Data from Westlaw Edge Litigation Analytics, Practical Law Now Available Through APIs
Industry-leading innovation continues to be at the center of meeting customers’ evolving needs and expectations at Thomson Reuters. Highlighting that, Thomson Reuters announced it is making data from Westlaw Edge Litigation Analytics and Practical Law available through application programming interfaces (APIs) that can be integrated into systems and workflows.
Combining Thomson Reuters data with internal data through the Thomson Reuters Legal Data APIs offers legal professionals a more comprehensive view and the ability to gain greater insights leading to more informed decisions, while also driving efficiencies and the ability to strategically target new business opportunities.
“Our customers are continually seeking insights that will help them raise their service for their clients and operate more effectively and efficiently,” said Tony Kinnear, president of Thomson Reuters Legal Professionals. “Co-developing side by side with innovative customers to provide our editorially curated content through APIs allows us to deliver entirely new capabilities through a more open and collaborative approach.”
As part of the co-development process, Katherine Lowry, director of Practice Services for BakerHostetler and lead of IncuBaker, part of the firm’s newly launched Digital Assets and Data Management Group, noted the value data integration delivers. “IncuBaker is committed to driving our data management initiatives forward to serve our legal practice and our clients. IncuBaker’s focus on data management enables us to build our own legal analytics offerings that are unique to our clients, and this is a key differentiator in the market. Working with Westlaw Edge Litigation Analytics API creates opportunities for us to join their expansive data with our internal data for seamless integration, and incorporating it as part of our initiative is a major step in the right direction.”
The Litigation Analytics API, combined with the firm’s information, provides a holistic view creating significant efficiencies and delivering enhanced details to improve management of client expectations, generate new business development strategies and enhance knowledge management.
For firms to take full advantage of the data through the Litigation Analytics API, collaborating with a third-party resource specializing in firm intelligence can offer further benefits. Foundation Software Group, which creates a seamless integration using their firm intelligence platform, is working closely with Thomson Reuters to combine data from Litigation Analytics with the firm’s internal information to deliver valuable insights and actionable information.
Incorporating the Practical Law API increases efficiency by allowing legal professionals to run an enterprise search across the organization’s content, know-how on Practical Law and additional sources in a single query to maximize their knowledge management assets and compare their resources to those from Practical Law. Additionally, the work product of the firm or legal department can be integrated with Practical Law know-how resources to help legal professionals get up to speed on topics quickly and focus on the work that matters most.
The full capabilities of Thomson Reuters Legal Data APIs can be seen at tr.com/legal-api.