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27 Jan 2010, 3:09 pm by legalinformatics
Videos are now available for all of the workshop panels and the Law.gov panel from Open Government: Defining, Designing, and Sustaining Transparency (POGW), a workshop held 21-22 January 2010 at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). Click here for a summary of the legal-information-related discussion at the workshop. Posted in Applications, Articles and papers, Conference papers, Conference proceedings, Technology developments, Technology tools Tagged: AustLII,… [read post]
8 Dec 2011, 5:45 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
What's new in Rhode Island Divorce proceedings? Initial Rhode Island divorce packets must now be typed. No, this is not a joke. At first I thought it was a bit extreme because it seemingly limits access to those filing for divorce to those who have a word processor, a typewriter or know how to use one or the other. So why might this be? Who writes out their initial divorce packets anyway? Almost no attorneys do that. It would seem then that this new requirement is directed at those people who try to… [read post]
8 Feb 2012, 9:00 pm by BGrimm
Do you think it is a good idea to appoint a committee or do research in the world wide web so you can write your own CC&Rs? Think again. It can be hard to explain – why it costs more for an attorney to use your rewrites as a base document rather than create their own templates when updating and restating governing documents. But try to think about it this way: If you have a handyman build a house without regard to architectural or construction standards, someone who gets their plans from internet… [read post]
14 Jan 2012, 8:15 am by legalinformatics
A call for participation — with registration deadline of 30 January 2012 — has been issued for the First Shared Task on Dependency Parsing of Legal Texts, part of SPLeT 2012: The “Semantic Processing of Legal Texts” Workshop, to be held 27 May 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey. (SPLeT 2012 is being held in conjunction with LREC-2012: The Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation.) According to the call: [T]he goal of the shared task at SPLeT 2012 is to provide common and… [read post]
3 Aug 2010, 2:33 pm by legalinformatics
Teresa Gonçalves and Professor Paulo Quaresma, both of Universidade de Évora Departamento de Informática, have published Multilingual Text Classification Through Combination of Monolingual Classifiers, in LOAIT 2010: Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques, European University Institute, Fiesole, Florence, Italy, July 7th, 2010, at 29-38 (Enrico Francesconi, Simonetta Montemagni, Piercarlo Rossi, and Daniela Tiscornia eds., 2010). Here is the… [read post]
21 May 2010, 8:06 pm by legalinformatics
Christopher Dozier and colleagues, all of Thomson Reuters Research and Development, have published Named Entity Recognition and Resolution in Legal Text, in Semantic Processing of Legal Texts: Where the Language of Law Meets the Law of Language 27-43 (Enrico Francesconi et al. eds., 2010). (Click here for a description of the print version of the book.) Here is the abstract of the paper: Named entities in text are persons, places, companies, etc. that are explicitly mentioned in text using proper… [read post]
18 Jun 2011, 10:55 pm by legalinformatics
Timothy B. Lee of the Princeton University Department of Computer Science and Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) has posted What Gets Redacted in Pacer?, on the CITP’s blog, Freedom to Tinker. In this post, Mr. Lee reports on research respecting documents from the U.S. federal courts’ PACER database. Using customized software, Mr. Lee — using a non-random sample of 1.8 million PACER documents, of which 11,000 appeared to contain redactions — identifies the types of information… [read post]
10 Dec 2013, 12:03 am by legalinformatics
A Legal Open Document Hackathon will be held 10 December 2013 at CIRSFID, University of Bologna, and also at sites elsewhere in Europe and in Latin America and the U.S. The event is being organized by Professor Dr. Monica Palmirani. Here is a partial description: [...] The hackathon is divided in three groups: (A) AKOMA NTOSO group with the following objectives: 1. To test Akoma Ntoso language respect different set of documents, different countries and levels: - bill of the Senate/Chamber - decree… [read post]
24 Nov 2013, 1:46 pm by legalinformatics
A Legal Open Document Hackathon will be held 10 December 2013 at CIRSFID, University of Bologna, and also at sites elsewhere in Europe and in Latin America and the U.S. The event is being organized by Professor Dr. Monica Palmirani. Here is a partial description: [...] The hackathon is divided in three groups: (A) AKOMA NTOSO group with the following objectives: 1. To test Akoma Ntoso language respect different set of documents, different countries and levels: - bill of the Senate/Chamber - decree… [read post]
13 Jun 2012, 4:58 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
It's one thing not to have enough money to hire a lawyer for representation in your divorce. It's another thing altogether because you simply don't want to pay a lawyer ANY money at all to make sure your divorce is done right. The fact is, that divorce lawyers exist for a reason and serve a valuable purpose. The law is often not all black and white. Yet at times even one word makes a difference. Jacob (not his real name) came to me after he and his wife completed their own divorce by agreement and… [read post]
11 Jun 2010, 2:55 pm by legalinformatics
Michael Lines of the University of Victoria Law Library presented a paper entitled Are Legal Texts Grey Literature? Toward an Understanding of GL that Invites the Preservation of Authentic and Genuine Originals, at GL 11: The Eleventh International Conference on Grey Literature, held 14-15 December 2009 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, USA. Here is the abstract of the paper: Legal, archival and textual-critical concepts help to clarify important elements of the relationships between… [read post]
18 Dec 2013, 5:43 am by Meredith James
As mentioned in our previous post, there is a limited right of public access to approvals documents that are part of an application for an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), or are part of the ECA itself, during an application for leave to appeal that ECA to the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT). In Environment Hamilton Inc. v. Director, Ministry of the Environment, an environmental group sought leave to appeal an ECA issued to Sunrise Metals for oxy-propane metal cutting at their metal… [read post]
13 Jan 2014, 2:19 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Shariq Bashir of National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, has published Estimating retrievability ranks of documents using document features, Neurocomputing 123(10), 216-232 (2014). Here is the abstract: Retrievability is a measure of access that quantifies how easily documents can be found using a retrieval system. Such a measure is of particular interest within the recall oriented retrieval domains such as patent or legal retrieval. This is because if a retrieval… [read post]
23 May 2010, 12:34 pm by legalinformatics
Mírian Bruckschen of Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, and colleagues, will present a paper entitled Named Entity Recognition in the Legal Domain for Ontology Population (for the full text of the paper, click here for the conference proceedings in PDF and scroll down to the page numbered 16) at SPLeT 2010: The 3rd Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts, to be held 23 May 2010 in Malta. The workshop is part of LREC 2010: The 7th International Conference on Language… [read post]
18 Dec 2013, 5:43 am by Meredith James
As mentioned in our previous post, there is a limited right of public access to approvals documents that are part of an application for an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), or are part of the ECA itself, during an application for leave to appeal that ECA to the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT). In Environment Hamilton Inc. v. Director, Ministry of the Environment, an environmental group sought leave to appeal an ECA issued to Sunrise Metals for oxy-propane metal cutting at their metal… [read post]
11 Dec 2013, 5:15 am by Meredith James
Per two of our recent victories at the Environmental Review Tribunal, the public has a limited right of access to approvals documents that are part of an application for an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), or are part of the ECA itself, when seeking leave to appeal that ECA. In Brimley Progress Development Inc. v. Director, Ministry of the Environment, Brimley sought leave to appeal the ECA issued to a paperboard manufacturing plant operated by Atlantic Packaging… [read post]
1 May 2012, 10:33 pm by BGrimm
Lots of times I get asked if the association can save money on the amendment and restatement of governing documents if they do some of the work themselves. Sometimes they ask for “boilerplate” documents. I don’t believe a board or committee is capable of drafting a good set of documents and I do not believe boilerplate documents serve an association well. Why? As to the question about doing the work themselves, very few lay persons have any special training, education, or experience with… [read post]
20 Jan 2010, 2:08 am by Hedge Fund Lawyer
Translating a Disclosure Document to Another Language is Fine NFA Member Firms are required to have their disclosure documents reviewed by the NFA generally before such firms can distribute the documents to potential investors.  One issue which sometimes arises is when the firm (generally either a CTA or CPO) has potential clients/investors who are non-U.S. citizens and do not speak English.  In these cases the question arises as to whether the CTA or CPO can translate their disclosure documents… [read post]
6 Feb 2010, 5:11 pm by legalinformatics
Professor Ronald W. Staudt of the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, has published All the Wild Possibilities: Technology that Attacks Barriers to Access to Justice, forthcoming in Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. Here is the abstract: Predicting how technology will affect the future of the legal profession is difficult and unreliable work. I have made my share of such predictions in the past thirty years, including foretelling the death of the paper casebook in law… [read post]
25 May 2010, 6:47 pm by legalinformatics
M. Saravanan and Professor Balaraman Ravindran, both of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, have published Identification of Rhetorical Roles for Segmentation and Summarization of a Legal Judgment, forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence and Law. Here is the abstract: Legal judgments are complex in nature and hence a brief summary of the judgment, known as a headnote, is generated by experts to enable quick perusal. Headnote generation is… [read post]