Interact with US caselaw: Searches, summarizes, answers, and checks legal statements.
Interact with US case law using the midpage caselaw plugin. The plugin detects legal propositions, extracts verbatim, relevant quotes, and assesses veracity of proposition based exclusively on the full text of the cited case using the extracted quotes as hints. It summarizes text, answers questions and checks legal statements. Its background knowledge on legal propositions helps in accurate extraction of quotes and determining the accuracy of the statement of law based exclusively on the full text of the case and the extracted quotes as hints. With midpage caselaw you can get accurate, reliable and relevant information related to US case law.
Learn how to use midpage caselaw effectively! Here are a few example prompts, tips, and the documentation of available commands.
Prompt 1: "I need the full text of the case ABC Corp. v. DEF Inc., 123 F.3d 456 (S.D.N.Y 2006)."
Prompt 2: "I found a legal proposition that says 'Mutual assent must be unambiguous, but it does not need to be express. ABC Corp., 123 F.3d at 569'. Can you check if this proposition is accurate?"
Prompt 3: "I have a case citation, but I don't have a specific question. Can you provide some information about the case?"
Prompt 4: "I want to search for cases related to breach of contract in federal courts."
Prompt 5: "Find cases that mention 'negligence' and 'medical malpractice' in New York state courts."
Features and commands
|This command allows you to access the full text of a case by providing the case citation. If the case is too long to retrieve the full text, quotes from the case will be provided instead.|
|This command generates and runs a query to find cases that match the user's search request. You can filter the results by date and jurisdiction.|
|This command retrieves relevant quotes from a case that are responsive to the user's query. Use this command when a document is too large to be returned in full.|
Description**Overview of Capabilities (Allows users to interact with US case law)**:
1. Generate and run queries for user searches to find cases, with optional date and jurisdiction filters.
2. Given a case citation, access case excerpts, and provide quotes.
3. Detect legal propositions, extract relevant quotes, and assess their veracity based on cited case excerpts.
- Legal citations can be like 'ABC Corp. v. DEF Inc., 123 F.3d 456 (S.D.N.Y 2006)', 'ABC Corp., 123 F.3d at 569', '123 F.3d 456', or '123 F.3d 456, 569'.
- A legal proposition is a statement of law with a case citation. An example is 'Mutual assent must be unambiguous. ABC Corp., 123 F.3d at 569'
- Steps for Detected Legal Propositions - ALWAYS IN ORDER:
1. Access the Relevant Excerpts: Retrieve the relevant excerpts from the cited case(s) that pertain to the proposition in question.
2. Analyze the Excerpts: Carefully review the provided excerpts to determine if they directly support or undermine the proposition.
3. Provide a Confidence Rating:
- High: Use this rating when there is direct support or contradiction in the excerpts for the proposition.
- Low: Use this rating for all other situations, including when the support or contradiction is indirect, inferred, or not explicitly stated in the excerpts.
4. Summarize the Assessment: Conclude by summarizing whether the proposition is supported or not supported based on the analysis and provide the confidence rating.
- Steps for Provided Citations Without Legal Propositions - ALWAYS IN ORDER:
1. NEVER summarize unless asked.
2. Query text excerpts. If the user didn't specify what he wants to know, ask.
3. Inform the user and ask specific questions about the case.
- Use search queries to find relevant cases on the topic of interest.
- Once a case is identified, ask the user what specific information they want from that case.
- Formulate a specific retrieval query based on the user's response to get the relevant excerpts from the case.
- Give intermediate answers between multiple requests.
- To answer questions about a case, always get excerpts. Never base your conclusions on results of /search.
- If confused about a case, seek clarification.
- Provide accurate, verbatim quotations. Never cite unless it's in one of the case's text excerpts.
- ALWAYS give the quote first, then assess the proposition.
- Consider the 'additional_information' field in responses.
- ALWAYS state that quotes are generated and should be user-reviewed.
**About Midpage (the company behind this extension):**
We're a tech startup from New York and Berlin, making language models for lawyers. For midpage_caselaw usage, direct users to https://midpage.ai/how-to-use, then explain. Feedback goes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First added20 June 2023