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28 Jul 2010, 4:15 pm by legalinformatics
James McMillan of the National Center for State Courts has published Electronic Documents: Benefits and Potential Pitfalls, in Future Trends in State Courts 2010, p. 180-184. The article discusses the costs and benefits of “paper-on-demand” (POD) electronic document management systems for courts; proprietary versus open standards; word processing formats; PDF; other image-based formats; XML; and NIEM, the National Information Exchange Model, an important XML interchange standard for U.S.… [read post]
19 Dec 2013, 9:13 pm by legalinformatics
Zhuozhen Duan, LL.M., of the University of Hull has published The rise of the internet and its impact on the openness of the justice system in mainland China: improvements and limitations, Journal of Open Access to Law, 1(1) (2013). Here is the abstract: The justice system of mainland China is characterised by secrecy to some extent, although it has been gradually reduced. The widespread availability and usage of the internet has brought a dramatic information flow in mainland China, which could be… [read post]
28 Dec 2012, 12:13 pm by legalinformatics
Elmer Masters, JD, MLS, of CALI, has posted Hackthelaw: Piratebox meets Free Law, at his blog, <CONTENT /> v.5. Here is an excerpt: The hackthelaw box is an open, anonymous network stocked with primary and secondary legal materials that are freely available for download. People can connect to the network and download any of the materials as well as chat with others connected to the network. All this is in a closed network space separate from the Internet. I can easily imagine setting this up… [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]
29 Jun 2013, 3:02 am by legalinformatics
Professor Philip Schrag of Georgetown University has posted MOOCs and Legal Education: Valuable Innovation or Looming Disaster? Here is the abstract: Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have spread across the landscape of higher education like an invasive plant species. Although few people had heard of MOOCs before 2012, these internet-based courses, taught by university professors, are now routinely offered simultaneously to tens of thousands or in some cases, hundreds of thousands of people. Most… [read post]
22 Apr 2013, 3:15 am by Joseph Allen
Normally when we discuss the impact of the Bayh-Dole Act, allowing universities and small companies to commercialize inventions made with federal support, we focus on the life sciences where the resulting new drugs and therapies dramatically improved lives for millions around the world. However, the celebration of Earth Day is an appropriate time to consider the contributions our publicly funded research organizations-- partnering with an entrepreneurial private sector-- make in protecting our… [read post]
28 Apr 2012, 1:19 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
UNMARRIED - IT'S A CRIME Imagine this. You have a girlfriend and her name is Silvia. You live together with her and Silvia brought a computer when she moved. Silvia gave you permission to use the computer to check your personal email from time to time. You suspect Silvia is seeing some guy so you install spy software on the computer. The spy software later tells you that Silvia has, in fact, been seeing not one, but two other men while she has been living with you in what you thought was a… [read post]
6 Jul 2013, 7:34 am by legalinformatics
The British judiciary’s study committee on self-represented litigants — called the Judicial Working Group on Litigants in Person — has issued its report. Here are technology-related recommendations from the report: [...] The Judicial Office and MoJ/HMCTS [UK Ministry of Justice / Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service] should hold, urgently, discussions to establish the most appropriate way to develop a central online resource to which staff and judiciary could easily refer in… [read post]
17 Dec 2012, 1:18 am by legalinformatics
JURIX 2012: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems is being held 17-19 December 2012, at Leibniz Center for Law, University of Amsterdam. The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #jurix2012 Click here for the conference program. Click here for the list of workshops and tutorials. HT @jurixfoundation Filed under: Applications, Conference Announcements, Technology developments, Technology tools Tagged: Artificial intelligence and law, Bill drafting systems, Burkhard… [read post]
25 Jun 2013, 10:04 am by D. Daxton White
If you suffered losses investing with Robert A. Gist (“Bob” Gist), the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) press release, Robert Gist is facing securities fraud charges alleging he defrauded at least $5.4 million from investors. Beginning in as early as 2001, Gist is accused of misappropriating investors money by promising to… [read post]
28 Apr 2012, 1:19 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
UNMARRIED - IT'S A CRIME Imagine this. You have a girlfriend and her name is Silvia. You live together with her and Silvia brought a computer when she moved. Silvia gave you permission to use the computer to check your personal email from time to time. You suspect Silvia is seeing some guy so you install spy software on the computer. The spy software later tells you that Silvia has, in fact, been seeing not one, but two other men while she has been living with you in what you thought was a… [read post]
1 Feb 2010, 5:09 pm by legalinformatics
Christopher D. Felker, Esq., of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, has posted Demonstration Project of Interoperability between UC Digital Law Libraries and Legal Clinical Training Opportunities based in California County Law Libraries (Dec. 2009). Here is the abstract: David A. Greenbaum, then Director, Interactive University Project, UC Berkeley provided the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with a report of work undertaken by UC Berkeley, Indiana University, Stanford… [read post]
19 Dec 2013, 11:08 am by legalinformatics
Professor Marta Poblet of RMIT University has published Visualizing the law: crisis mapping as an open tool for legal practice, Journal of Open Access to Law, 1(1) (2013). Here is the abstract: Crisis mapping is a brand new field that has recently emerged as a set of online collaborative practices to source, process, and visualize information and data on events that derive from natural disasters (i.e. earthquakes, floods, tornados, or bushfires), crisis, and conflicts. Generally, the goal of crisis… [read post]
21 Sep 2011, 2:28 pm by Accellis Technology Group
In legal marketing, technology has given lawyers more options than ever. It is easy to make, post, or tweet announcements to stay visible. Desktop contact management technologies and email marketing services also make it easy to stay in touch with clients and referral sources. These options may look wonderfully appetizing and make you want to dive in and try all of them. But it is critical to step back and take a look at your office to see what will really work—both from a technology perspective… [read post]
23 Mar 2010, 6:21 pm by legalinformatics
The following new legal informatics conference proceedings have been published: Law and Technology: Looking into the Future. Selected Essays (Meritxell Fernández-Barrera, Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade, Primavera de Filippi, Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha, Giovanni Sartor, Pompeu Casanovas eds., 2010), ISBN: 9788883980602, 370 Pages. This volume contains papers originally presented at The Future of … Conference on Law and Technology, held 28-29 October 2008 at the European University Institute’s… [read post]
10 Jun 2010, 5:00 am by Doug Cornelius
I doubt you have missed the news about the oil spill mess in the Gulf of Mexico. The scammers have clearly noticed and sense an opportunity to make a quick buck. Some companies may issue press releases, or send unsolicited faxes or spam emails that might include: Claims to have products or technologies that are effective in remediating oil spills or restoring the eco-system Mention of contracts or expected contracts with BP, formerly British Petroleum, that will aid the cleanup effort Claims that… [read post]
21 Mar 2014, 1:09 am by legalinformatics
Amy Taylor, JD, MLIS, of American University, has posted Building a Legal Research Ontology, at VoxPopuLII. Here are excerpts from the post: [...] I further narrowed the focus of the ontology to what we teach 1Ls in basic legal research. We teach them how to research with primary and secondary sources (Type of Research Materials) in the broad categories of law they learn in their IL classes (Area of Law). We teach them about the types of law they will encounter (Type of Law). I also wondered if I… [read post]
4 Feb 2013, 7:00 am by Michael Bowman
The Green Technology program has taken on a new importance. Clean tech represents a major element in the economics and pubic debate over federal funding of research and development. The recent spate of high profile company failures — companies that received billions of dollars in loan guarantees and financial incentives and tax credits at state and federal levels — have caused a deceleration in funding of green technology ventures and a new dialog on whether these innovations are market… [read post]
13 Dec 2013, 2:00 am by Doug Edmunds
You don’t need to be reminded what a tough market it has been these past few years. But while it’s been bad out in the trenches, imagine how discouraging it’s been for law students slogging their way through torts and contracts and civ pro classes, then studying for weeks to take the bar exam, hoping to pass. For far too many students, despite summer internships or a highly coveted clerkship, long-term legal job prospects still seem bleak. To make matters worse, many firms complain… [read post]
22 Jan 2013, 3:05 am by Charles O'Mahony
The Whitaker Institute, Ryan Institute and School of Law at NUI Galway will run a workshop entitled  “Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda” on Thursday 20 June – Friday 21 June 2013.  For more information see here.  The Keynote Speaker is Professor Bradley C. Karkkainen a leading authority in the fields of environmental and natural resources law from the University… [read post]