Earlier this year, legal research company Casetext launched Compose, a first-of-its-kind technology product that helps you create the first draft of a litigation brief in a fraction of the time it would normally take.
As I reported at the time, the company touted the product as “poised to disrupt the $437 billion legal services industry and fundamentally change our understanding of what types of professional work are uniquely human.”
Now, Casetext is out with a report, Increasing Law Firm Profitability Using Compose Brief-Drafting Technology, that finds that litigators who use Compose are able to draft briefs 76% faster than they otherwise would.
In the self-conducted study, Casetext recruited 13 litigators who had never before used Compose and had them use it to write a brief.
All 13 recruits have worked at Am Law 200 firms or in federal clerkships, Casetext says. They included a former editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review, a former clerk for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,and associates from firms such as O’Melveny & Myers and Akin Gump. Casetext paid each participant for two hours of their time.