A LexisNexis company today announced an exciting new expansion into state court analytics coinciding with the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Legal Analytics Platform, Lex Machina. Los Angeles County and Harris County, consisting of more than 870,000 cases, the new modules give practitioners insights about judges, courts, law firms, individual attorneys and parties in state courts. Lex Machina is the only legal and analytics provider able to utilize state court documents to provide comprehensive coverage of the behavior of the judges, law firms, attorneys etc. by leveraging its Attorney Data Engine and other natural language processing technology.
Lex Machina is solving a huge technical challenge by taking complex unstructured data and utilizing its software to allow practitioners to make data driven decisions, develop winning case strategies and win new business in new state court venues. Lex Machina will add its new State Court modules on a court by court basis with added emphasis on strict data quality and integrity to make sure that legal professionals have access to the most accurate, complete and comprehensive analytics possible.
“It’s an exciting technical challenge to responsibly expand our coverage to include complex analytics for state courts, where even basic information such as who was involved in the case is buried in millions of pages of court documents. Electronic filing systems across states and districts are unique to individual courts, so structuring and normalizing the data to make it usable and reliable is notoriously difficult,” said Karl Harris, Lex Machina’s CEO. “In spite of these obstacles, we’ve now laid the foundation to bring Legal Analytics to state courts all over the country, and customers familiar with our interface for federal courts will see that our state court modules work similarly. This is an incredible accomplishment.”