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CS Disco announces partnership with vLex to use law library in case management software

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“This is an important milestone in the execution of our long-term strategic vision,” said Katie DeBord, CS Disco’s vice president of product strategy. Image from Shutterstock.

Legal technology company CS Disco has entered into a long-term licensing agreement with vLex company Fastcase to use the company’s large law library for “end-to-end” software for the practice of law.

CS Disco, which is headquartered in Austin, Texas, sells e-discovery, document review and case management software to law firms. It said Wednesday the partnership means that its customers will have access to legal and regulatory information and a trove of federal and state law from legal research company vLex’s law library.

“This is an important milestone in the execution of our long-term strategic vision and brings Disco one step closer towards a truly end-to-end technology platform that effectively handles the most important aspects of complex litigation work,” said Katie DeBord, CS Disco’s vice president of product strategy, in prepared remarks.

DeBord said she hoped that the partnership would allow CS Disco customers to “quickly identify relevant legal precedents with similar fact patterns or analyze patterns based on relevant law” and help lawyers organize and strategize cases from beginning to end.

A CS Disco news release said the company is incorporating the vLex data into its core platform. Once integrated, the company said it expects users to be able to create risk assessments, identify fact patterns, use artificial intelligence for legal research and pinpoint relevant caselaw.

“Integrating case facts and primary law into a single platform will accelerate Disco’s ability to serve the needs of legal professionals with more holistic and advanced workflow solutions,” the news release said.

In April, Fastcase and vLex merged into a new entity called the vLex Group and combined the companies’ subscribers and data. The new entity led to the creation of a law library that includes data from more than 100 countries.

CS Disco’s announcement comes on the back of a tumultuous few months for the company. In September, company CEO and co-founder Kiwi Camara abruptly resigned after allegations surfaced that he had sexually harassed employees and groped a female worker at a Sept. 6 employee dinner in Austin, Texas.

According to an Oct. 31 article in the Austin Business Journal, an investigation by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison into the employees’ complaints and concerns about the software company’s workplace culture was drawing to a close.

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