What’s the biggest fact of life today for attorneys in private practice?
Competition. Competition to get the client. Competition to provide the most effective — and cost effective — legal services. Competition with opposing counsel, to win the case or close a favorable deal for your client. Competition to build and sustain a successful career.
How can you increase your odds of winning in such a competitive environment?
Lawyers have traditionally competed by combining two key skills: legal research and reasoning. But now there’s a third leg to the law practice stool. Legal Analytics enables lawyers to gain critical advantage in the business and practice of law. With data driven insight Lex Machina enables law firms to pitch and land new clients and win lawsuits.
Law Firms Rely on Lex Machina
Win More Pitches
The advantage begins with marketing and business development. Law firms use Lex Machina’s data and insights to quantify their relevant experience, compare it with their competitors and quickly assemble winning pitch decks. They use it to demonstrate specific subject matter expertise, familiarity with opposing parties and counsel, experience in front of a specific judge and available bandwidth.
Legal Analytics reveals meaningful patterns in data about prior litigation. Need to persuade a judge to grant a transfer of venue in litigation? See what trends emerge from all her transfer orders in prior cases. Need to predict how long a case will last? Lex Machina provides granular data about time to trial and time to termination for every federal judge. Need competitive intelligence about opposing counsel? Client lists, total open cases, relevant experience and other data is now just a mouse-click away.
Craft Motion Strategy
Successful lawyers use Legal Analytics to craft winning motion strategy. Motion Metrics makes it easy to identify motions and orders that are relevant for your case. Lex Machina provides you with examples of winning and losing motions and links together all aspects of a motion chain.
“I use Lex Machina for every case. And I am surprised that other firms are not using it already. It’s such a great resource.”
Partner, Fish & Richardson