Vincent, the legal research assistant from vLex, wins prestigious award

17 November 2021

The LegalTech Breakthrough Awards Program has announced today that Vincent, vLex's AI-powered legal research assistant, has been selected as the 2021 winner of the Virtual Legal Assistant of the Year award. Read the official press release from LegalTech BreakThrough below, or visit the vLex website to learn more.

Vincent by vLex Winner of “Virtual Legal Assistant Solution of the Year” in 2021 LegalTech Breakthrough Awards Program

LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2021 — LegalTech Breakthrough, a leading, independent market intelligence organization that evaluates and recognizes standout legal technology companies, products and services around the globe, today announced it has selected online legal publishing house, vLex, as the winner of the “Virtual Legal Assistant Solution of the Year” award in the second annual LegalTech Breakthrough Awards.

Vincent, created by vLex, is a groundbreaking legal research and eDiscovery assistant. Vincent’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface enables researchers to start with any relevant document, whether it’s a case, a skeleton argument, published, or written in-house. Users can also type, or copy and paste, relevant information into Vincent’s text box as a starting point. Vincent combines human search behavior with machine speed and is able to read documents in seconds in order to identify the relevant content, such as citations, key phrases and party names. Vincent then returns a unique set of highly relevant search results, saving hours of work.

Vincent is able to recognize legal documents from over 32 countries, in both English and Spanish. Vincent’s custom machine learning algorithms connect it to one of the world’s largest collections of legal information — over 120 million documents from 100 countries on the vLex legal research platform. This allows Vincent to return authoritative sources and find material such as international legislation, unique collections of case law, regulations, practical law, news, forms and contracts, books, journals, and more.

Vincent doesn’t only recommend documents that have been cited in the source documents, but also any documents that are semantically similar or rely heavily on the same sources. Researchers can also direct Vincent by pinpointing what type of connections are most relevant to their work, further improving their results.

We are incredibly pleased to receive this award from LegalTech Breakthrough. This award belongs to our team of over 200 lawyers, engineers and editorial experts who continually strive to deliver up-to-date legal information and industry-leading AI-powered legal tech,” said Lluis Faus, co-founder & CEO at vLex. “We value all our customers worldwide. For smaller firms, in particular, we feel Vincent will be a great equalizer, enabling them to tap into technology previously only available to the very largest firms in the country.

The complex AI foundation of Vincent is presented in an easy-to-use interface, making eDiscovery more accessible, productive, and helping to reduce the risk of missing important documents.

The mission of the annual LegalTech Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry’s most comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the top technology companies, solutions and products in the legal technology industry today. This year’s program attracted more than 1,300 nominations from over 12 different countries throughout the world.

Legal eDiscovery is challenging. There are tens of thousands of sources of information out there, and millions of cases and articles. However, a legal practitioner can only afford to invest a finite number of hours on a single case or project,” said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director of LegalTech Breakthrough Awards. “In a world where legal information is growing exponentially, Vincent provides an advantageous starting point for any research and ensures that legal practitioners are saving time, while also increasing their search and discovery capabilities. Congratulations to vLex on winning ‘Virtual Legal Assistant Solution of the Year.’”

**About vLex **vLex provides access to a comprehensive collection of legal information from over 130 jurisdictions. Founded over 20 years ago, vLex provides a first-class and comprehensive service for thousands of lawyers, law firms, government departments, and law schools around the world. vLex acquired Justis Publishing in March 2019, and have integrated their content and features into the flagship vLex Justis platform. Vincent was designed and developed by vLex.

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