[Note: Please welcome Laurent Wiesel, Principal at Justly Consulting. This article was originally published in LinkedIn. – GL]

Harvey AI bills its platform as providing a suite of products tailored to lawyers and law firms across all practice areas and workflows.

Harvey’s debut product video released on June 28, clocking in at 1:44, plays to a background of Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 11 and no further audio. While light on explanation, the video introduces several features along with some interesting bells and whistles.

Harvey’s features, presented here in the order they appear in the left nav:

1. Client-Matter Number Integration

  • Critical feature for law firm operations
  • Helps enforce client policies and avoid data blending
  • Similar to established platforms like Lexis and Westlaw
  • Potential benefits for billing and ethical wall enforcement
  • Modal alert indicates ability to attach client-matter numbers to individual queries
Assistant feature with prompt loading and “save example”

2. Assistant

  • Offers chat and document Q&A capabilities
  • Currently provides single responses, no interactive chat yet
  • Prompt limit: 100,000 characters, which appears to reduce to 4,000 when even a single documents is added
  • Feature to save and load prompts, separated into Private, Team (collaboration), and Harvey (pre-built) varieties
  • Unexplained “Save Example” feature (briefly visible at the 0:18 mark)
  • Citations in assistant and research responses for quick verification

Continue Reading Let’s Breakdown Harvey.AI’s Video of Features (Guest Post)

[Ed. Note: Please welcome guest blogger, Sam Harden, from vLex. – GL]

I used to watch a lot of Star Trek TNG – every episode it seemed like some super complicated futuristic technology was an instant solution to an intractable problem the crew was facing. Can’t find the cloaked Romulan ship? Modulate the tachyon pulse beam transmorgifier! I didn’t know this at the time, but things like that had become so common in the series that the script writers wouldn’t even bother coming up with the technical jargon when they were writing the script:

“It became the solution to so many plot lines and so many stories,” ST:TNG writer, Ron Moore said. “It was so mechanical that we had science consultants who would just come up with the words for us and we’d just write ‘tech’ in the script. You know, Picard would say ‘Commander La Forge, tech the tech to the warp drive.’

I’m serious.

Some Context:

I’ll come back to this concept of ‘teching the tech’ in a moment, but first let me lay some context. vLex has me doing free consulting sessions with anyone who wants them. So far I’ve done a good number of interviews – all legal professionals, either practicing law or working in the legal sphere in some capacity.
Continue Reading Don’t Obsess Over the Details… Just ‘Tech the Tech!’