Case Studies

Attorneys across the country are using JusticeText to improve case outcomes. Read about their stories below.

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How Austin Elliott built a digital-first legal practice using JusticeText

"Tools like JusticeText maximize your productivity and allow you to focus on what you’re actually good at, analytical thought, instead of just doing rote transcription.

If I can in 10 minutes get to the heart of an exchange because it’s transcribed, I can do that 10 times faster than someone manually reviewing. Those time savings give me leverage to be more effective and do a better job for my client.”

Austin Elliott, Criminal Defense Attorney
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How Connecticut public defender Stephanie O'Neil used JusticeText to secure a dismissal for her client

"Before using JusticeText, I would literally play the video, stop it, write down what it said, record the time-stamp on a piece of paper, double-check what I wrote, and type in a spreadsheet or Word document.

I think body-cams help everyone involved. It helps the state show what their case is like; it helps me tell my client about the strength of their case. It keeps everyone accountable, and this tool is going to be invaluable when you know you have an evidentiary hearing or are going to be on trial.”

Stephanie O'Neil, Public Defender
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How New York City attorney Joe Heinzmann saved 15+ hours reviewing video discovery on a single case by using JusticeText

"JusticeText has saved me more than 15 hours on my current case alone, and I’m generally working on 15-20 cases at a time. The savings add up very quickly.

All of the calls I've uploaded to JusticeText offer some value, regardless of the accuracy level. When you have a large volume of material, being able to immediately look at a transcript and then cast it aside becuase the video isn't relevant to the case saves a lot of time."

Joe Heinzmann, Criminal Defense Attorney
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How a Chapel Hill attorney uses JusticeText to transcribe police interrogations in high-level criminal cases

"I'm usually adapting a tool met broadly for law firms with lots of money or the police department or the prosecutor. It's really nice to have an organization that is specifically looking at what helps us as defense attorneys for indigent defendants. 

When you consider the course of an entire case, JusticeText minimizes the time I need to spend going back through videos and transcripts. The software does a really good job of capturing the content of the videos. In fact, I’ll often grab quotes from the transcripts to put into motions that I’m preparing."

Kellie Mannette, Criminal Defense Attorney
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How JusticeText helped a Minnesota defense investigator transcribe body-worn camera footage and ensure better outcomes for her clients

Time is of the essence in our job. If I spend too much time doing one thing, then somebody else somewhere along the line isn’t getting the help that they need.

The program was super helpful for me to make notes every time something caught my eye that I wanted to jump back into or make a clip of. I know this is going to be extremely helpful for trial prep coming up for a homicide we have where there are endless bodycams and witness statements.”

Hayley Albright, Investigator
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How former Lincoln County District Attorney Jonathan Cable uses JusticeText to produce low-cost video transcripts for trial

“When I started 20 years ago, it was rare that you had any kind of recording. Maybe in a drug case, you would have a little tape recorder or something. But now, [there’s] the volume of body cameras and videos, which are great on one hand because people can’t lie about what happened. But it’s so much, even in a minor case, to watch, to review. It makes our jobs kind of difficult.

I had a case right before your program came out [that] I spent probably three or four days over the course of a couple of weeks just transcribing. To save that amount of time is amazing."

Jonathan Cable, Defense Attorney