Courtroom Insight is a customized knowledge management solution that enables law firms and other legal organizations to capture, share and analyze critical information about expert witnesses, arbitrators, judges and attorneys.
Optimization | Leverage the knowledge and experience of current and former firm members. Centralized knowledge sharing provides critical information about experts, arbitrators and judges directly at your fingertips.
Cost savings | Save time and money by eliminating duplicative research and reducing email requests for information. Powerful search capabilities, custom expert research and integrated expert referrals improves results and decreases outside spending on expert witness retentions.
Risk mitigation | Mine internal and external data sources to capture and share experiences working with litigation professionals in order to reduce litigation risk and avoid surprises in the courtroom.
Attorneys were frustrated with the overwhelming number of email requests for information and a general lack of information sharing within the firm. Earlier efforts to build an internal arbitrator database were unsuccessful.
Courtroom Insight was deployed by the law firm which tasked its knowledge management group to gather and upload attorney experiences working with mediators and arbitrators. The firm’s attorneys were impressed with the easy access to over 1,000 internal reviews. As a result, the firm expanded its Courtroom Insight application to include evaluations of expert witnesses and judges.
Library staff performed detailed research when requested by a firm attorney but the work product was not organized or maintained in a systematic way. Instead, it was either emailed to the requesting attorney and then discarded, or sometimes saved to a local drive. In either case, the research knowledge was lost or compromised.
The library used Courtroom Insight to upload documents (or document links) directly onto an individual’s profile page. Uploaded documents are OCR’d, indexed and fully searchable while upload and document dates are tracked for easy reference. Attorneys easily access existing research and request new library research directly through Courtroom Insight.
Law firm did not maintain a historical record of witness retentions and oppositions. As a result, attorneys were unsure about whether specific experts previously worked for or against the firm and its clients.
Courtroom Insight and its research partner developed a system to automatically capture and upload a firm’s expert witness retentions and oppositions. In addition, the firm hired Courtroom Insight to research the firm’s historical retentions and oppositions, which were loaded into the firm’s Courtroom Insight application prior to its internal rollout.
Global law firm required an efficient system for locating and evaluating international attorney referrals. The firm requested clear delineation between its own attorneys and lawyers who work for other organizations.
Courtroom Insight built an international attorney referral directory for the law firm. Users may search for expertise using a variety of filters including legal expertise, country expertise, language proficiency and location.