Legal intelligence refers to the process of gathering and synthesizing legal information. It is sometimes used to refer to market intelligence about law practices but most often refers to traditional legal information services, such as law libraries, that provide searchable and annotated databases about laws, cases, practices and so on. Today these are combined with powerful new search tools and business intelligence often refers to the use of these technologies to save time and money when searching legal cases.

Another use of the term encompasses a new and more innovative use of search technologies to not only search on legal data but automatically turn that data into insights and other useful information. Systems are being developed that can analyze all the data related to a given case and cross-reference it using AI and other techniques to draw our connections between the data.