BriefMine Launches New Legal Research Platform

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BriefMine unlocks the power of legal briefs to help lawyers jump-start the legal research process

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We are excited to provide a markedly different approach to legal research.

The Silicon Valley startup has amassed a database of over 150,000 legal briefs through a partnership with the Law Library Microform Consortium and the LA Law Library. This collection represents one of the largest databases of briefs in the world. It includes many states throughout the US as well as federal jurisdictions. The briefs are accessible through natural language search in addition to more advanced search functionality to help users find relevant content. BriefMine allows users to save their favorite briefs in the cloud, easily view them online, and download an unlimited number of documents.

Legal briefs are an important element of the legal research process: Instead of starting research from scratch, lawyers can draw upon elements of previously written briefs to help formulate arguments. Though other companies provide legal brief databases, the price for access to this content can be prohibitively expensive especially for solo practitioners and small firms. Unlike these outlets, BriefMine is charging a flat rate of $34 per month for access to the site and all of its advanced features.

BriefMine has been in private beta for the past six months, and has had hundreds of lawyers—from solo attorneys to the largest law firms in the world—testing the service. The company consists of six people, all of whom work in Silicon Valley. In the coming months, look for BriefMine to expand its content offering, as well as add more features and applications to help further its legal research solution.

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