Legal Research Company Casetext Closes on $12 Million in Funding

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The legal research service Casetext is announcing today that it has closed on a $12 million Series B funding round. The post Legal Research Company Casetext Closes on $12 Million in Funding appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Jake Heller, founder and CEO, and Laura Safdie, chief operating officer and general counsel. Excluding e-discovery companies, it is one of the largest investments in a legal technology startup ever. The only two larger that I could […].

First Phase Launches of New Canadian and Global Research Site

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Yesterday marked the first day of operation for vLex Canada Open, the first phase of a major new legal research suite for Canada. is launching the research suite in partnership with two other legal publishers: vLex, a Barcelona and Miami-based legal publisher that […]. The post First Phase Launches of New Canadian and Global Research Site appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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Judicata Brings A New Dimension to Legal Research: Color

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Last month, I wrote about Judicata, a legal research that had just emerged into public view after five years of development in stealth mode. With $8 million in backing from some big-name investors, including PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel and Box founders Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith, Judicata aims to deliver a legal research platform that […]. The post Judicata Brings A New Dimension to Legal Research: Color appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Plans Unveiled for Major New Canadian Legal Research Platforms

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One of Canada’s oldest legal publishers is about to launch what could turn out to be the country’s most cutting-edge and comprehensive legal research suite. The post Plans Unveiled for Major New Canadian Legal Research Platforms appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last November, Maritime Law Book Ltd., a Canadian case law publisher founded in 1969, came under new ownership, led by a new CEO, Colin Lachance, the former president and CEO […].

After Five Years in Stealth Mode, Judicata Reveals Its Legal Research Service

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Since at least 2013, the website of Judicata has been teasing visitors with the promise of a better legal research service. The post After Five Years in Stealth Mode, Judicata Reveals Its Legal Research Service appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. “We’re mapping the legal genome to help you better understand the law,” said its home page. The San Francisco-based company was started even earlier, in November 2011.

Fastcase Releases Android Version of its Free Research App

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Back in January 2010, this blog had an exclusive first look as Fastcase was about to launch its app to let iPhone users research cases and statutes for free, directly on their devices. Tomorrow that changes, as Fastcase will release an Android version of its legal research app.

Experimental Law Review Note Uses Twitter As Its Research Source

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Can Twitter be a legitimate source of legal research and scholarship? To fulfill the requirement that he produce a scholarly note addressing a legal issue, he has written a paper that he researched and sourced almost entirely […] The post Experimental Law Review Note Uses Twitter As Its Research Source appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. As an associate editor of the Michigan State Law Review, 3L Patrick M. Ellis decided to find out.

Lexis Launches Advance, its Next-Generation Research Platform

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LexisNexis today is formally launching its next-generation legal research platform, Lexis Advance. In October 2010, I wrote about the roll-out of Lexis Advance for Solos , the flat-rate legal research platform targeted at one- and two-lawyer firms.

Mootus Enables Collaborative, Crowdsourced Legal Research

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Legal research is often a solitary pursuit, with lawyers hunched over their computers or law books in absolute silence, sometimes with looks of panic or confusion on their faces.

New Legal Research Site Combines Case Law with Crowdsourcing

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Imagine if you could combine a full-text case law library for research with crowdsourced editing and annotating in the style of Wikipedia and user rankings of annotations and references in the style of a site such as Digg? That, roughly speaking, is the idea behind Casetext, an innovative legal research site launched this week that provides [.] The post New Legal Research Site Combines Case Law with Crowdsourcing appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

New ‘Lexis Answers’ Brings Artificial Intelligence to Lexis Advance

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LexisNexis is today announcing the launch of Lexis Answers, a feature that brings artificial intelligence to the Lexis Advance legal research platform. With Lexis Answers, a researcher can ask a natural-language question and get back the single-best answer in the form of what Lexis is calling a Lexis Answer Card. General LexisNexis Ravel Law Research ROSS

For Paid Legal Research, WestlawNext is Most Popular, ABA Survey Says

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Legal professionals have lots of options for fee-based legal research services these days, but the most popular among them all is WestlawNext, according to the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. Of all lawyers who use fee-based online legal research services, 28 percent say the one they use most often is WestlawNext. And as if […] The post For Paid Legal Research, WestlawNext is Most Popular, ABA Survey Says appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Join Me for a Free Webinar: Using Big Data Analytics for Legal Research

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16, I will be moderating a free webinar that will look at how “big data” analytics are being used to provide new windows into legal research. The post Join Me for a Free Webinar: Using Big Data Analytics for Legal Research appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. On Tuesday, Dec. Specifically, we will look at Ravel Law and PacerPro, two tools that are providing new ways of looking at case law and case information. Ravel — […].

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CourtListener Adds Oral Arguments to its Free Research Site

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The free legal research site CourtListener rolled out a notable enhancement this week, adding oral arguments from the Supreme Court and nine federal appellate courts to its collection of primary legal materials. The post CourtListener Adds Oral Arguments to its Free Research Site appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Tabulaw Seeks to Simplify Legal Research and Writing

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A new website called Tabulaw hopes to simplify the task of legal research and writing. The site’s premise is that legal research tools are expensive, fragmented and redundant. Once you have done your research and you are ready to start writing, you can do that from within Tabulaw also.

After Aborted Launch, Jurify is Back with Research Tool for Transactional Lawyers

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” The site would focus on using crowdsourcing to enhance access to legal research. “By […] The post After Aborted Launch, Jurify is Back with Research Tool for Transactional Lawyers appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

New Site Mines Legal Briefs for Relevant Research

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A new website, BriefMine , aims to help lawyers mine a collection of legal briefs for nuggets they can use in their own research and arguments. Here is how the site describes itself: BriefMine is a database of legal briefs and opinions powered by natural-language search that offers a technologically advanced platform for conducting in-depth legal research.

Bloomberg Law Releases Next Version of its Research Platform

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Bloomberg Law today released what it describes as “the next evolution&# of its legal research platform. One thing that is not changing is Bloomberg Law’s flat-fee, all-inclusive pricing — something the company believes is key to differentiating it from the big-two legal research services, Westlaw and LexisNexis. Even so, Andreozzi asserts that such secondary materials account for no more than 10 percent of all legal research.

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LexisNexis Announces its Next ‘Advance’ in Legal Research

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Back in October, I wrote a post here about Lexis Advance for Solos , the new, flat-rate legal research platform from LexisNexis for one- and two-lawyer firms.

Two Sites Offer Platforms for Crowdsourced Legal Research

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My latest “Ambrogi on Tech” column for the ABA Journal, 2 new websites offer platform for crowdsourced legal research, looks at Casetext and Mootus, two sites that bring crowdsourcing to legal research, but in somewhat different ways. The post Two Sites Offer Platforms for Crowdsourced Legal Research appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Ken Burns Refuses to Hand Over 'Central Park Five' Research to City

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New York is demanding "all recordings of everyone interviewed for the film who has any direct knowledge of the Central Park criminal case." read more. Movies THR, Esq

CitePin Enables Easy Access to Notes and Research

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He kept a log of every case he briefed, every memo he wrote, and every bit of research he performed. Called CitePin , the idea of it is to enable every lawyer to instantly access everything he or she has ever written or researched.

Ken Burns Wins Fight Against New York City Over 'Central Park Five' Research

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A judge quashes a subpoena on outtakes, ruling that the filmmakers were independent, and that the city has failed to demonstrate relevancy and the unavailability of information through alternative sources. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Business

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Dolby International Sues Research In Motion Over Patent Infringement

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From the New York Times: Dolby International is suing Research In Motion (RIM) for patent infringement over what Dolby says is RIM's use of Dolby's "patented digital audio compression technology" in RIM's popular smart phones and tablets. Read one of

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Book Serves as Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

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The post Book Serves as Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I am a cheapskate. I am not ashamed to admit it. That is what first drove me to explore the Internet more than 20 years ago, back when many lawyers still had not even heard of it. Having just gone back into private practice at the time, I was in search of free resources for […].

The EU, Privacy, Academic Research, and Freedom of Expression

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Academic Social Research and Journalism in the European Union's Privacy Framework. David Erdos, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, has published Freedom of Expression Turned on its Head? Here is the abstract. This article argues that

Confidence in Trump low worldwide | Pew Research Center

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president is at some of the lowest levels measured by Pew Research Center over the past decade and a half." (Via.). Confidence in Trump low worldwide | Pew Research Center "Relatively few people across the globe have confidence in U.S.

ROSS Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Westlaw and LexisNexis, Study Finds

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ROSS Intelligence, the artificial intelligence legal research platform, outperforms Westlaw and LexisNexis in finding relevant authorities, in user satisfaction and confidence, and in research efficiency, and is virtually certain to deliver a positive return on investment. These are among the findings of benchmark report being released today by the technology research and advisory company Blue […].

Science, Ethics, and Research

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From The Scientist, a discussion of misconduct in scientific research, in spite of increased emphasis on ethics training for scientists

Carroll on Sharing Research Data and IP Law

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Carroll, American University College of Law, has published Sharing Research Data and Intellectual Property Law: A Primer in volume 13 of PLOS Biology (Issue 8) (2015). Sharing research data by depositing it in connection Michael W.

Villaronga, Kieseberg, and Li on Artificial Intelligence and the Right to Be Forgotten @eduardfosch @SBA_Research @tiffanycli

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Eduard Fosch Villaronga, University of Bolonga, Research Center of History of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, and Computer Science and Law, Peter Kieseberg, SBA Research, and Tiffany Li, Princeton University, Center for Information Technology Policy, are publishing Humans Forget

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Research Handbook on the History of Copyright Law (2017): New From Elgar Publishing @ElgarPublishing

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New from Elgar: Research Handbook on the History of Copyright Law (Isabella Alexander and H. Elgar Publishing, 2017) (Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property Series). Tomás Gómez-Arostegui, eds., There has been an explosion of interest in recent years regarding the origin

Fastcase Begins Broad Rollout Of Its All-New Fastcase 7 Platform

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If your first order of business today is researching Canadian immigration law, you may be able to do it on an all-new research platform. The legal research company Fastcase has begun a broad rollout of its all-new version, Fastcase […]. The new start page displays information in colored tiles, similar to the style of Windows 10. The post Fastcase Begins Broad Rollout Of Its All-New Fastcase 7 Platform appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Fastcase

Pew Research Survey: Many More Democrats Than Republicans Believe News Media Keeps Politicians "In Line"

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The Pew Research Center has released some new information about Americans' attitudes toward the news media. Specifically, Pew notes that Democrats are more likely to believe that the media tends to act as a check on politicians (nearly 90 percent

Ravel Launches Law Firm Analytics

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The legal research service Ravel Law today announced the launch of a new feature, Firm Analytics, that provides insights on law firms’ litigation histories that can be used for competitive intelligence and research into firms’ litigation activity.

Adeney on Differentiating Legal From Management Norms in Research Collaborations and "Authorship"

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Elizabeth Adeney, Deakin University Law School, is publishing Research Collaborations and ‘Authorship’: Differentiating Legal from Management Norms in Australian Business Law Review, volume 44 (2016).

Cloud Ethics Opinions: A Full List (Maybe)

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For anyone researching the topic, however, you should note that the list is incomplete. My research has found three states not listed on the LTRC site — Connecticut, Florida and Virginia — which brings the total number of […].

Planning Research and the Mass Media

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Bent Flyvbjerg, Said Business School, University of Oxford, has published Why Mass Media Matter to Planning Research: The Case of Megaprojects, in Journal of Planning Education and Research 1 (2012). Here is the abstract. This article asks how planning scholarship

Understanding Music Royalties – Congressional Research Service Releases Summary of the Law, While DOJ Asks for More Comments on ASCAP and BMI Consent Decree Reform

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For those of you not able to make that panel, and even those of you who are planning to attend, a new source of information that provides a very good summary of the many music licensing issues now being considered by Congress and the courts is a report prepared by the Congressional Research Service released last week, available here. The legal issues surrounding the use of music in broadcast and digital media is one of those topics that is usually enough to make eyes glaze over.

Lexbox Organizes and Monitors Canadian Legal Research

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The post Lexbox Organizes and Monitors Canadian Legal Research appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I know what you’re thinking: Just because Ambrogi won a Canadian law blog award last week, now he’s gratuitously writing about Canadian stuff. But the fact of the matter is that I started playing around with Lexbox even before then. I am speaking later this month at the mid-winter conference of the Manitoba Bar Association […].