Parallel Search applies the most cutting-edge natural language processing models, trained on the law, and tailored to the way lawyers search, to help you spend less time searching and find cases traditional search technology would miss.

How Is Parallel Search Different From Keyword Searching?

Traditional search technology matches based on words and synonyms. That only gets you so far in legal research where arguments are based on concepts and analogies. Parallel Search finds results with matching concepts, even if they have none of the same language.

How to Use Parallel Search

There are two ways to access this A.I.-powered technology.

Within the Draft of Your Brief on Compose

You can use Parallel Search to find supporting cases and other authorities for specific sentences in your brief. Type a sentence into the draft of your brief on the Compose platform and then use your cursor to highlight that sentence. A menu of icons will appear above the highlighted sentence. To launch Parallel Search, click on the magnifying glass icon:

This will take you to the Parallel Search section of the Content Panel (on the left side of your screen):

From here, you can see your Parallel Search results for the sentence you typed. When you see a case that supports your statement, click "Add" to add it to your draft. A parenthetical citation will be added to your motion, quoting the yellow highlighted portion of the case you selected.

Content Panel

Click on the "Research" tab in your Content Panel, enter a full sentence in the box provided, then click Search Cases.

As above, when you see a case that supports your statement, click Add to add a parenthetical citation to your draft.

For additional information on how to build a brief in Compose, please see the article, "Can you provide step-by-step instructions for getting started on a Compose motion?"

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