What is Legal Research Software?

Legal Research Software helps attorneys study case laws, statutes, precedents, trial histories, and other material to help determine legal precedents and applications of the law.

Legal research is commonly used by firms when preparing for a case or a trial to find relevant data points to support their position. This can help improve results during litigation and maximize odds of achieving the best outcome for their clients.

Some legal research products provide access to online communities of legal professionals. Some integrate with legal case management systems to help file relevant information along with case details.

Legal research features

To qualify as a legal research tool, the product should:

  • Act as a research and informational database for legal professionals, with trial histories, statutes, precedents and information with regard to specific legal practices.