Classifying Litigation Documents by Type

Posted: 29 Jan 2021

Date Written: November 6, 2020


Law firms typically have large document repositories of litigation documents. Attorneys often want to locate litigation documents of a particular type, such as a motion to dismiss. Tagging each document with its type makes it much easier to locate a particular document, usually through filtering. Many law firms require their document authors to manually tag documents by type when storing them in a document repository. However, this process is expensive and unreliable. We present a system for automatically classifying litigation documents that can be done behind the customer firewall, in a way that doesn’t require cloud infrastructure or external dependencies.

Suggested Citation

Osgood, Gene, Classifying Litigation Documents by Type (November 6, 2020). Proceedings of the 4th Annual RELX Search Summit, Available at SSRN:

Gene Osgood (Contact Author)

Elsevier ( email )

Radarweg 29
Amsterdam, 1043 NX

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