According to Yingling, Analytica Legalis is the first company to quantify jurisprudence and analyze judges’ sentiment by extracting the text from all the opinions published by a judge in the past three years. The company uses AI to detect variables that are associated with types of jurisprudence, as well as sentimental statements.

“We measure the philosophy of the law to which judges and courts subscribe, and we analyze the sentiments judges express in their opinions regarding facts, legal arguments and other factors that are important to the outcome of a case,” Yingling explained.

Analytica Legalis can provide structured, specific feedback on how to improve a legal brief to be more persuasive to a particular judge. Sentiment analysis, Yingling said, comes into play by giving clients access to emotional statements drawn from judges’ opinions, which allows users to make more compelling emotional arguments of their own.

Other software helps litigators make better IQ arguments, but we are helping them make stronger EQ arguments with this part of our technology.

—Luke Yingling

Analytica Legalis will also allow lawyers to research individual judges and their jurisprudence, education and work history. It was a finalist in the American Bar Association TechShow 2022 Startup Alley competition.