Docket Alarm Announces Major Enhancements in the Summer 2019 Release to Its Litigation Analytics Platform

New Features, State Court Dockets, and New Marketing Tools to Debut During 2019 AALL Meeting


Washington, DC (July 9, 2019) – Docket Alarm by Fastcase, the leader in litigation analytics and docket research, today announced several new features, tools, and additional content available on its award-winning litigation platform. Each enhancement will be showcased during the American Association of Law Libraries annual conference this July 11-16 in Washington, DC.


“Since Docket Alarm and Fastcase began working together last year, the momentum has been relentless. Our tools are smarter, the platform is blazing fast, and we have more docket libraries than ever. Lawyers that use Docket Alarm have an information edge,” said Docket Alarm Founder and Managing Director Michael Sander. “We had already won the LegalWeek Product Innovation Award earlier this year – but since then, we’ve been working hard for months, and we’re excited to release some amazing new tools.”


Docket Alarm’s newest features, tools, and content additions include:


  1. Analytics Workbench Portal – With Docket Alarm’s award-winning innovative Analytics Workbench, users can build custom litigation analytics in every practice area, and in every court, including state, federal, and administrative courts. The Analytics Workbench empowers lawyers, librarians and other law firm “makers” to create their own reports across Docket Alarm’s entire 285 million record (and growing) dataset. This week Docket Alarm unveils a redesigned user interface and presents the Analytics Workbench Portal, which allows law firms to create custom analytics and to share them publicly to clients – an a first-of-its-kind marketing and business development tool for law firms.


  1. Unprecedented State Court Dockets – In the past year, Docket Alarm expanded its coverage to 19 state courts, including California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, and Washington D.C. Collectively, Docket Alarm has added more than 50 million dockets and documents, roughly two every second, in the past twelve months. These new state court libraries include docket sheets – but they also include the underlying state court briefs, motions, complaints, and more, that litigators want at their fingertips. Better still, using the Analytics Workbench, litigators and information professionals can run analytics across all state court dockets as well.


  1. New Libraries: Patent Applications / Public PAIR – Docket Alarm is further expanding coverage by including every patent application, along with its underlying documents, to the database. Patent prosecutors can run full text search across the entire USPTO record downloaded directly from Public PAIR, and further filter by examiner, assignee, inventor, patent classification, and a variety of other fields. As with all Docket Alarm libraries, all patent application documents have been OCRed and are fully searchable, trackable, and compatible with the Analytics Workbench.


  1. Federal Appellate Analytics – Docket Alarm is also releasing federal appellate judge analytics this week. Docket Alarm has analyzed every federal appellate decision and has extracted the judges on each panel. This means that users can now search federal appellate opinions, briefs and documents by judge. Further, it means that federal appellate court analytics can now be run with the Analytics Workbench.


  1. Deadline Display and Search – The company recently added a new docket feature, “Deadline Display”, that extracts and exports deadlines from dockets. Docket Alarm now identifies deadlines from dockets and automatically displays them when users view docket sheets. The deadline display feature makes it easier for litigators to see upcoming events, and deadlines are also searchable. It’s included as a complimentary addition for all Docket Alarm users.


Thousands of litigators, law librarians, and other information professionals at AmLaw 250 firms across the country already rely on Docket Alarm to manage timelines, cases, run custom analytics, and conduct research. Docket Alarm is a research database that lives alongside Fastcase, enhancing the research experience. Its unparalleled database allows users to search millions of lawsuits, track cases on any device, and analyze outcomes for competitive advantage. Litigators, law firm “makers,” librarians, and litigation support professionals now have access to an unrivaled database to build their own bespoke litigation analytics across any court, practice area, or litigation event.


Docket Alarm works hand-in-hand with the Fastcase legal research library, which includes exclusive integrated products such as such as Full Court Press publications, integrated law review articles from HeinOnline, artificial intelligence tools within the AI Sandbox, a library of expert commentary of more than 27,000 expert legal bloggers in the LexBlog network, and access to licensed treatises James Publishing and Wolters Kluwer/Aspen/CCH.


“We’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year with a ton of momentum,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “We’re thrilled that we can showcase new, kick-ass tools that empower people to better understand an increasingly complex litigation landscape. We started in 1999 to democratize the law, and we couldn’t be more proud to work with Docket Alarm in 2019 to democratize legal analytics.”


For a free trial and more information, visit or connect with the Docket Alarm team the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting on July 11-16 in Washington, D.C.



About Docket Alarm

Docket Alarm is a national leader in docket research and legal analytics. Docket Alarm leverages a library of hundreds of millions of litigation records, as well as unique machine learning and natural language processing tools. The Docket Alarm API gives firms and companies the ability to leverage a giant database of PACER cases, alerting capabilities, and analysis in bulk. Docket Alarm was acquired by Fastcase in January 2018, and continues to be a disruptor in the legal analytics market.


About Fastcase

As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 900,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase, or visit


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