Legal intelligence refers to legal practitioners’ need to view and analyze large volumes of data from a variety of sources in the course of performing their work. Lawyers and other legal support staff must review a range of unstructured data such as documents, transcripts, audio recordings and others. It is often difficult to integrate this analysis with structured data such as financial transaction records and spreadsheets that could enable, for example, an analysis of stock sales against emails, faxes or phone calls in order to determine a pattern.

Modern data intelligence software tools allow the analysis of all data related to a given case in a single place. These provide search capabilities across the broad range of document types (by using document types and tags) as well as information drawn from the internet and published government data. This enables users to perform a search across the entire repository of relevant information about a case to find salient points, create connections, gain insights and produce reports to disseminate what they have found.