choosing.
Best of all, Lexis Snapshot uses AI to summarize each case so that you need not trudge through the complaint documents to get the gist and gauge your interest. Each Snapshot summary also includes the parties, the type of dispute (contract, patent, personal injury, etc.), the causes of action, the court, the judge if available, and other valuable information. One click takes you to the docket for a deeper dive into promising cases.
"We're rapidly introducing Generative AI capabilities across our entire legal product portfolio to accelerate our customers' success and to deliver significant productivity, work quality, and value gains for their firms and institutions," says LexisNexis North America CEO Sean Fitzpatrick. "Lexis Snapshot is an excellent example with an immediate value proposition."
Lexis Snapshot uses Generative AI to summarize newly-filed complaints based on searches you create in CourtLink, enabling you to quickly assess their relevance to your practice.
Other Notable Features
The searches you construct in CourtLink to create Lexis Snapshot alerts are editable, enabling you to fine-tune the results anytime. For your cases, you can simply enter the docket number. Other search options include parties, attorneys, judges, causes of action, litigation type (civil or criminal), date, case status, and more. You can also search by keyword for even more granularity.
The addition of U.K. dockets in CourtLink is relatively new. You can search U.S. and U.K dockets together to track the litigation activity of international companies and products.
Transform any search result you want to monitor into a Lexis Snapshot alert with a few clicks. Lexis Snapshot can notify you as fast as within one hour of any new filings that match your criteria.
CourtLink gives you access to documents on a docket, often via instant download. Dockets contain a checkbox next to each document so that you can download and retrieve documents in bulk rather than one by one. An icon lets you know whether a document exists online or requires a visit to the courthouse. CourtLink can retrieve offline documents for you via its Runner service.
What Else Should You Know?
Lexis Snapshot currently covers federal civil complaints within CourtLink. LexisNexis plans to expand the service to additional document types and products within its Generative AI-enabled legal product ecosystem.
Take a Closer Look at CourtLink and Lexis Snapshot
Meet Neil J. Squillante
Neil J. Squillante founded TopLaw and serves as its publisher. As a young litigator working on a high-profile trial, Neil witnessed the discrepancy between what happened in the courtroom and what the media reported. Neil created TopLaw to provide fellow lawyers and law firm personnel with reliable information. Many consider TopLaw newsletters the only ones they need. Previously, Neil practiced commercial litigation at Am Law 100 firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. He received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law and his B.A. from Duke University. At UCLA, Neil served as a Managing Editor of UCLA Law Review.
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