AI-based legal research platform significantly expands legal databases, launches negative treatment citator

SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 18, 2018 — With legacy research products, small law firms are often unable to access the full suite of services provided by a digital platform because of the excessive cost — but as of today, they no longer need to make this trade-off. Casetext today announces significant product and content enhancements to its legal research platform, providing legal researchers with an enriched and affordable legal research platform.

The new features offer small and mid-sized law firms access to the reliable information many considered only available to large, national practices. With this new release, Casetext’s services, powered by CARA A.I. technology, are now a one-stop shop for legal research. Casetext’s expanded legal databases now include statutes from all 50 states, as well as opinions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Additionally, Casetext has launched a negative treatment citator, providing attorneys with far more certainty about the state of the law they’re researching and confidence they are not citing to overruled decisions.

“From the start, we have heard from countless small and mid-sized law firm customers just how indispensable Casetext has become in helping them efficiently and effectively conduct the legal research necessary for their clients,” said Jake Heller, co-founder and CEO of Casetext. “To support small law’s critical role as a key pillar in our legal system, we will expand our specialized products to speak directly to the needs of this audience — from the solo practitioner to the mid-sized, multi-practice law firm.”

Casetext’s negative treatment citator includes red flags on cases that have been overturned or negatively treated on appeal, instilling researchers with confidence that a case they are citing is still binding. In addition, litigators relying on state statutes in their legal research can now access them through a table of contents or by searching with keywords.

Over 250 small and mid-sized law offices have already embraced Casetext and CARA A.I. to compete with large law firms. For example, Moye White, a Denver-based firm that offers strategic counsel to national and international companies in transactions and disputes, is leveraging CARA to achieve greater efficiency and to improve outcomes for clients.

“Enhancing customer service for our clients is always a top priority at Moye White, and Casetext’s use of cutting-edge technology translates into smart client services for our firm,” said Paul Franke, litigation chair at Moye White. “Our attorneys focus on critical, complex matters for our clients, and Casetext is a key tool we utilize on the path toward being as efficient as possible so we can help our clients succeed.”

Casetext’s diverse customer base spans the entire legal market, including national law firms Quinn Emanuel, Fenwick & West, DLA Piper, Baker Donelson, O’Melveny & Myers, Blank Rome and Ogletree Deakins. The San Francisco-based company was recently recognized by the World Economic Forum and CB Insights as one of the most promising artificial intelligence companies of 2018 (the only legal research company to make both lists), and on the Financial Times’ list of law firms and legal service providers commended for innovation in 2017. Casetext’s CARA technology was named New Product of the Year by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), which recognized the innovative platform for improving access to legal information and the legal research process.

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About Casetext:

Casetext provides cutting-edge legal research technology to litigation practices, helping researchers find the best cases faster, including many that they would otherwise miss. Its award-winning technology combines both conventional search functionality and their CARA A.I. powered contextual search, which focuses your results to help you find on-point authorities faster. Founded by a team of former litigators as well as Ph.D. data scientists and leading A.I. engineers, Casetext is committed to providing affordable and efficient legal research. For more information, visit or contact our team at

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