Casetext Introduces A.I.-Assisted Brief Drafting Efficiencies to Employment Law

Compose by Casetext was trained in employment law via machine learning technology paired with attorney expertise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Casetext today announces the first Compose employment law collection: Wage and Hour. This is an expansion of Casetext’s Compose brief-writing technology that represents the first time Compose has specialized in a particular area of law.

“The volume of work and the clients’ expectations for efficiency make employment law the perfect fit for Compose,” says Casetext CEO Jake Heller. “For a long time, people have assumed that researching and laying out the legal argument requires many hours of up-front work, and firms have had to write off time and reduce rates in order to meet clients’ expectations for efficiency. This technology, proven to reduce researching and writing time by 76%, will enable law firms to both exceed clients’ expectations and improve their own bottom line.”

The Compose Wage and Hour Collection covers 16 of the most commonly-filed Wage and Hour motions. The collection includes the following motions, all tailored specifically to substantive legal issues arising in wage and hour litigation, in federal court as well as California and New York state courts:

  • Motions to Compel Arbitration
  • Motions to Compel Discovery
  • Motions for Class Certification (both Conditional Certification and Decertification under the FLSA, and Certification under Rule 23 for hybrid actions, in federal court)
  • Motions for Summary Judgment

The release also includes a preview of a forthcoming Employment Discrimination collection: a motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment of claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The Compose Employment Collection will immediately be available to Compose clients, which include Ogletree Deakins, the first employment law firm to leverage the technology.

“We quickly saw the value and potential Compose could offer our clients in terms of delivering efficiency and quality work product,” said Flyn Flesher, Senior Manager of KM Counsel at Ogletree Deakins. “Ogletree Deakins has pledged to embrace technology and innovation to better serve our clients, and Compose is a natural demonstration of the commitment.”

Compose delivers a 4x increase in efficiency in drafting these motions by automating much of the rote work and research time involved in preparing a legal argument. For each of these motions, Compose provides the available arguments and applicable legal standards, which can be added to a draft with a click. The attorney can then use built-in Parallel Search technology to instantly add precedent tailored to the facts of the case.  

Drafting a Motion to Compel Discovery on Wage & Hour Claims with Compose

To assemble the arguments and legal standards required for a comprehensive employment collection, Casetext paired a robust editorial process, involving close consultation with leading experts in the field, with cutting-edge machine learning technology. Armed with the technology behind Compose, Casetext was able to produce a collection that includes 1,102 arguments (approximately 12x more per motion than the average template), 5,354 legal standards, and citations to over 25,000 cases (approximately 13x more citations per issue than the leading treatise treatment coverage).

Attorneys can try Compose for free by requesting an account at Law firms that are interested in access to Compose can reach out to for more information.


About Casetext:

Casetext is a legal technology company that automates critical elements of legal practice in order to empower attorneys to provide consistently high-quality and cost-effective representation. In 2016, Casetext released its comprehensive legal research platform — now used by over 7,000 U.S. law firms — which leverages A.I. technology to automate much of legal research. In 2020, Casetext made the next big leap in litigation automation with Compose: first-of-its-kind technology that automates critical, substantive elements of litigation.


Hannah Doherty

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