Docket Alarm, the docket tracking and analytics platform acquired last January by legal research company Fastcase, says it has released a new tool, the Analytics Workbench, that will allow legal professionals to build their own bespoke litigation analytics across any court, practice area or litigation event.

Generally, legal analytics products tend to focus on specific courts or specific practice areas. For example, Lex Machina, one of the leading providers of legal analytics, launched with intellectual property and has gradually expanded into other practice areas one by one, with that expansion accelerated by its acquisition by LexisNexis.

Docket Alarm says its new tool will allow users to build litigation analytics across all case types in state courts, federal courts, administrative courts, and other jurisdictions included within in the Docket Alarm system.

Docket Alarm says these analytics can reveal information about courts and dockets that would otherwise be imperceptible. For example, it says, the Analytics Workbench can uncover trends about discovery motions, motions in limine, and scheduling and pre-trial conferences, at both the state and federal levels.

Docket Alarm says that its Analytics Workbench provides tools for firms to build custom rules to analyze a large number of cases across any court or case type. Users can tag litigation events based on their own rules and then quickly review the tags to assure an acceptable level of quality. The tool then uses visualizations to display litigation events in aggregate and it allows users to filter or pivot the data as desired.

I have not yet seen this and so can provide no further details. The company says it will be demonstrating the tool at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries July 14-17.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.