Survey: Incomplete Legal Research Impacts Case Outcomes

Incomplete Legal Research

Incomplete legal research by lawyers impacts case outcomes. Who would have thunk it? A research study worthy of circulating to your outside counsel:

Most judges in a survey say that they see lawyers miss relevant precedent in their legal research and that those missing cases have impacted the outcome of a motion or proceeding. The legal research company Casetext surveyed 66 federal and 43 state judges to learn whether missing precedent over affects the outcome of a matter….Overall, 68 percent of judges have experienced missing precedent impacting the outcome of a motion or proceeding.”

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