Today's legal environment is fast-paced and leaves little room for errors. High-quality legal research requires time, effort, and dedication, and any errors caused due to wrong research practices can lead to drastic mistakes in trials or other courtroom activities. Most legal firms, practicing legal professionals, and other legal representatives, are already hard-pressed for time, and therefore do not have the time for detailed legal research.
Flatworld's legal researchers and attorneys have more than 10 years of experience in secondary source research while fulfilling all our client requirements even in the face of tough deadlines. Our legal research capabilities outshine those of our competitors, and we leverage databases such as Westlaw and LexisNexis to carry out secondary research for cases, statutes, and multiple legal stipulations.
Secondary Source Research Services We Offer
At FWS, our highly efficient team of paralegals, legal researchers, and attorneys originate from multiple backgrounds while imparting their rich experience for high-quality secondary source legal research. We proficiently sift through thousands of multiple data streams using our access to prevalent research tools, while also consistently remaining appraised of the latest changes in country laws and byelaws. Our detail-oriented approach secondary source research services have ensured our clients are always coming back to us for their requirements. Our services include -
Secondary Sources We Leverage for Legal Research
As your secondary source research service provider, we understand how important legal research is for your court or other legal proceedings. Our well-honed process includes starting from secondary sources such as treatises or law review articles, allowing us to find primary legal sources such as case citations or statutory references.
Thereafter, we move to secondary materials, finding repeat cases and references to strengthen your case. By finding additional references we can reinforce the importance of citations in your case. Some of the sources we leverage include -
The Legal encyclopaedias we refer to contain brief summaries on a variety of legal topics. They also provide introductions to other legal topics and citations to relevant primary law which are available. They also help us provide citations to relevant major law review articles. The two major national encyclopaedias we leverage in the US are -
- American Jurisprudence 2d (AmJur)
- Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS)
American Law Reports
American Law Reports or ALR contain a variety of in-depth articles on extremely narrow legal topics allowing us to find significant annotations, provide proper background, legal analysis, and citations for relevant cases, statutes, etc. We can access ALR through -
- ALR on Lexis
- ALR on Westlaw
When you choose us as your secondary source research service providing company, we go above and beyond to go through multiple Treatises, which are books on legal topics, to provide the relevant explanation, analysis, and legal tips for your primary sources. We have access to treatises which range from single volumes to extensively detailed multi-volume sets.
When you outsource secondary source research services to us, we scour through law reviews and journals which provide additional depth and allow us to analyse and accurately critique a wide number of different legal topics. Since law journals contain both lengthy articles and smaller essays accompanied by comments, notes, or other developments in the law written by students, it becomes easier for us to find accurate references.
Restatements are extremely useful distillations of common law. Most restatement are prepared by the American Law Institute (ALI) which consists of eminent judges, professors, and experienced lawyers. Restatements are extremely valuable in the way they restate existing common law into a series of rules.
Restatements cover broad topics, including property and criminal law. While they are not considered to be primary law, we believe it is our primary role as a secondary source research service providing company to go through heavily cited restatements such as Restatement of Contracts and Restatement of Torts to find exactly what our clients need.
We refer to hundreds of legal periodicals which provide us with detailed discussions of narrow areas of the law and legal issues. Referring to articles in legal periodicals allow us to have a more practical approach towards secondary source research, explaining legal citations and footnotes with ease. Some of the periodicals we fall back on the most include LegalTrac and Index to legal periodicals.
Secondary Source Research Process We Follow
Our research is practical as well as timely for clients from US, UK, Australia, and various other countries. We have teams specializing and American and European law, ensuring all your requirements are met under one roof. Our process for outsource secondary source research services include the following steps -
01. Initial Contact
Our clients get in touch with us with their requirement and provide the details of the parties involved in litigation. During this phase we receive a general brief of the case and get ready to go to the next phase.
02. Checking Conflict
We need to check for any conflicts between parties involved in the case, and where primary sources of legal research are coming from in order to ensure a fair trial and litigation procedure.
03. Project Initiation
We receive further details about the case on hand, complete with inventory and copies of documentation which are essential to the trial on hand. The scope of work is also defined, and deadlines drawn out. We also sign any respective contracts which might be required from the client's end before we begin with the research process.
04. Information Exchange and Discovery
We coordinate with the client's team to share all research which comes up while accepting further details as the case evolves. Information on new issues and legal precedents are also shared by our team with the client.
05. First Draft
Our team of legal scholars and researchers share the first draft of the pleading, motion, or memorandum depending on your requirement for the client to review.
06. Final Draft with Additions and Corrections
We then send the complete draft after incorporating any and all changes requested by you.
Other Services You Can Benefit From
Why Outsource Secondary Source Research Services to Flatworld Solutions?
With access to the latest legal research software and a team of experienced researchers, our secondary source research services are the best you can get on either side of the Atlantic. By partnering with us, you can benefit from the following -
We provide our legal research services at costs which can meet the cheapest in the business, without sacrificing on quality and overall research throughput. Our custom plans suit your needs, without having to resort to multiple negotiation meetings.
Our teams consist of top-notch lawyers, legal researchers, and enthusiastic paralegals who can deliver a comprehensive brief containing accurate results that are appreciated by our client's time after time.
Top-notch law firms regularly outsource their work to us based on word-of-mouth and our ability to deliver even under the most gruelling deadlines. Our critical research methods and independent thinking set us apart from our peers.
Swift Turnaround Times
Working with us not only expands your internal bandwidth, but also ensure reduced TATs for all your projects. We have multiple teams working on multiple requirements for the same clients, while ensuring complete homogeneity.
Privacy and Confidentiality
We understand how important data privacy measures are for you, and we ensure our clients can trust us with their legal data in any form. We have the latest data security protocols in place and sign strict NDAs before proceeding ahead with a project to ensure complete client satisfaction.
We make use of the latest legal software to ensure secondary research proceeds at a pace which suits your requirements. We leverage LexisNexis, Westlaw, and other such software for your benefit.
Our operations run round the clock and are manned by competent teams of professionals who work on your project tirelessly. With multiple shift timings, we ensure work proceeds at a rapid pace, without dulling the mind of the researchers working on it by giving them adequate break times.
As your chosen secondary source research service providing company, we know how important every hour of the day is for an important trial. By taking care of all your secondary research needs, we ensure you get adequate time to focus on the essentials.
Single Point Solutions
We build long term relationships with our clients with the help of our extensive range of legal solutions. Over the years, we have added several ancillary services for our client requirements which ensure you can receive support for all your requirements under one roof. This means better cost savings and better services with single point of contacts for most of your needs.
Client Success Stories
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Outsource Secondary Source Research Services to Flatworld Solutions
When you choose us as your secondary source research service provider, you choose to believe in our ability to clearly deliver on your requirements while helping you march forward with successful trials under your belt. Whether your legal process outsourcing requirement is for property or criminal law, we ensure it's met with our signature professionalism.
To know more about our offerings, contact us now!