Annual Legal Analytics Survey Reveals: Client Demand Continues to Drive High Usage of Legal Analytics

In the 2024 Annual Legal Analytics Survey, 80% of Legal Professionals reported that clients required or expected them to use Legal Analytics, and twice as many Legal Analytics users felt prepared for generative AI compared to non-users

Menlo Park, CA — February 5, 2024 — Lex Machina and LexisNexis recently conducted their annual Impact of Legal Analytics survey. Each year, Lex Machina reaches out to legal professionals, both customers and non-customers, in order to gain insights into how Legal Analytics continues to be used and perceived.

The survey gathered responses and reactions regarding the key drivers and barriers to adopting Legal Analytics, the value it brings to the business and practice of law, and how it is being utilized in the legal industry. More than 350 responses were received from U.S. legal professionals at law firms of all sizes.

“Our annual survey highlighted several important perspectives that shine a spotlight on the crucial role Legal Analytics plays in leveraging the most cutting-edge technology to aid attorneys in elevating their practice and satisfying their clients,” says Karl Harris, CEO at Lex Machina. “A record number of legal professionals stated that their clients expect or require them to use Legal Analytics in their practice, with 100% of Legal Analytics users finding it valuable to their practice. In addition, two-thirds of Legal Analytics users expressed excitement about the possibilities of generative AI. These annual surveys continue to demonstrate that Legal Analytics has simply become an essential component of successful litigation and business strategy.”

Some of the significant data-driven findings include:

  • Widespread Usage: Nearly 7 out of 10 people use Legal Analytics day to day
  • Known Value among Users: 100% of users find Legal Analytics to be valuable
  • Known Value among Non-users: 83% of people who do not use Legal Analytics day to day say Legal Analytics are valuable
  • Required by Clients: 80% of users report that Legal Analytics was required or somewhat expected by clients
  • Demand for the API: 65% of users would like to integrate Legal Analytics with other available data in their organization
  • Prepared for Gen AI: Twice as many Legal Analytics users feel prepared for generative AI than non-users

Over the years, survey results have conveyed an increasingly clear message that the legal profession has overwhelmingly adopted Legal Analytics as an integral part of legal practice and business. From the 2018 survey where 36% of respondents used Legal Analytics to now nearly 7 in 10, Legal Analytics has become an expected component of practicing law. The survey results are consistent in reflecting the use and view of Legal Analytics as a crucial driver of success in the legal industry.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional® provides legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics that help customers increase their productivity, improve decision-making, achieve better outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 11,300 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

About Lex Machina
Lex Machina fundamentally changes how companies and law firms compete in the business and practice of law. The company provides strategic insights on judges, lawyers, law firms, parties, and other critical information across 22 federal practice areas and a rapidly growing number of state courts. Lex Machina allows law firms and companies to anticipate the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce, enabling them to win cases and close business.

Lex Machina was named one of “Legal Tech’s Most Promising Solution Providers” (CIO Review Awards 2022), “Greater Bay Area Top Workplaces 2022” (The San Francisco Chronicle Top Workplaces in the Bay Area 2022), “Legal Tech Company of the Year 2021″ (CIO Review, 2021), “2021 Legal Technology Trailblazer” (National Law Journal Trailblazer Awards, 2021), Winner of the “Media Excellence” Award for Analytics/Big Data (13th Annual Media Excellence Award, 2021). Based in Silicon Valley, Lex Machina is part of LexisNexis, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics. For more information, please visit