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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]
4 Apr 2013, 12:48 am by legalinformatics
Twitter tweets from LexThink.1 2013 lightning talks about innovation in legal technology and law practice, held 3 April 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, are now archived in .csv format. The Twitter hashtag for the event was #lexthink Click here for the event’s program. Click here for the event’s Website. Filed under: Applications, Conference resources, Presentations, Tweet archives Tagged: #lexthink, Big data and law practice technology, Big data and legal information systems, Big data and… [read post]
5 Jun 2012, 8:24 pm by legalinformatics
I’ll be presenting a paper entitled Legal Narrative in the Citizens’ Panel: Identifying Theories to Explain Storytelling in a Small Group Deliberation about Ballot Initiatives, at NCA 2012: The 98th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, to be held 15-18 November 2012, in Orlando, Florida, USA. The paper has been accepted by the NCA Communication and Law Division. Here is the abstract: In this paper, three well-known scientific theories of legal narrative are… [read post]
28 Dec 2012, 12:54 pm by legalinformatics
Tim Stanley of Justia has started a new Free Law discussion group on Google+. Recent topics have included Courtney Minick’s post about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to begin self-publishing its opinions online. Filed under: Applications, Discussion groups Tagged: Courtney Minick, Free access to law, Free law, Free Law community, Free Law discussion group, Free Law Google+ community, Google+ and legal informatics discussion groups, Google+ and legal information systems,… [read post]
24 Feb 2013, 3:32 pm by legalinformatics
Kelly Lynn Anders, JD has published Ethical Exits: When Lawyers and Judges Must Sever Ties on Social Media, Charleston Law Review, Vol. 7, 187-205 (2012-2013). Here is the abstract: This article addresses the very recent trend of requiring lawyers and judges to sever ties on social media, the professional implications of doing so, relevant rules governing judicial and attorney conduct, and a discussion of “best practices” for lawyers and judges to follow when social media connections… [read post]
1 Sep 2011, 9:46 am by legalinformatics
Courtney Minick, Esq., of Justia has posted Universal Citation for State Codes, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Ms. Minick criticizes traditional U.S. legal citation standards for reinforcing major commercial publishers’ dominant positions in the U.S. legal publishing market, and inhibiting public access to the law. Ms. Minick describes the American Association of Law Libraries’ (AALL’s) Universal Citation… [read post]
17 Jul 2012, 7:23 pm by legalinformatics
Jiayue Zhang and colleagues of the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications School of Information and Communication Engineering have published PRIS at TREC 2011 Legal Track: Discovery Based on Relevant Feedback, in The Twentieth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2011) Proceedings. Here is the abstract: In order to finish the task of TREC 2011 Legal Track, this paper puts forward an experiment method, which combines indri and relevant feedback to evaluate the probability of relevance of every… [read post]
3 May 2010, 1:28 pm by legalinformatics
Elizabeth Marley, of The U.K. House of Commons Library, Indexing and Data Management Section, has published Metadata at the UK Parliament: Use of Controlled Vocabularies and Indexing, 10 Legal Information Management 1-3 (no. 1) (2010). Here is the abstract: Elizabeth Marley describes the addition of subject and other indexing metadata at the UK Parliament, contributing to the internal databases and to services to the public on the Parliamentary website, and the operation of the thesauri and… [read post]
23 May 2010, 1:25 pm by legalinformatics
Professor Enrico Francesconi of Università degli Studi di Firenze Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica and ITTIG/CNR will present a paper entitled Legal Rules Learning Based on a Semantic Model for Legislation (for the full text of the paper, click here for the conference proceedings in PDF and scroll down to the page numbered 46) 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… [read post]
27 Jan 2010, 1:08 pm by legalinformatics
A revised discussion draft of The Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act, has been posted at the documents Website of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) Drafting Committee on Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials. The committee’s chair is Michele L. Timmons, the Revisor of Statutes for the State of Minnesota, and its reporter is Professor Barbara Bintliff of the University of Colorado School of… [read post]
17 Sep 2009, 11:14 am by Editor
Colin Samuels was going to thank everyone for honoring him with another Blawg Review of the Year Award when someone grabbed the microphone... Hopefully, the ensuing controversy in the blogosphere and the twitterverse will be behind us by the time Colin and Mike take the stage for Blawg Review #230, a duet. [read post]
30 Oct 2009, 6:41 am by Editor
RT @infobunny Why does no one call me pumpkin? Blawg Review #236, hosted by Eric Turkewitz, is a real treat. Note to @Geeklawyer and friends, who celebrated Halloween at the #brightonpissup4, "pissed" also means "angry" to a Yank. [read post]
4 Mar 2013, 7:28 pm by legalinformatics
Michael Lissner and Professor Dr. Brian Carver of University of California, Berkeley, have posted CourtListener: Where we are and where we’d like to go, at VoxPopuLII. Here is an excerpt: At CourtListener, we are making a free database of court opinions with the ultimate goal of providing the entire U.S. case-law corpus to the world for free and combining it with cutting-edge search and research tools. We–like most readers of this blog–believe that for justice to truly prevail, the… [read post]
3 Feb 2010, 1:41 pm by legalinformatics
Some papers and online discussion are now available from LILAC 10: the 2010 UK Learning in Law Conference, held January 29-30, 2010, at the University of Warwick School of Law, Warwick, England. HT @SueHouse. Filed under: Conference papers, Conference proceedings Tagged: Learning in Law Conference, Legal communication, Legal education reform, Legal education reform conferences, Legal educational technology, Legal informatics conferences, Legal instructional technology, LILAC, LILAC 10 [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]
9 Feb 2013, 1:05 pm by legalinformatics
Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded, Elmer Masters of CALI, and Eric Mill of Sunlight Foundation yesterday had an interesting conversation on Twitter about appropriate syntax and formats for online legal resources, focusing on Markdown, AsciiDoc, and EPUB. They kindly agreed to let me to make a storify of their discussion, which is now available here. Thanks to Waldo, Elmer, and Eric. Filed under: Discussions, Storify Tagged: AsciiDoc and legal data, AsciiDoc and legal information, AsciiDoc and… [read post]
1 Jul 2010, 6:08 am by legalinformatics
Michael Poulshock, Esq., of Stanford University’s CodeX Center for Computers and Law has posted Rule-Based Legal Information Systems, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In his post, Mr. Poulshock describes Jureeka, his innovative, open software platform for modeling legal rules, and provides an introduction to digital legal information systems that represent and process laws as rules. Mr. Poulshock furnishes examples of notable… [read post]
1 Mar 2010, 3:41 am by Editor
Some people, like the guys in the YouTube video above, take Spring Break seriously. Others, like the hosts of Blawg Review #253, these South Florida Lawyers, not so much. They're anonymous bloggers, and for good reason. It's Florida, after all, and this is Spring Break. Well, it's always Spring Break in South Florida! [read post]
14 Mar 2011, 1:12 pm by Editor
pls clarify if it's Pi Day, or is it Pie Day? Blawg Review #302 has the answer to the question, "What is Pi? Now, does anyone have the answer to that other question that seems always to be on the minds of real lawyers who blog, "Where's my pie?" [read post]
25 Oct 2012, 2:36 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Sushant Sinha of Indian Kanoon has posted Faster and More Relevant Kanoon!, at the Indian Kanoon forums. He writes: A new release of IndianKanoon brings in the following changes: 1. A new tiering function that slims down the top tier and significantly improves the time taken to execute a query. 2. A new ranking function to improve relevance. 3. Improved word matching and abbreviations. A search of “adm jabalpur” will match “additional district magistrate… [read post]