The Simplest Ideas Are The Best: Judicata Introduce Colour Coded Highlighting “judicial determinations”

It’s not rocket science but as they say the simplest ideas are the best.

Judicata have done the following.


Here’s the press release

Welcome to the world of Color.

The law is no longer black and white.

For the last several years Judicata has been quietly “mapping the legal genome”?—?weaving together artificial intelligence and lawyer review to construct the most detailed and precise understanding of the law ever built.

Today we’re excited to introduce the first of several new interactions with this map, a perspective on the law that is as elegant as it is powerful: Color.

Color highlights citations according to how a judge is treating them: a simple but powerful development in the law.

Case law is complicated. Each decision is built upon a foundation of prior cases?—?communicated flatly as black letters on a white page. By highlighting citations, Color adds texture to the law.

With Color, reading cases is easier than ever before, whether you’re dealing with shareholder and derivative actions, attorney work product, the duty to defend, or the tort of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy.

The Power of Color

Law comes to life in the context of facts. In an opinion judges examine precedent and must decide: does a case still represent good law? Are its facts sufficiently similar so as to be binding? Or is it so different as to be inapplicable?

Color surfaces these judicial determinations.

By exposing these determinations, Color communicates context that is spread throughout the opinion, drastically increasing reading speed and comprehension.

Color also illuminates common patterns in legal decisions.

With a glance, you can now see common constructs in legal opinions that were previously hidden. A few such patterns are:

  • The Applicable Law: The most frequent pattern, an array of blue citations introduces background legal principles…..