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9 Tips to Organize and Analyze Legal Cases Faster

September 24, 2021 (4 min read)

Anyone who works in litigation knows that organizing and analyzing legal cases can be a chaotic and overwhelming process. Litigation often requires you to manage complex facts, navigate complicated case law and collaborate with multiple colleagues. With everything that goes into successfully litigating a case, keeping it all organized can be a formidable task for even the most seasoned legal professional. When litigation teams are juggling complex cases, important details can easily slip through the cracks. 

Fortunately, CaseMap® Cloud by LexisNexis can give you the peace of mind that’s been missing from the litigation process by allowing each team member to access all of the elements in the case in one location—at any time and from anywhere. CaseMap Cloud’s collaborative platform for organizing cases lets you take a holistic view of the entire case to build a winning legal strategy.

Here are nine tips for how you can save time and money by using CaseMap Cloud to organize and analyze your cases more quickly and efficiently.


1. Import and Organize Relevant Facts Using CaseMap

CaseMap Cloud enables you to quickly and easily import, organize and analyze crucial facts and documents in your case. The CaseMap tool gives you a bird’s-eye perspective of the entire case, helping you to analyze information from a different point of view.

With complex litigation cases, it’s easy to get caught up in the weeds or get lost in the sheer volume of facts. The CaseMap Cloud allows you to identify patterns and essential pieces of information that you otherwise might have missed, so you can build the strongest case strategy possible.

2. Visualize Your Facts with Fact Card View

CaseMap Cloud’s intuitive Fact Card View enables you to visually organize all the facts in a case that support and contradict your arguments. You can literally see how your case stacks up, enabling you to identify weaknesses and areas where additional facts or stronger arguments might be necessary.

3. Build Your Case Chronology With TimeMap Auto Timeline

Another helpful feature that CaseMap Cloud offers is the TimeMap Auto Timeline. The TimeMap function automatically arranges new facts in chronological order as you enter them into the system. This allows you to quickly and easily view your case chronology and identify any gaps.

TimeMap can also be used to quickly create powerful visual aids to help explain your case to the jury at trial. To tell a compelling case story, you need to establish a clear timeline of events that allows the jury to understand what happened and when. TimeMap empowers you to easily create a visual tool that presents your timeline in an intuitive and understandable format.

4. Review and Analyze Transcripts With TextMap

CaseMap Cloud’s TextMap function allows you to upload, manage, search and review transcripts in a single tool. You can play video and follow along in the synced transcript. You can also quickly analyze transcript data and build your case by annotating, linking exhibits and creating reports all in the same place.

5. Use Entity Recognition to Automatically Link People and Organizations

One of CaseMap Cloud’s most valuable tools is Entity Recognition. As you enter new information, the Entity Recognition feature automatically identifies connections between people and organizations in your case. Entity Recognition connects the dots for you, saving you time and linking information quickly and easily.


6. Research Case Law Using Integrated Lexis+ and Lexis Services

CaseMap Cloud seamlessly integrates with your Lexis+® and Lexis® services, empowering you to research relevant case law and other legal resources while organizing cases. Send your research to CaseMap Cloud without switching application windows, saving you time and hassle. LexisNexis’ award-winning Shepard Signals take the guesswork out of legal research by providing up-to-date and accurate information about any negative treatment for each case.

7. Use CaseMap Cloud To Evaluate Legal Issues

CaseMap Cloud allows you to organize the legal aspects of your case as well as the factual components. You can easily create a hierarchy of claims and counterclaims and organize the arguments for and against your case. The integrated features of the CaseMap Suite enable you to
quickly find the information you need without having to conduct searches in multiple locations.


8. Collaborate From Anywhere With Cloud-Based Platform

Because CaseMap Cloud is a cloud-based platform, your team members can access case information from anywhere, at any time, with any operating system. This saves time and promotes collaborative efforts by allowing the team to work together wherever they might be.

9. Use Reporting Features To Keep Colleagues Informed

CaseMap Cloud’s simple reporting features enable you to quickly and easily share essential case information within your team, allowing you to keep your communications organized and centralized. You can also use reporting to communicate information to clients, judges and juries.

In litigation, keeping everything organized can be challenging even when handling a relatively straightforward case. With CaseMap Cloud, organize all of your case facts in a single place so you can spend more time developing a winning legal strategy. Start your free trial of CaseMap Cloud today and experience the next generation of case management tools.

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