- What does CaseIQTM do ?
With CaseIQTM, one can directly upload a legal document or relevant legal text and within no time our intelligence engine will retrieve all applicable statutes and case laws.
- How should I use CaseIQTM ?
CaseIQTM can be used on any legal document including briefs (yours and opposition), written submissions, judgments, orders, applications, motions, relevant extracts from such legal documents, which may or may not cite any other legal authority (other case laws or statutes). Iteratively improve upon you research by running it through CaseIQTM from time to time and incorporating suggestions.
- Where can I access CaseIQTM on CaseMine ?
CaseIQTM can be accessed from the home page, Research Centre (on bookmarked judgments and documents), and through Intelligent Judgment Search (by ticking results you want to run in CaseIQTM).
- Can keywords be used in CaseIQTM ?
CaseMine has a separate tool for keywords, the Intelligent Judgment Search.
- Is there minimum and maximum word limit for CaseIQTM ?
There is no minimum and maximum word limit for CaseIQTM, although keywords and single sentences are best suited for Intelligent Judgment Search. Very large legal documents might take more processing time.
- What kinds of files can I upload to CaseIQTM ?
MS WORD, PDF (containing searchable text) or plain text files, URL's and you can also paste TEXT, or you can upload a picture of the legal document/ scanned copy and let the in-built Optical character recognition (OCR) module digitalise it. (We understand how hard it is to always have a digital copy of the legal document. However, it must be ensured that the images have good resolution for best results).
- How does CaseIQTM work?
CaseIQTM allows you to obtain highly relevant search results directly from a brief (or other associated legal document), bypassing the need to reformulate case facts into searchable legal propositions. It automatically analyzes the language of your legal document for cited case laws, statutes and legal argument patterns. It then feeds this information into a complex predictive algorithm that leverages the archived intelligence of legal experts who've explored these issues previously to compile a list of highly relevant case laws, thereby highlighting potential missing points of law, or alternative arguments not appraised prior.
Traditional keyword based legal research systems leverage Boolean operators based search to identify relevant case laws. While the ability to upload entire case briefs is a clear differentiator, what actually sets Case IQ apart is its ability to identify and understand the multiple legal propositions that might be involved within the brief, comprehend the underlying question(s) of law involved and provide on-point case laws.
- Legal documents contain many issues and/or exhibits/affidavits/appendii. How would this influence my results ?
CaseIQTM analyses all legal issues present in the uploaded document and how they may intertwine with associated facts. Accordingly, results that are significantly aligned with the uploaded legal document on issues/facts present within it will be recommended first. To explore a particular issue only, one may copy and paste an excerpt containing the issue and run CaseIQTM on it. Alternatively, one may also use a keyword filter to narrow down the results further.
- What is the Maximum Size of a file to be uploaded in CaseIQTM ?
The maximum size of a file to be uploaded in CaseIQTM is 5MB.
- Can multiple files/text excerpts be uploaded in CaseIQTM at the same time ?
Yes, multiple files/ texts can be uploaded in CaseIQTM at the same time, they will be considered as a consolidated document by CaseIQTM when giving recommendations.
- Is the text uploaded on CaseIQTM secure ?
We use 256 bit end to end encryption (same level as your bank). So, it's impossible for a third party to eavesdrop. Nothing is stored on our server, any uploaded document is promptly removed from our server after processing your results
- What does REFINE do and why should I use it?
From the results of CaseIQTM, you may select case laws specific to the legal issue you are researching on and narrow down the search results by using the 'REFINE' feature (available as a tab in green) to explore that particular issue in greater depth by finding case laws similar to the ones selected.
- Can I search within results from CaseIQTM ?
Yes. If you are looking for something specific, narrow down your CaseIQTM research by adding keywords. (Click on the Blue Tab above the results).
- What does CiteTEXTTM do ?
CiteTEXTTM provides the essence of a judgment in the authoritative language of how other courts have interpreted and adopted the case law within it. By providing quick access to differing legally binding interpretations of key language, CiteTEXTTM augments your analysis and makes it possible for you to do a more efficient and definitive search. These excerpts are sorted by Supreme Court and High Court jurisdictions for increased relevance. Further, you can also perform a keyword search within the CiteTEXTTM excerpts to quickly find authoritative language which you can then use to bolster your case.
- How to read CiteTEXTTM within a judgment ?
CiteTEXTTM within a judgment gives you excerpts, which are sorted by Supreme Court and High Court jurisdictions for increased relevance. The top portion of the CiteTEXTTM tab shows a year-wise (frequency-based) graphical representation of the excerpts. A quick glance at this graph can tell you whether this specific case law continues to remain relevant. A declining graph could potentially indicate that newer precedents are being used or that the judgment might have been (partially or completely) overruled. Further, you can also perform a keyword search within the CiteTEXTTM excerpts.
Intelligent Judgment Search
- How do I search for a judgment?
A search can be conducted by typing the keywords in the search box.
- Can I search with a casename or casenumber?
CaseMine provides you the ability to directly enter a casename or citation to view relevant results.
- How do I filter my search?
The search can be narrowed by using the tab on the left, where you can apply various filters.
- How do I clear filters from my search?
All filters can be cleared at once by clicking on the "clear all filter" tab on the left.
- What is search by relevance, cite count and date?
Search by relevance shows the most popular cases, whereas via cite count the most cited cases can be found and date allows you to find the most recent cases.
- What are the advanced options for researching a case?
You can use keywords, title, citation, proximity or phrase to get relevant search results. To understand specific usage, you may click on the question mark icon in the search bar.
- How do I view the acts within the judgments?
When you open a judgment to read it, you can view the acts in the info section on the right.
- If I want to read an Act, how will I find it?
To find an Act you can type the name of the Act of a keywrod related to the Act in the search bar. You can then click on acts beside judgments to view the act.
Search Alert E-mails
- Are there alerts for some new cases?(alerts)
Yes. You receive alerts for a new case that is similar to your case.
- while searching a judement, what does the alerts function do?
The alerts function provides you email alerts of any similar cases in future. You need to add an alert for the case and you'll receive alerts.
- What keywords should I enter?
Search for a concept by entering a natural language search query.
Full Judgment Texts
- How do I directly print a judgment?
A judgment can be printed by clicking on the "PDF" option give at the top of the judgment.
Judgment Citation Graph
- What is the graph feature?
The graph features maps linkages between case laws. So you won't miss out on any relationships between case laws.
- Why is there a color difference in the visualisation graphs?
The color yellow signifies the Supreme Court cases where as the gray color is for all other courts.
Judgment Citation Links
- How would I find the most cited judgment?
The most cited cases can be found by simply clicking on 'Cite Count' on the right side of the webpage.
- What does cites to imply?
Cites to tells the number of judgments referred to by the given judgment.
- How to get only the most relevant results while looking for cited to for a judgment?
To get the only the required results, you can use the keyword filter. It then displays only the most relevant cases instead of the long list.
- How do I add an annotation?
An annotation can be added by simply selecting the desired content.
- Is annotations feature similar to the bookmarks feature?
No. Both are different features. Annotations refers to judgment text
- What is the difference in annotations and bookmarks? (bookmarks & annotations)
The annotations feature can be used to highlight an important sentence or a line for future reference and can be saved by a name given to it, whereas a bookmark is put to a complete judgment that you would like to read in future. A bookmark can be done simply by clicking on the bookmark icon on the top of the judgment.
- How can I search using a previously used annotation? (annotation)
To search using an annotation, you just have to copy the annotation in the search bar on the top and search.
Case Related Features
- What is case management?
Case management helps you in keeping all the case related details in a structured manner on your dashboard. You can see the history, recommendations etc for a case with the help of case management.
- After login to Casemine, where do I find case management?
After you login to casemine, you can click on the research center tab on the top right corner of the casemine home page.
- Can the case list be edited once added? (CM)
Yes the case list can be edited. Just select the case to be edited and click on the case home tab. You will find an edit option on the left corner below the case description.
- Does it provide recommendations for a blog? (recommendation)
A blog is a presentation of personal views. You may read the blog you like. So recommendations are not required.
- How do I select a case or a topic once I have saved it? (CM)
You can select a case or a topic by clicking at it in the list on the left.
- How can I undo a bookmark?
A bookmark can be removed by clicking on the trash icon that appears in front of the saved bookmark.
Case Research History
- How do I view a saved judgment?
A saved judgment can be viewed from the hompage by clicking on the "Bookmarks" tab.
- Does the research history have entire judgments or just the linkage to that? (research history)
The research history shows a list of all the research done by you. You can access any of them by simply clicking on it.
- How do I clear irrelevant research history for a case and have a new research history? (research history)
Our feedback has indicated that users would like to track their entire thought process. However, we are always open to feedback.
Case Alert Emails
- What is the alerts feature in judgments?
The alerts feature in judgments is used to give alerts related to a similar judgment.
- How do the alerts function? (alerts)
The alert function provides keeps you updated about any new judgment which may have a bearing on your case.
- Do we get alerts for the saved case list and the topics only? (alerts)
Yes. You get alerts relating to the saved case and topics only.
- How many documents can be uploaded for a case? (documents)
You can upload as many documents as required.
- What is the difference between the features 'add new' and 'upload document'? (document)
'Upload document' is used to upload an already existing document on your computer whereas 'add new' is used to form a new document and save it.
- Can a document be removed after uploading? (document)
Yes. A document can be removed by clicking the trash icon available in front of the document under the documents tab.
- How do I add a new document? (document)
To add a new document, just click on 'add new' in the documents tab. This will open a blank document where you can create a new document and save it.
- Can the uploaded document be shared with a non user of casemine? (doc)
Yes, the document can be shared with any registered email id.
- Can I share a bookmarked judgment? (Bookmark)
You can share the referral link of the judgment
- Can alerts on a case be shared with the team? (alerts)
On account of user concerns about email deluge, alerts currently cater to individual requirements
- What to do if forgot my password used to share a file? (CM- shared list)
You can share the document again with a new password.
- Can I undo a shared document? (document)
A document is shared on email id of the person. So it is not possible to take it back. So while sharing, it is always recommended to share with only the most trusted and relevant people.
- What does Task management do?
Task management gives reminders of any case related task that is incomplete and also marks the status. It reminds via email.
- How does task managemenat mark a task complete?
Once the task has been completed, you can mark the task complete by clicking on the icon below status.
- For how long does task management give reminders?
It reminds you untill you have marked the task as completed.