Cloud-native legal investigation and litigation platform Everlaw Inc. today announced that it has added new generative artificial intelligence features to its portfolio of tools in a beta program to assist legal teams when writing and reviewing cases.
Litigation is a competitive and complex task for legal teams and can involve reams of documents and data, requiring hours of work and a tapestry of facts spread across hundreds or thousands of sources. Drafting motions and briefs is a time-consuming task, according to research from Bloomberg Law, that requires on average more than 20 hours of work per month for individual litigators.
Everlaw’s platform provides legal teams with a comprehensive view of all the data of a case and their litigation data in one place, including predictive coding and machine learning and case preparation tools.
The generative AI the platform uses is the same technology behind OpenAI LP’s ChatGPT chatbot, which can provide litigators the ability to plumb that information for insights and review by summarizing it for key facts or topics or interests.
The AI can also assist legal teams by building evidence-based legal texts in the company’s Everlaw Storybuilder trial preparation platform that assists legal teams in crafting case narratives and workflows by organizing documents and doing reviews. By using information from stored documents, the AI can create a rough draft from key evidence with full citations that are prepared for editing and fact-checking. A task such as compiling statements of facts that might have taken a legal professional hours or days could be done in a matter of seconds.
“The real value of generative AI is when it evolves beyond a ‘tech demo’ and into the embedded workflows where legal teams live – drafting and reviewing materials, and connecting insights across a corpus to chart a straighter path to