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NexLaw 101: Getting Started Guide – Case Law Search

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Introduction

Case Law Search is your legal AI navigator to simplify your legal research process.  

Navigation

To begin, you can click on Case Law Search in the left navigation bar.  

Type of Search

At the Case Law Search dashboard, you can choose the search type for your document.  

Type of Search Function
Phrase/Keywords search
Search for document containing the exact word that is entered. You can enter your keywords or a phrase in the search field.
Case Name search
Search for the case that has the exact name entered.
Statement search
Search for documents related to the input statement. Alternatively, you can enter a statement in sentence form in the search field for a statement search. You can also enter a case name.

Next, you can choose the date for the timeline of the available case that you need. Then, choose your jurisdiction. You can choose two jurisdictions and filter two courts per jurisdiction.

Click the Search button to start searching for your law cases.

While NexLaw is processing for the current search, the user can enter a different search detail for a new search in the search field. NexLaw allows the user to search multiple cases at a time and provides the results once the search is finished.

Click Open after it finishes loading. 

Summarize Case

You can look through the search result and summarize the case you are interested in. 

NexLaw will take a few seconds to summarize the case.

Click View Summary and the platform would display all the information. You can see the information of the judgment case at the top of the interface.

Below that, you can view the Precedents of the case. Click the Precedent Mapper Report button.

Precedent Mapper Report fetches all the precedents in the case and the cases that have cited these precedents. It then maps them into a report for the user to understand similar cases, important Statutes, the geographical distribution of the cases and distribution of these precedents over time.

Here are the top similar cases among the Precedents. Click the Open button on one of the cases you want, and you will see the case content.  

As you scroll down, you can also see a bar chart that shows Top 10 Cases Count among the precedents of the case. Each bar on the chart represents a specific case, and its height corresponds to the number of times that particular case has been mentioned in precedent and citations.

On the left side, you can click the menu icon to download the file in SVG, PNG or CSV format.

Followed by that, you can see another bar chart that visualizes Top 10 Statutes Count, Temporal Distribution of the cases, Geographical Distribution of Cases and all the precedent from the case.

The table shows the court, judgement date and country of each case. Choose one of the precedents that you want to view and click the open button.

Then you will see the case content.

Click the back button to go back.

Here shows All of the NER Entities from the summary

As you scroll, the left section shows the summary of the case while the complete case is shown at the right section.

In the summary section, users can copy the case summary.

Additionally, you have the option to reveal or hide the NER tags to view all entities in the case.

The right section also features a Question Bot that can answer any questions about your case.

Users can choose to export the case in both PDF and document form. They can also choose to export with or without the NER tag.

That’s all for Case Law Search.