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It seemed like a dream to paper-burdened bankruptcy lawyers, this electronic filing stuff for bankruptcy courts. Go paperless! Save only signature pages. Prepare your schedules, have the client make the necessary changes and sign where needed, then prepare the PDF documents, use the /s/ digital signature, and file away. Sure, you keep the original "wet" signature pages. Sure, you scan the images of the package returned by the client containing the handwritten revisions. You end up with a very skinny… [read post]
5 May 2013, 12:38 am by legalinformatics
Several legal informatics presentations are listed in the program for e-Government Konferenz 2013, to be held 11-12 June 2013, in Linz, Austria: Mag Michael Fuchs & Mag Markus Poplari: Aktuelles zum Zentralen Personenstandsregister Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Glatz: Justiz 3.0 Dipl.-Ing. Christian Habernig: ePartizipation in Wien ADir. Thomas Halwachs & Mag Gerhard Köhle: Durchgängiges e-Government zwischen Verwaltung, Wirtschaft und Bürger/innen am Beispiel des Zentralen… [read post]
24 Jul 2012, 6:31 pm by legalinformatics
Professor Susan Nevelow Mart of the University of Colorado Boulder School of Law, and Professor Dr. Jeffrey T. Luftig of the University of Colorado, Boulder, have posted the abstract of a new paper entitled The Case for Curation: The Relevance of Digest and Citator Results in Westlaw and Lexis. Here is the abstract: Humans and machines are both involved in the creation of legal research resources. For legal information retrieval systems, the human-curated finding aid is being overtaken by the… [read post]
22 Jan 2014, 1:24 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Helena Haapio of Lexpert, Ltd, and Stefania Passera of Aalto University presented a Webinar entitled Bringing Design Thinking into Contract Design: Visual Tools for Better Contracting, 14 January 2014. The event was produced by the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM), in its Thought Leadership Webinar series. Slides of the presentation are available in two parts: Part I, by Helena Haapio Part II: Examples and Cases, by Stefania Passera Video of the webinar is… [read post]
2 Jan 2010, 11:55 am by legalinformatics
A call for papers, with submission deadline of 7 February 2010, has been issued for LIT 2010: The 3rd Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology, to be held 4 or 5 May 2010, in Berlin, Germany, in conjunction with BIS 2010: The 13th International Conference on Business Information Systems. Papers are invited on the following topics: “Information extraction & categorization of legal documents Computational models for legal reasoning Information Technology & Dispute… [read post]
28 Aug 2012, 12:58 pm by legalinformatics
Qiang Lu and Jack G. Conrad, both of Thomson Reuters, will present a paper entitled Bringing Order to Legal Documents: An Issue-based Recommendation System via Cluster Association, at KEOD 2012: The 4th International Conferencel on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, to be held 4-7 October 2012 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Here is the abstract: The task of recommending content to professionals (such as attorneys or brokers) differs greatly from the task of recommending news to casual… [read post]
6 Sep 2013, 12:09 am by legalinformatics
A symposium on Legal Open Document and Data will be held 7 September 2013 in Ravenna, Italy, as part of the LEX Summer School 2013. Here is the agenda: Knud Erik Petersen and Søren Broberg: Producing legal information Marianne Sidler: Switzerland COP Project Fabiani Claudio: XML-ization projects into European Parliament Elena F. Candia: Working with Linked Open Data Carlo Marchetti: Strategies and projects of the Italian Senate based on open standards for fostering transparency,… [read post]
23 Sep 2012, 5:56 pm by Richard Granat
The American Bar Association’s eLawyering Task Force has compiled a draft set of best practice guidelines for legal document providers, which can be downloaded here*.   An increasingly popular – and controversial – category of service providers are those that supply customer-specific documents over the Internet, using interactive software and/or human resources, without purporting to be engaged in the practice of law. There are literally hundreds of these legal documents Web sites. More of… [read post]
1 Apr 2014, 10:41 pm by BGrimm
I received an email inquiry today from a board member who says they want to work with me to update their governing documents. They are filled with anticipation and ready to go. They say “Our Board has set up a committee to tackle this project and we hope to engage you to help us on our journey.” Wow, yes, I am ready to go too. I am always happier to have this information well ahead of any email that says (which I also get fairly regularly): “We have had a committee working on the… [read post]
28 Aug 2012, 12:58 pm by legalinformatics
Qiang Lu and Jack G. Conrad , both of Thomson Reuters, will present a paper entitled Bringing Order to Legal Documents: An Issue-based Recommendation System via Cluster Association, at KEOD 2012: The 4th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, to be held 4-7 October 2012 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Here is the abstract: The task of recommending content to professionals (such as attorneys or brokers) differs greatly from the task of recommending news to… [read post]
2 Oct 2013, 3:00 am by Brian Ruthruff and Dodie Edelstein
A law firm’s document management system (DMS) is fundamental. It keeps things working and should make life better. Is yours doing that? Many law firms are using “legacy” systems and don’t realize just how far behind their systems are. Current DMSs come with productivity features — sophisticated searching, email management and mobile access — and are based on folder structures that drive consistency across matters, lawyers, clients and the firm. DMS Ready… [read post]
19 Mar 2014, 2:18 am by legalinformatics
Many proposals concerning legal technology or legal communication have been submitted to the 2014 Knight News Challenge: (If you know of others, please feel free to identify them in the comments to this post) Craig Aaron: TechDefender. Your tech. Your rights. Ellyn Angelotti and Catherine Cameron: Twibel Tracker for Online Defamation Resolution: a communication and education-based remedy for defamation on Twitter Christopher Bavitz et al.: Free Expression and an Open Internet: Tools for Informed… [read post]
4 May 2011, 10:04 am by Accellis Technology Group
This is a quick demonstration of searching for a document in Worldox document management software versus searching for the same document using a Windows file search. At the end of this video, ask yourself what you think your time is worth and calculate the cost.  Share me! [read post]
10 Feb 2013, 11:50 am by legalinformatics
The call for papers and presentation proposals has been issued for LVI 2013: Law via the Internet Conference, to be held 26-27 September 2013 on the Channel Island of Jersey. The conference Website does not seem to state the deadline for submitting papers or proposals. If you know the submission deadline, please feel free to tell us in the comments to this post. Papers are invited on the topics covered by any of the seven tracks in which the conference program is divided: E-Learning: distance,… [read post]
27 Feb 2014, 8:49 am by d4admin
By Tom Groom, VP, Consulting Group, D4 LLC Preparing ESI (Electronically Stored Information) for review and production poses many challenges. One challenge that can be easily avoided is the potential negative ramification of processing ESI in a time zone other than UTC. What is UTC? UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) is the primary time standard by which the world regulates time. Computer servers, email systems, online services and other computer based systems that rely on having a universally… [read post]
27 Mar 2014, 3:00 am by Vivian Manning
Before a new airplane rolls off the production line and is put into service, it undergoes exhaustive inspections until it’s certified as completely airworthy. Even more inspections take place before and after every single flight takes off, for the duration of the plane’s life. The airline industry knows these inspections help eliminate catastrophic air disasters. So when you step on an airplane, you know meticulous inspections have taken place to correct any problems before the wheels… [read post]
27 Mar 2014, 3:00 am by Vivian Manning
Before a new airplane rolls off the production line and is put into service, it undergoes exhaustive inspections until it’s certified as completely airworthy. Even more inspections take place before and after every single flight takes off, for the duration of the plane’s life. The airline industry knows these inspections help eliminate catastrophic air disasters. So when you step on an airplane, you know meticulous inspections have taken place to correct any problems before the wheels… [read post]
2 Jun 2012, 2:53 pm by legalinformatics
Applications are invited for the Akoma Ntoso Developers Workshop to be held 17-18 Sept. 2012, at the University of Bologna’s campus in Ravenna, Italy. Akoma Ntoso is a legal XML standard. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the LEX 2012 Summer School: Managing Legal Resources in the Semantic Web (formerly the Legislative XML Summer School), to be held 10-15 September 2012, in Ravenna. [read post]
27 Feb 2012, 12:58 pm by Christopher Danzig
The Howrey estate is embroiled in the painstaking process of destroying old files or returning them to former clients. There is still a long, long way to go. In today’s Washington Post, we get to see a vivid illustration of the problems involved in putting to rest a massive law firm that bridged the paper and electronic eras. It is also a good cautionary tale for other firms: these documents will not just go away, even if your firm bites the dust… Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on… [read post]
11 Jul 2013, 5:52 am by legalinformatics
Joseph Mornin of the University of California, Berkeley, is developing LaTeX for Lawyers. Here is a description: We’re building free and open source templates for legal documents in the LaTeX markup language. LaTeX is better than proprietary software (like Microsoft Word) because it makes writing more efficient, it creates beautiful documents, and it’s free (as in beer and speech). If you’d like to help, you can join our Google Group or contribute to our planning doc. For more… [read post]