Outsourcing legal research services can not only help you to save on cost, but can also give your attorneys the extra time to focus on their lawsuits. Find out more about the legal research outsourcing and why you must consider it.
The process of obtaining an answer to a legal question or extracting the legal precedent that can be cited in a brief or trial is known as Legal Research. Almost every appeal, lawsuit and criminal case requires a certain amount of legal research. Legal research services can throw light on binding law that is codified in statues, caselaws or regulations. It can also explain legal theory and primary law found in legal digests, journals or treatises. The most important function of legal research is to find out how previous courts have decided for cases with a similar fact pattern. Legal research is also used extensively to look up cases and to verify the current law.
Legal research offers many uses for attorneys and paralegals. While an attorney may use legal research to decide how to proceed with a particular case (by reviewing caselaws with a similar fact pattern), a corporate lawyer may use legal research to evaluate whether a new policy would expose a company to liability (by researching about employment laws, building codes etc).