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31 May 2013, 8:35 pm by legalinformatics
Daniel Lewis, JD, and Nik Reed, JD, MS, both of Ravel Law, have posted Six Goals for Public Access to Case Law, at VoxPopuLII. The post describes the online publication of U.S. federal court decisions on the U.S. Government Printing Office’s FDsys platform, and recommends ways to improve FDsys‘s publishing practices. HT @ravellaw Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: "Digital law publishing", Bulk access to court decisions, Bulk access to judicial decisions, Bulk access to legal data, Bulk… [read post]
14 Jul 2012, 12:15 pm by legalinformatics
Several legal informatics or legal communication papers or presentations have been given at ILEC 5: The 2012 International Legal Ethics Conference, held 12-14 July 2012 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The Twitter hashtags for the conference were: #ilec2012 #ilec5 #ilecv Here are archived Twitter tweets from the conference, in .csv format: Archived Tweets with hashtag #ILEC2012 Archived Tweets with hashtag #ilec5 Archived Tweets with hashtag #ilecv Click here for the conference program. Topics… [read post]
20 Feb 2011, 9:03 pm by Editor
Give peace a chance; read Blawg Review #299. Jennifer Lubinski hosts Blawg Review this week, marking the anniversary of the design of the peace symbol created to promote nuclear disarmament. [read post]
5 Aug 2010, 8:31 am by legalinformatics
Laura K. Abel, Esq., of The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, has posted Evidence-Based Access to Justice, forthcoming in The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change. Here is the abstract: An evidence-based approach is notably absent from the many efforts to expand access to the justice system for civil litigants, and there is no generally accepted metric for evaluating which access to justice tool works when. This article proposes the use of… [read post]
28 Nov 2012, 5:28 pm by legalinformatics
Marc van Opijnen of the The Netherlands Council for the Judiciary (Raad Voor de Rechtspraak) has posted the full text of his paper entitled The European Legal Semantic Web: Completed Building Blocks and Future Work, given last week at Journées européennes d’informatique 2012 = European Legal e-Access Conference. Here is the abstract: If constructed properly the European legal semantic web will improve access to legal information, stimulate innovative applications and legal services, and… [read post]
7 Mar 2014, 12:50 am by legalinformatics
A conference on the topic, Disruptive Innovation in the Market for Legal Services, was held at Harvard Law School, 6 March 2014. Video of the conference will be posted shortly at the conference Website. Click here for the conference program. The Twitter hashtag for the event was #PLP_Disrupt Click here for a storify of Twitter tweets from the event. Click here for archived tweets from the event, in .csv format. Topics of sessions included: The Nature of Disruptive Innovation in Professional… [read post]
24 May 2012, 11:34 am by legalinformatics
Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded has posted Answering Legal Questions with Google, at The State Decoded. In this post, Mr. Jaquith describes the search engine traffic of Virginia Decoded, the first implementation of The State Decoded open legislative data platform. Key findings include: the distribution of search queries is “very flat,” with more than 95% of queries having been “used just 1 time” “Many of these search terms are extremely specific” Problem… [read post]
14 Jul 2010, 11:13 am by legalinformatics
The transcript and the slides are available for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)‘s Document Authentication Workshop, held 18 June 2010, at GPO in Washington, DC, USA. The workshop addressed many aspects of the authentication of digital legal information. GPO is the official publisher of many important sources of U.S. federal law, including statutes (United States Code, United States Statutes at Large, and Public and Private Laws), reports of the U.S. Supreme Court (United States Reports),… [read post]
10 May 2010, 12:30 pm by legalinformatics
Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Gordon of Fraunhofer FOKUS and the Universität Potsdam Institute of Computer Science and Professor Douglas Walton of the University of Windsor Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric have published Proof Burdens and Standards, in Iyad Rahwan and Guillermo R. Simari, editors, Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence, pages 239-258 (2009). Here is the abstract: This chapter explains the role of proof burdens and standards in argumentation, illustrates them… [read post]
11 Feb 2010, 8:21 pm by legalinformatics
[NOTE: Updated on 15 February 2010 to link directly to the call for papers and to specify the topics.] The Second Boulder Summer Conference on Legal Information: Teaching and Scholarship, will be held 8-10 July 2010, at the University of Colorado School of Law, in Boulder, Colorado, USA. A call for papers for the conference, with submission deadline of 19 March 2010, was distributed on the American Association of Law Libraries’ Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (AALL ALL-SIS)… [read post]
27 Feb 2014, 12:37 am by legalinformatics
The Forum on Legal Evolution was held 26 February 2014 in New York City. According to Ron Friedmann, the event was organized by Professor William Henderson, Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz, and Bruce MacEwen. The Twitter hashtag for the event was #legalevolution Click here for a storify of Twitter tweets from the event. Click here for archived Twitter tweets from the event, in .csv format. Here is a summary of the program, based on the conference Website and Ed Walters’s photo of the… [read post]
21 Nov 2012, 12:30 am by legalinformatics
Journées européennes d’informatique juridique: European Legal e-Access Conference is being held 21-23 November 2012 in Paris. The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #legalaccess2012 Click here for archived Twitter tweets from the conference, in .csv format. Click here for the conference program. Click here for abstracts and slides of some of the presentations. See the comments to this post for links to additional slides and papers from the conference and posts about the conference. [NOTE:… [read post]
24 Mar 2013, 9:40 am by legalinformatics
A call for papers — with submission deadline of 1 May 2013 — has been posted for the workshop, Network Analysis and Law, to be held 14 June 2013 in Rome at ICAIL 2013: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law. Here is an excerpt from the call: This workshop aims to bring together researchers from computational social science, computational legal theory, network science and related disciplines in order to discuss the use and usefulness of network analysis in the legal… [read post]
26 Mar 2014, 2:17 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Zsolt Ződi of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has posted Analysis of Citation Patterns of Hungarian Judicial Decisions: Is Hungarian Legal System Really Converging to Case Laws? Results of a Computer Based Citation Analysis of Hungarian Judicial Decisions. Here is the abstract: It is one of the most popular leitmotif of comparative legal science that civil and common legal systems are converging. The primary consideration behind this is, that the role of “precedents” are… [read post]
6 Mar 2014, 1:50 am by legalinformatics
There will be a live webcast of the conference, Disruptive Innovation in the Market for Legal Services, being held at Harvard Law School, 6 March 2014. The webcast is available, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern on 6 March 2014, at: The Twitter hashtag for the event is #PLP_Disrupt Click here for the conference program. Topics of sessions include: The Nature of Disruptive Innovation in Professional Services The Role of Regulation The… [read post]
19 Apr 2013, 7:44 pm by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Leah Sprain of Colorado State University and Professor Dr. John Gastil of Penn State University have published What Does It Mean to Deliberate? An Interpretative Account of Jurors’ Expressed Deliberative Rules and Premises, Communication Quarterly, 61(2), 151-171 (2013). Here is the abstract: To advance deliberative theory and practice, this study considers the experiences of trial jurors who engaged in deliberation. Conceptualized as a speech event, this article inductively… [read post]
8 Jan 2010, 8:00 pm by legalinformatics
Full text of the program materials are now available from a October 18, 2009 joint continuing legal education program entitled Effectively Assisting Pro Se [Bankruptcy] Filers: A View from the Bench, cosponsored by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the ABA Section of Business Law Business Bankruptcy Committee. The materials contain useful information about legal ethics, legal information, and legal communication issues concerning self-represented debtors in U.S. consumer bankruptcy… [read post]
4 Jul 2012, 12:28 pm by legalinformatics
Thelma Julie of the Judiciary of the Seychelles has posted SeyLII: The freeway to Seychelles Legal Information, at the AfricanLII Blog. In this post, Ms. Julie describes the development of SeyLII: The Seychelles Legal Information Institute, a free-access-to-law service for The Seychelles, which launched in March 2012. The post describes the need of Seychelles’ citizens and legal community for online access to Seychelles legal materials, the role of Kerry Anderson of AfricanLII and Tom Bruce of the… [read post]
7 Apr 2011, 11:52 am by legalinformatics
A call for papers — with abstract submission deadline of 22 May 2011, and full paper submission deadline of 5 June 2011 — has been issued for RuleML 2011 @ BRF: The 5th International Symposium on Linked Rules: Research Based, Industry Focused, to be held 3-5 November 2011, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The symposium is being held in conjunction with BRF 2011: The 2011 Business Rules Forum. Papers are invited on the following topics: “Rules, Semantic Technology, and Cross-Industry… [read post]
10 Jul 2010, 12:16 pm by legalinformatics
Marc Lauritsen, Esq., of Capstone Practice Systems, has published The Lawyer’s Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools (2010). Here is the abstract: This ground-breaking guide introduces lawyers and other professionals to a powerful class of software that supports core aspects of legal work. The author discusses how technologies like practice systems, work product retrieval, document assembly, and interactive checklists help people work smarter. If you are looking to work more effectively,… [read post]