Ambrogi reports………For legal professionals, it can be a challenge to keep up with the legal news that matters to your practice. Later this month, ALM, the publisher of Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and other legal publications, will release a product designed to address that challenge: Legal Radar, a website and app that uses artificial intelligence to rapidly deliver legal news personalized to the reader.
“Legal Radar combines the expertise and power of the ALM newsroom with AI and high-speed data processing to create a personalized news feed that’s very rapid and very broad in what it covers,” Vanessa Blum, ALM director of newsroom innovation, told me during a demonstration of the product.
When it launches Feb. 25, Legal Radar will deliver news drawn from PACER — the federal courts’ electronic docket system — as well as from everything coming out of the Law.com network. It will include updates on new lawsuits and filings in federal courts, federal litigation trends, breaking news, and other legal news reported by ALM journalists.
Customization will be a key feature, making each feed unique to the user. A first-time users will be guided through a series of choices to personalize the news feed by selecting the industries, practice areas, law firms, companies and regions the user wants to follow.
The service will be optimized for use on mobile devices, but can also be used on computer desktops. It will include the option to receive push notifications, either in the app or browser, for updates involving specific companies or law firms.
ALM says the service will be ideal for business litigators as well as for attorneys who want to keep up with industry and practice-area trends, get alerts for news involving clients or other firms, and cut through information overload.
The service will be offered for free in both the desktop and mobile versions. For some articles, clicking through to the full text may take the user to ALM publications that require a paid subscription.
The service will include news extracted from PACER as well as the full source documents. A story about a new litigation filing, for example, will include a link to the full complaint.
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