Casemaker4 brings new look, faster searching, expanded functionality
Charlottesville, VA, June 3, 2019 – Casemaker today announced the formal launch of its next generation legal research platform, Casemaker4. Beginning today, all Casemaker subscribers have access to Casemaker4, which features a redesigned user interface and leverages improved search speed and more intuitive site navigation to deliver faster results.
“We are thrilled to announce the release of Casemaker4,” said Sarah Gorman, Chief Operating Officer at Casemaker. “The new platform is informed by several years of user feedback and an extensive betatesting process. The response from the last round of beta was overwhelmingly positive and we are extremely excited to now open up Casemaker4 to our entire subscriber base.”
In creating Casemaker4, the development team was presented with two overarching imperatives:
- On the one hand, improve search speed, modernize the interface to enable more intuitive site navigation, and upgrade design responsiveness to better accommodate mobile devices;
- On the other hand, retain features and design elements that loyal Casemaker users value and trust, and minimize changes with the potential to disorient.“In other words: Make it new, make it better, but avoid change for change’s sake,” said Casemaker Chief Information Officer Dan McCade. “The history of platform re-designs is littered with examples of solutions in search of problems. We were determined to only add features that would matter to ourusers, and to not throw out the baby with the bath water, so to speak.”According to McCade, expanded feature functionality on Casemaker4 includes a new Alerts feature that enables a user to have new developments in areas of interest delivered straight to her in box; an expanded Search Input Box with an Advanced Search option; predictive “Type Ahead” functionality; andthe incorporation of intelligent algorithms to suggest related primary and secondary materials not previously displayed.