Legal research company Fastcase said today that new partnerships with JurisPro and Courtroom Insight, two companies that provide expert-witness profiles and data, will allow it to provide access to over 100,000 expert witness profiles from within the Fastcase 7 platform.
Fastcase first announced a partnership with Courtroom Insight last June, saying then that some 100,000 profiles of expert witnesses were being made available through Fastcase’s AI Sandbox, a private digital environment where law firms can use artificial intelligence and data analytics against combinations of their own data, Fastcase data, and data provided by third parties.
With today’s news, both the Courtroom Insight and JurisPro data will be accessible both from within the sandbox and through the research platform. (Researchers will need to be using Fastcase 7.) Every Fastcase 7 user will now see expert witness listings from both companies in their search results.
Researchers will be able to see the JurisPro profiles from within Fastcase at no extra cost. To see full Courtroom Insight profiles, a separate subscription is required of $60 a month. The subscription enables users to see the profiles in Fastcase and also to click through to Courtroom Insight for any additional data available there, such as a CV.
“Fastcase users will now be able to access JurisPro’s expert witness information, including the expert’s background as an expert, contact information, areas of expertise, and testimonial background,” said Jim Robinson, JurisPro president. “This will enable Fastcase customers to visualize and analyze litigation strategies in new ways.”
Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase, told me this morning that this is further evidence that the reasons are vanishing to subscribe to one of the major research services over Fastcase. Fastcase continues to add the resources customers have asked for, he said, including the recent addition of public records data from TransUnion.
“If you’re looking for a time to replace one of the traditional research services, this is it,” Walters said.