Who's your judge?
Have you been in one of the following scenarios?
You’ve advised your client that it’s time to bring a substantive motion or perhaps take a case all the way to trial. You have just been informed of the judge scheduled for your hearing in two days. And you aren’t familiar with them.
You walk into court and find out that the judge on schedule is away and you’re now appearing in front of someone different.
You’re appearing in a court outside your comfort zone, perhaps in a different province, and you know very little about the judge assigned to your case.
Junior Associate or Articling Student: You’re about to head out of town for a long weekend and your boss, the senior partner, just found out they’re scheduled to appear in front of a judge they know nothing about. You receive a message requesting a memo outlining everything you can research about the judge, all their prior cases, leanings and experience regarding types of cases they have heard.
What are your options?
You ask your colleagues for anything and everything they know about the judge.
You spend long hours researching the judge.
You ask your student who’s sitting at the back of the courtroom, or back at the office waiting on standby, to look up the latest cases by this judge for a similar motion or trial.
Junior Associate or Articling Student: You delay the start of that long weekend, or maybe you work early mornings through the weekend to research and hope you find everything.
YOU HOPE YOU FOUND EVERYTHING IN TIME, AND THAT YOU DIDN’T MISS SOMETHING THE OTHER SIDE FOUND.
A new way - Judge Analytics
Loom’s lawyers have already spent the hours, days, months and years pondering through the cases, and aggregated them by different criteria, including the judge or master. Judge Analytics, a quick single filter report, on Court Analytics provides you with everything you would want to know about the judge. This includes:
the prior practice areas the judge has heard cases for
their ruling percentages
their decision response time
as well as their latest cases.
If you want to take it one step further and know how the judge ruled on a specific type of motion or trial, in a certain practice area, select the hearing and practice area filters, and add more granularity to your results.
So the next time you need to know all you want to know about a judge’s in-court experience, try the Judge Analytics report on Loom’s Court Analytics platform.
We’d like to hear from you
If you’re already using Court Analytics and are looking for additional features, please send us an email at contact at loomanalytics.com. Or maybe tell us about what you like or dislike about the platform today.
We will be hosting a weekly webinar starting mid-October on new features and drill downs for those of you interested, watch out for the schedule by early October.