Link Round-Up: June 16, 2017

'Link Round-Up’ gives you a glimpse into the articles that got the most airtime around the Loom Analytics water cooler this week. Published every Friday, article topics include access to justice, big data, legal technology, and what’s happening in the Canadian legal landscape.

 "On the whole, it’s a reminder that we always have to act in our client’s best interests and in this case, as well, it’s a reminder that even where we haven’t necessarily been paid or still have ongoing fee disputes, that doesn’t relieve us of our duty of loyalty to our clients."


While every litigator learns how to conduct legal research in law school, performs legal research on the job (or reviews research conducted by associates or staff), and applies the fruits of legal research to the facts of their cases, many may not yet have encountered legal analytics.

Data-driven insights from legal analytics do not replace legal research or reasoning, or lawyers themselves. They are a supplement, both prior to and during litigation.

Think of legal analytics as Moneyball for lawyers.