I have often been amazed at the level of engagement of law librarians during my attendance at CALL.  They have a keen sense of the data that is generated as well as consumed in the firm, as well as the opportunities for tools to improve data information delivery.  This was further underscored when Lesha Van Der Bij and I had the opportunity to host a design thinking session for law firm librarians last week, on
We are pleased to announce that the Loom Court Analytics platform has now launched a Damage Analytics report. This new report type currently has all damages information from Ontario and Alberta dating back to January 1st, 2018, and we are always working on increasing our data coverage.  What is the Damage Analytics Report? With the damage analytics report, you can easily look up the average damages awarded in cases that are similar to yours. Damage
Over the past two years working with Loom, I’ve had the good fortune of meeting with people from different segments of the legal profession: library, knowledge management, law students, associates, and partners. While associates and partners consume the information from legal systems, and usually generate the enormous amounts of dark data in organizations, the library and knowledge management professionals are usually tasked with knowledge management, a role that gives them visibility into all of an
Twitter has been abuzz after Law Times published an article yesterday covering two cases from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice addressing high legal research costs.  While the echo chamber of legal tech has been going on for a while about clients refusing to pay for legal research, and firms are starting to see this turn into reality, we’re now seeing this shift happening in courts. In Cass v. 1410088, Justice Whitten states: “All in

Analytics in Law

Posted on November 15, 2018

The concept of analyzing data in litigation is not new. Lawyers and legal researchers search for precedents that help strengthen the legal argument for the matter at hand. They ask colleagues and peers for experiential information about similar matters.  And finally they rely on their own experience to complete the picture.  However, with the advent of data analytics tools that have already analyzed and triaged precedents along different parameters, lawyers and researchers can now enhance