“I thought back to that big problem lawyers face in their day-to-day work, and how it impacts regular people,” Ovbiagele tells WIRED. “I thought we should apply the capabilities of machine learning to tackle this problem and make things better for lawyers and for clients.”
“LegalRank can figure out which results get preferential results, whether that’s prioritizing a case that has more citations, knowing that a Supreme Court case should rank higher than a local decision, and other nuances.”
A subsidiary of (world’s largest) global law firm Dentons, NextLaw Labs, has signed ROSS Intelligence as its first portfolio company.
Full disclosure – I am a member of the advisory board of NextLaw Labs.