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Our Rating: 4.6/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

Community Rating: 5/5 (based on 1 rating)

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Composite Rating: 4.8/5

The composite rating is a weighted average of our rating and the community ratings below.

Casetext is a robust online legal research tool that uses artificial intelligence (CARA) to assist with brief review and inform search results to help lawyers enhance their research process. It has single-tier pricing for all of its resources, which includes Statutes, Regulations, and Case Law in the Federal Courts and all fifty States. Its citator, SmartCite, also leverages its CARA tool to help find the most relevant cases for your specific fact-pattern, and adds an extra orange “flag” to indicate when a case is still good law, but relies on an overruled opinion.

Who Casetext is For

Casetext is a good option for firms of all sizes who need to perform online legal research using primary sources. Those who are cost-conscious, but need something more than Google Scholar will likely find the most benefit, due to its single-tier, per-user, pricing model. By using CARA, solo and small firms may be able to leverage limited resources to derive even more benefit than larger firms.

On the other hand, attorneys who often rely on proprietary secondary sources, will likely want to supplement Casetext with another research tool.

Casetext Features

Website
casetext.com
Starting Cost
$65/user/month
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Apps
  • Web
Sources
US State Cases
All 50 States
US State Statutes
All 50 States
US Cases
US Statutes
Dockets
Secondary Sources
News Coverage
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI legal assistants can help you identify relevant cases and statutes, and may even help you draft your brief.
Natural Language Search
Can you search by entering a question in normal language rather than keywords or Boolean connectors and phrases?
Boolean Search
With Boolean operators like AND, OR, and more, you can precisely target your search query.
Case Summaries
Citation Checking
A citation checker helps you identify whether a case or statute has been overruled, modified, or reversed or repealed.
Filter Search
Can you restrict your search to certain parts or features of cases and statutes, like the date, judge, or jurisdiction?
Research History
Research history makes it easier to find the results of previous searches or see if the law has changed with new results.
Research Folders
Organize your research history into folders.
PDF/Word Downloads
Download cases and statutes as a formatted PDF or Word document.
Suggestions
When you run a search, get suggestions for additional searches to run or material you should look at.
Alerts
Flag key cases so that you get an email notification if it is cited in a new case, statute, or secondary source.
Software Integrations
  • Clio
  • Docketbird
  • FileVine
  • Hire an Esquire
Open API

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Artificial Intelligence. The Case Analysis Research Assistant, or CARA, is Casetext’s AI-backed legal research tool that helps you discover relevant cases and briefs based on complaints, briefs, and memos that you upload to CARA. After you upload your brief, CARA will analyze the brief and make all subsequent research more intelligent, instantly returning relevant cases that are on the same facts, legal issues, jurisdiction, and motion at issue. It will also surface relevant statutes, articles, and briefs filed by other attorneys on the same topic. This means that you don’t have to doubt if you missed anything after you already spent countless hours on research.

Citator Service. Casetext’s citator service, SmartCite, is also informed by its AI assistant, CARA. Like most other citators, it will indicate bad law, good law, and cases that may be problematic. However, SmartCite will also indicate when cases rely on opinions that have been subsequently overruled.

Secondary Sources. Casetext, unfortunately, does not have much in the way of Secondary Sources. Unlike LexisNexis or WestLaw, it is mainly a Case Law, Statute, and Rules resource. You won’t find much proprietary resources, treatises, or journal articles.

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  1. Avatar Shayla D. says:

    They don't discriminate against alleged "non-lawyers"

    Out of all of these “exclusive” AI sites, CaseText is the only one that understands that you don’t have to have a bar card to be a lawyer. In fact, the SCOTUS has affirmed this fact multiple times. Other company’s just don’t get that. With the rise of pro se litigants these days, one would think that SOMEONE would catch on, but no….

    I wish CaseText had as robust tools as Westlaw, but Westlaw is an ABSOLUTE joke.

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