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Get Inside the Heads of Experts and Judges Using Their Own Historical Data

By Neil J. Squillante | Sunday, December 16, 2018

Today's TL NewsWire Hot Product enables you to analyze the historical record of experts and judges to inform your case strategy, including an expert's track record on Daubert challenges and citations your judge prefers (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to many previous TL NewsWire Hot Products, including cloud billing software for solos and small firms with new trust accounting and other billing productivity tools. Don't miss the next issue of TL NewsWire.

Everyone engages in mind reading. It's human nature. But it's not a good idea when it comes to the expert witnesses and the judges in your cases. You're much better off analyzing actual data.

Context in One Sentence

Context on Lexis Advance is a new litigation analytics product that enables you to visualize and leverage the historical record of experts and judges to draft better arguments.

The Killer Feature

Context grew out of Ravel Law, which LexisNexis acquired in 2017. Ravel Law garnered attention for its judge analytics offering, enabling lawyers to get inside the head of a judge before starting a legal research project.

With access to the vast store of legal knowledge on Lexis Advance, including more than 380,000 expert witness profiles, the Ravel Law team has achieved a breakthrough they call "case-law language analytics" -- the ability to transform unstructured documents into actionable data.

This has paved the way for Expert Analytics. Search for an expert and Context displays a dashboard with charts showing that expert's case volume by year, area of law, and jurisdiction, and another chart showing the hiring party breakdown. You'll also find current and past curricula vitae, contact information, and more.

Click the Analytics tab and you see the practical results of case-law language analytics. The Challenges Outcome Analysis chart lists the expert's Daubert challenge history, including the percent of testimony admitted, admitted in part, and excluded. An accompanying table lists each case, the basis of the challenge (methodology, qualification, relevance, or procedural), and the outcome. To the right, you'll find the corresponding court opinions for exploring these challenges in more depth.

"A resource like Context enables an attorney to better strategize," says Diana Witt, Director of Library Services at Akerman LLP. "Leveraging its analytics increases the probability of winning a case."

Other Notable Features

Context also brings case-law language analytics to bear on judges with Judge Analytics. After entering the name of your judge, the dashboard provides the judge's biography, contact information, etc. High-level charts break out opinion volume by year and area of law.

The Analytics tab takes you to the judge's Motion Outcomes chart, which compiles the percentage of motions granted, granted in part, and denied by 100 different motion types. You can filter by area of law, court, and motion type. Click on the type of motion that interests you and Context lists the applicable court opinions and outcomes.

Context also provides Citation Patterns for the judge you're researching. This means you can cite opinions in your brief that your judge is likely to find persuasive. A chart lists the judges most frequently cited by your judge (including self-citations). Cards that resemble those in Lexis Answers group related citations by point of law and display the key language from each case for you to copy and paste into your brief.

What Else Should You Know?

"With a few keystrokes, Context delivers the critical insights and analysis attorneys need to more quickly and successfully prepare their cases for court," says Jeff Pfeifer, Vice President of Product Management. "When attorneys know what specific language a judge regularly uses, or how well an expert's testimony will stand up to judicial scrutiny, they are empowered to argue more persuasively and effectively on behalf of their clients. Only Context delivers this level of insight, right from the very start of the litigation process." Explore Context on Lexis Advance and bookmark the website.

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Topics: Legal Research | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | TL NewsWire

36 Writing Guidelines for Lawyers Plus 43 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 44 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week.

The Opposite of Virtue Signaling: Choosing Money Over Honesty

A Decade Makes Quite a Difference in Ediscovery

Simplify a Tedious Deposition Review With Technology

Analyzing the Effect of Trump Appointees on the Federal Bench

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How to Make Your Paragraphs More Persuasive Plus 40 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 41 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week.

A Primer on Litigation Finance

Study Says Casetext Beats LexisNexis for Research, but LexisNexis Calls Foul

Ayfie Unloads New Ediscovery Program With Linguistic Context Expertise

On-Premise vs. Cloud Considerations for Ediscovery

Congratulations to Joseph Regalia of Appellate Advocacy Blog on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: The Pitfalls and Power of the Paragraph

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Tom O'Connor on Ediscovery's Leading Products and Trends

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: In this issue of LitigationWorld, ediscovery legend Tom O'Connor gets you up-to-speed on the always changing world of ediscovery. You'll learn about the most popular products, the current state of ediscovery for small cases, Office 365's ediscovery tools, the impact of Amended Federal Rule of Evidence 902, and the most important trends in law firms and corporate legal departments. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for voir dire advice from a trial consultant who was recently a juror himself.

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Three-Part Task Management System; Mediators Are Not Svengalis; Reviews of Ecco Pro, Adobe Sign

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, September 14, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Bryan Sims, My Three-Part Task Management System

Robert Rice, Mediators Are Not Svengalis

Rodrick Enns, Ecco Pro Alive and Kicking

Philip Franckel, Review of Adobe Sign

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Stylish Legal Citations Plus 43 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, September 6, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 44 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week.

Technology Becoming a Necessity in Litigation Matters

Some Posthumous Wisdom on Writing From Robert Louis Stevenson

More on Stylish Legal Citations

Trumping Justice: Inside the President's Successful Transformation of the Federal Judiciary

Congratulations to Alexa Z. Chew of University of North Carolina School of Law on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Stylish Legal Citation

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Rethinking How Clients Hire Litigators Plus 36 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 37 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week.

Nino and Me: An Interview With Bryan A. Garner

Your Adversaries Can Be Jerks. Deal With It

Safely Navigating Social Media Discovery With the Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media

The Basics of Ediscovery: Legal Hold

Congratulations to Mark Herrmann of Above the Law on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Most Cases Settle. Should That Affect Your Thinking?

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New Uses for Multiple Monitors; Reviews of Dell Display Manager, Copernic; Know When to Revise and When to Say Good Enough; Pants Pockets

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, August 17, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Nicholas Bettinger, New Uses for Multiple Monitors; Review of Dell Display Manager

Bruce Brightwell, Tip: Know When to Revise and When to Say Good Enough

George Lazar, Review of Copernic for Desktop Search

Government Employee, Women Also Need Pants Pockets

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Viable Options for Paperless Note Taking Plus 40 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 41 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week.

Viral Facebook Post on Mansplaining Female Litigator Attire at Vermont Bar Association Trial Academy

Is Wikipedia a Reliable Legal Authority?

Mobile Device Discovery

How to Increase Cause Strikes and Save Your Best Jurors During Voir Dire

Congratulations to Jeff Schoenberger of Solo in Colo on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: A Noteworthy Item

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Empirical SCOTUS on Judge Brett Kavanaugh Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 48 articles from the past two weeks worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week.

President Trump Announces the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to SCOTUS (Video)

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Majority Opinions

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Concurring Opinions

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Dissenting Opinions

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Go to the Scene and Go the Extra Mile

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Congratulations to Dr. Adam Feldman of Empirical SCOTUS on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Expect Kavanaugh To Shift the Court Right. How Far No One Knows.

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