Casetext Unveils CARA Brief Finder

Treasure Trove of Curated Legal Briefs from the World’s Leading Firms and Lawyers Now Accessible, Significantly Improving Litigators’ Arguments

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Less than nine months after the widespread launch of its legal research platform CARA (Case Analysis Research Assistant), Casetext has released another game-changing product: CARA Brief Finder, an expansion of CARA’s automated legal research technology. In addition to discovering relevant case law with CARA, Brief Finder now allows users to access highly relevant legal briefs filed in court by the country’s top law firms. With no extra work, litigators gain unprecedented visibility into how world-class attorneys have argued the same issues they are working on, giving CARA users an extraordinary competitive edge.

“Until now, CARA has helped researchers effortlessly find the right precedents. Now it automatically finds the right arguments, giving lawyers unheard of access to their competitors’ playbooks,” said Jake Heller, founder and CEO of Casetext. “Every lawyer knows that the best way to find good arguments is to look to your peers — other great attorneys who have taken on the same issues and researched them thoroughly. But finding the right brief is hard and expensive. CARA Brief Finder makes finding these invaluable resources effortless.”

CARA Brief Finder is the only technology of its kind, leveraging the powerful, context-aware technology of CARA to find briefs that are highly relevant to the legal and factual issues in a given document. Like the CARA platform, Brief Finder applies artificial intelligence and data science technologies to surface documents that can easily be missed through traditional query-based search even if you do have access to expensive brief databases.

With CARA Brief Finder, current CARA users can review unlimited recommended briefs. To ensure quality, the database has been limited to publicly filed briefs by leading law firms, specialized boutiques, non-profits and government agencies.

“We started with hundreds of thousands of briefs and culled this down to tens of thousands of briefs from highly reputable sources,” explains Pablo Arredondo, vice president of legal research at Casetext.

CARA’s Brief Finder helps litigators by:

  • Predicting opposing counsel’s arguments based on what similarly situated litigants have argued. By running drafts through CARA, CARA Brief Finder will surface previously filed briefs that both oppose and support a litigator’s arguments. See how other leading attorneys have approached the same issue you’re tackling right now—within seconds.
  • Making sure litigators don’t leave out any arguments. Review briefs filed by peers in the legal community to ensure you are not missing a key argument and that you’ve articulated those arguments as effectively as possible.
  • Helping litigators draft the most compelling briefs efficiently. Quickly and efficiently assemble the information litigators need to provide best-in-class service to clients.

CARA, which was widely released in October 2016, uses AI and natural-language technologies to automate key legal research tasks, arming lawyers with the highest quality research possible, ultimately allowing firms to spend time on higher-value, billable work—and not miss key precedents or decisions. Because CARA is powered by the Casetext research database, users have access to a full library of federal and state law, annotated by expert analysis from leading attorneys and law firms. Casetext’s customers include leading law firms such as Quinn Emanuel, Fenwick & West, DLA Piper and Ogletree Deakins, among others.

CARA was recently named New Product of the Year by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), which recognized the innovative platform for improving access to legal information and the legal research process.

About Casetext:

Casetext is a legal technology company that provides cutting-edge information and research services to litigation practices, including some of the leading AmLaw 100 law firms. Its award-winning software, CARA, automates key legal research tasks by leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to analyze litigation documents, and uses that information to algorithmically query the law. This novel form of search allows litigators to find, in seconds, highly relevant authority that many hours of traditional research can miss. CARA is powered by the Casetext research database, which offers users access to a full library of federal and state law, annotated by expert analysis from leading attorneys and law firms. Customers, who include some of the world’s largest law firms, rely on Casetext to help them provide the best litigation services for clients. For more information, visit or contact our team at


Erin Harrison, 646-921-8851


Erin Harrison, 646-921-8851