A lot of big-ticket civil rights cases involve a big number of parties.
Lawyers representing those parties need a big database to keep track of who’s involved and what they’re arguing about.
The challenge of keeping track of all the legal issues in a given case is that the legal system is so complex that lawyers are often busy in the middle of their cases and can’t always stay on top of what’s happening in court.
New York law firm Pepper Hamilton has been working on a way to streamline the process for civil rights attorneys in the Big Apple, and it’s one of a number of legal systems that have been experimenting with cloud-based solutions.
The team at Pepper Hamilton’s law firm is now launching a cloud-powered solution called the Civil Rights Data Cloud.
The Civil Rights Cloud is an online service where the civil rights attorney can download their file and have it automatically indexed in a database, and the database will be updated as new cases are filed.
The Civil Rights Civil Rights data has a variety of formats including PDF and text files.
The company is using a “single data point” for the database, which the team at the firm says is a very common practice for civil and criminal law practice.
It’s important to note that the Civil Right Data Cloud doesn’t provide the same level of visibility and transparency that other law firms have, but it does provide access to a database that’s based on legal cases, and that gives lawyers the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the case and to make decisions about the evidence and the evidence-gathering that needs to be done.
The service will be launched in April 2019 and will be available for free.
But the service is currently free to law firms in New York State and California.
Pepper Hamilton is offering up the service to any law firm in New Zealand, with the option of expanding the service as the company continues to build its network.
The big question is whether or not the Civil Freedom Data Cloud will become a model for other states.
At the moment, there are a number jurisdictions that are moving to use the civil data and civil rights data storage tools that Pepper Hamilton provides, but there are also some states that are using the cloud as a model, and Pepper Hamilton says it plans to be expanding that practice.
“This is really just the beginning,” says Jessica Levenson, a partner at Pepper.
“We think we’re doing something really unique here, and I think it’s going to be really helpful to other jurisdictions.”
Levenson says Pepper Hamilton hopes to continue to expand the service, and to provide legal services to more law firms as it expands.