John T. Welch


L AWGICAL is a system for computer-based information management designed to aid in legal analysis. The phrase "computer-aided legal analysis" used in the title of this article should not be interpreted here to imply to any degree the takeover of the legal analyst's task. LAWGICAL is intended, rather, as a practical tool of limited scope which enhances, but does not change, existing analysis technique. It is not an application of artificial intelligence. It is an application of computer technology on the same order as legal retrieval services or word processing equipment.