Legal AI Efficacy Report – Second Edition

The only industry resource that provides a clear, concise analysis of 56 AI-powered legal technologies.

The Legal AI Efficacy Report investigates the specific problems AI-powered legal tools claim they solve and how effective they are in actually solving them.

As the industry’s first and only independent, comprehensive review of AI technology efficacy, this report is an essential resource for legal operations and law firm technology innovation and knowledge professionals tasked with strategic planning and technology purchasing for their organizations.    

What is included in the Report?

In order to provide a focus on the problems each tool actually solves, analysis is organized across eight different technology categories:

  1. Automation Tools
  2. Billing and Spend Management
  3. Contract Management (Pre-Execution)
  4. Contract Management (Post-Execution)
  5. E-Discovery and Document Review
  6. Expertise Automation
  7. Insight & Predictive Tools
  8. Legal Research

Each product review is based upon written responses to our questionnaire, a 90-minute briefing with our researchers, interviews with independently identified (not the vendor’s references) users of the product and review by our blue-chip Advisory Board of leading law firms and legal department technologists.

The Legal AI Efficacy Report provides clear understanding into the providers’ product offerings by identifying which ones best fit various use cases. Review the report to gain a holistic view of the vendors offering AI-powered tools to the legal market and the positioning of their product offerings.

The Legal AI Efficacy Report will help you:

  • Cut through the hype to identify problems and solutions
  • Understand which products and services are the best fit for common law-firm and legal-department use cases
  • Gain a holistic view of technology categories and relevant vendor product offerings
  • Develop your organization’s AI-enabled technology strategy

Annual subscriptions to the Legal AI Efficacy Report are $4,995 and include quarterly updates covering new products and technologies as well as major product updates for existing reviews. Comprehensive new research will be completed on each tool at least once per year. There are no “pay-to-play” opportunities and there is no charge to participate.

The Legal AI Efficacy Report is published by the Blickstein Group. Industry expert Brad Blickstein and veteran legal journalist Erin Harrison (Legaltech News, InsideCounsel) teamed up to launch the industry’s first comprehensive review of AI-powered technologies. Combined, they have more than four decades of experience delivering independent information and analysis to the legal community.

Technologies Covered in the Legal AI Efficacy Report

Automation Tools

  • LegalMation
  • Mplace
  • Zero

Billing and Spend Management

  • Bodhala
  • Brightflag
  • Digitory Legal
  • Headnote
  • IBM Watson Outside Counsel
  • Legal Decoder
  • Ping
  • Wolters Kluwer Intelligent Invoice Conversion
  • Wolters Kluwer LegalVIEW BillAnalyzer
  • Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions LegalVIEW Predictive Insights

Contract Management:

  • eBrevia
  • Elevate
  • HighQ
  • iManage RAVN
  • Kira Systems
  • Luminance
  • Seal Software

Contract Management:

  • BlackBoiler
  • LawGeex
  • LegalSifter
  • Litera Contract Companion
  • ThoughtRiver

E-Discovery & Document Review

  • Ayfie
  • Casepoint
  • Everlaw
  • Exterro
  • Ipro Tech
  • Logikcull
  • OpenText Axcelerate
  • OpenText Insight and Insight Predict
  • Relativity
  • Text IQ
  • Veritone aiWARE

Expertise Automation

  • Blue J Legal
  • Kim Technologies
  • Neota Logic

Insight & Predictive Tools

  • Brainspace
  • Clocktimizer
  • Gavelytics
  • Lex Machina
  • Lexis Context
  • Manzama Insights
  • NexLP
  • Premonition

Legal Research

  • Casetext CARA
  • Docket Alarm
  • Lexis Answers
  • ROSS Intelligence
  • Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge
  • Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge Quick Check
  • vLex Justis

Legal AI Efficacy Report Advisory Board

Reese ArrowsmithVP, Head of Legal Operations, Campbell Soup Company

Amol Bargaje, Global Director – IT Practice and Client Solutions, Mayer Brown

Kamil BudnyLegal Intelligence Lead, Cisco

Laura A. Caponi, Head of Operations – Legal and Compliance, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Katherine LowryDirector of Practice Services, BakerHostetler

Jeff MarpleDirector of Innovation, Liberty Mutual

Jim MichalowiczSenior Manager – Legal Operations, TE Connectivity

Dera Nevin, Data Policy and Strategy Officer, The Blackstone Group

Nancy Pedrick, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Enterprise Support/Legal Commercial SMG

Farrah Pepper, Chief Legal Innovation Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies

Ali ShahidiChief Innovation Officer, Sheppard Mullin

Daryl E. Shetterly, Director of Orrick Analytics, Orrick

Gabriel Walsh, Director of Legal Technology & Consulting Services, Alston & Bird

Ben Weinberger, Legal Operations Director,  Dentons Nextlaw

Companies with AI-powered legal technologies should visit our Criteria and Submission Forms page for more information.

For more information, email Brad Blickstein at

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