Whitepapers & Publications

Loom Analytics Publications


LEGAL ANALYTICS FOR RISK ASSESSMENT AND DECISION MAKING

  • Authored by: Mona Datt  |  Contributor: Lisa Kadey

“Our paper will examine how legal analytics can assist lawyers in their roles as “predictors”. We will discuss the ways in which legal analytics can make moments of decision-making more obvious, as well as mitigate the kinds of cognitive biases that impact decision-making — especially in situations where the potential outcomes of a decision are particularly high stakes. We will also demonstrate how legal analytics is levelling the playing field for smaller firms by providing access to the kind of in-depth case research that was previously limited to Big Law firms with a large research spend.”


Publications & Whitepapers Featuring Loom Analytics


EMERGING TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO ACCESS TO JUSTICE PROBLEMS: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS OF MOBILE AND WEB-BASED APPS

  • Authored by Jena McGill, Amy Salyzyn, Suzanne Bouclin, and Karin Galldin
  • Submitted to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • October 13th, 2016

“Canadians experience multiple barriers to accessing justice, including financial constraints, psychological barriers, informational obstacles and physical barriers. Members of marginalized and equality-seeking communities, who are more likely to face multiple justiciable problems as once, experience these barriers acutely. Apps that purport to facilitate access to justice by providing assistance with legal tasks are increasingly being deployed in the legal services arena. ”


THE PATH OF LAWYERS: ENHANCING PREDICTIVE ABILITY THROUGH RISK ASSESSMENT METHODS

  • Authored by Heather Heavin and Michaela Keet
  • Prepared for the CIAJ 2016 Annual Conference, “Civil Justice and Economics: A Matter of Value” 
  • October 5-7, 2016

“Today, when we hear the terms “risk identification, analysis and assessment” we may more readily think of project managers and engineers, business people or human resource professionals, or even financial specialists – from
traders, to auditors. We may think lawyers do something else. This article endeavours to change that perception. Lawyers do perform risk assessment functions.”