Bringing A Paradigm shift in Legal Research – CaseMine

India has well over 10 lakh case laws and this number is only set to rise in the future with over 3 crore cases pending in Indian Courts. Sheer numbers apart, lack of access to sophisticated research tools means that Indian lawyers have no reliable way of analyzing the thousands (or lakhs) of case laws on any given legal context to find the most relevant recent authority without investing massive amounts of time and resources.
While legal research might seem very interesting, with a lot of angles which bear consideration, it does not continue to remain so when you have to spend most of your time hunched over the computer or a book trying to find case laws which you could cite in your arguments. Even for bellwether or milestone cases, this grueling toil is no guarantee of success, as an obscure (but relevant) case law could very well serve as one’s Waterloo.
With traditional legal research tools, lawyers have to condense case facts into searchable legal propositions. Further, a mere set of keywords might provide for a fairly narrow scope of research. CaseMine’s CaseIQ feature, on the other hand, can take in entire sets of case facts, legal propositions, as well as any citations that you might be aware of. Hence it is able to provide a comprehensive, multi-dimensional analysis of your case’s unique circumstances which can often be the difference between winning and losing. Since CaseIQ looks beyond mere keywords to understand the context of your case notes, it is often able to suggest case laws (and points of law) which you might have otherwise overlooked, or which might have been brought up by the opposing counsel. Interestingly, CaseIQ can also be used to explore how the opposing counsel might frame a line of attack, by quickly identifying potential case laws which could be used by the opposition.
Lawyers apart, CaseMine’s CaseIQ feature is a wonderful find for the judiciary, both in terms of time-efficiency as well as the comprehensiveness of search. Judges can also use CaseIQ to analyse the merits of both parties’ arguments by uploading the set of case briefs provided by the appellant and the respondent and then browsing through the results to perform an independent inquiry into the questions of law posed. Infact, CaseIQ can also be a huge help to all those who are getting settled in the profession or still in law schools and participating in moot court competitions.
Technology is changing all facets of human life. It’s high time the legal profession also benefited from its rapid strides.
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