Startup Alley: LegalEase Citations

LegalEase Citations

Elevator Pitch: LegalEase Citations is a web app that helps lawyers, law students, and other legal professionals easily, quickly, and accurately create and format legal citations in legal-specific formats, like The Bluebook, for use in their legal writing. Users enter the source they’re citing into a form, and LegalEase Citation’s algorithm automatically applies the thousands of formatting rules and instantly outputs accurate legal citations.

What makes you unique or innovative? LegalEase Citations is the first and only software that creates accurate legal citations in accordance with legal-specific citation formats, like The Bluebook.

What problem do you solve? Before LegalEase Citations, lawyers, law students, and other legal professionals had to spend many hours and a lot of effort formatting legal citations in accordance with legal-specific rules, like those in The Bluebook, for use in legal writing. LegalEase Citations makes this legal citation formatting process quick, easy, and accurate allowing them to focus their time and energy on the substance of their legal writing.

Your competitors? Other startups attempting to solve this same problem include, Citeus Legalus and Legal Cite.

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Founded: 2/11/2018, Beachwood, Ohio

Target customer. Law students, first-year associates, and paralegals.

Price.  $19 per month or $168 per year.

Expected 2022/2023 gross revenue? Less than $1M/Less than $1M

Number of users/paying customers? 101 – 1,000/> 200

Traction to date. LegalEase Citations now has several hundred paying subscribers and monthly recurring revenue has grown +30% over the past 12 months.

Plan for growth over next five years. LegalEase Citation’s growth plans include content marketing, search marketing, social media marketing, and promoting word-of-mouth growth.

Outside funding. No outside funding.

Describe any ways in which your company is diverse or promotes diversity. LegalEase Citations is committed to diversity and works to promote diversity every way it can, including in its hiring, product design, and marketing.