Fastcase Acquires Technology and Staff of Innovative Legal Research Platform Judicata

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In a move that could dramatically reshape the legal research market going forward, legal research and publishing company Fastcase has acquired the technology and employees of the California legal research platform Judicata , promising to take its unique technology to all 50 states.

LexisNexis Launches An All-New Premium Legal Research Service

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LexisNexis is today announcing the launch of a premium legal research service, Lexis+ , that it says takes a bold approach to providing legal research, AI-driven analytics and practical guidance within a unified and fully integrated platform. Revamped Practical Guidance, with tighter integration within the research workflow. The overarching goal, they said, was to fully unify legal research, Practical Guidance and brief analysis within a single product. Legal Research.

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Hands On with Lexis+, New Premium Research Service from LexisNexis That Officially Launches Today

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Two months ago, LexisNexis announcing its planned launch of a premium legal research service, Lexis+ , which it said would take a bold approach to providing legal research, AI-driven analytics and practical guidance within a unified and fully integrated platform.

Featured on LawSitesResources: Guide to Investigative Research Software

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Jared has written a 24-page guide to performing research into public and private records and using that information to complete the fact-finding side of your legal research. The e-book, The Ultimate Guide To Investigative Research Software , written on behalf of the public records search company Tracers, is available for free download on my resources page. The law doesn’t win cases, facts do.

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

New Legal Research Tool Taps Into Caselaw Access Project’s 6.7M Cases

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It is rare that I get to report on a new legal research tool. Even so-called startups in legal research, such as Casetext and ROSS, have been in business since 2014 or earlier. BuzzyCite is a free and easy-to-use case law research tool that taps into the vast collection of Harvard Law School’s Caselaw Access Project. It also provides tools for saving research (not just from CAP) and for generating citations in proper Bluebook style.

Call For Nominations: Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy

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Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy The Law and Policy Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) seeks nominations for the 2018 Harry W. Call For Nominations: Harry W. Stonecipher Award

New ‘Market Standards’ from LexisNexis offers Data-Driven Approach to M&A Research

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LexisNexis says a new research tool it is launching today for searching, comparing and analyzing mergers and acquisitions is the most comprehensive and detailed database of publicly filed M&A deals available on the market.

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Top Law Firm Invests $8.2M in Legal Research Company Casetext

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Fueled by interest in its new brief-automation product, the legal research company Casetext said today that it has raised $8.2 million in new funding in a round led by “one of the top revenue-generating law firms in the country.” ” It did not disclose the name of the firm.

Unique Deal Gives Kentucky Lawyers Access to Two Research Services Plus AI Tool

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In what appears to be a first-of-its kind member benefit, the Kentucky Bar Association has entered into an affiliation with two legal research companies, Casemaker and vLex , to offer its members free access to both platforms, plus access to vLex’s artificial intelligence research assistant, Vincent. content to vLex to supplement its international legal research collection. legal research service Justis, which it acquired in March 2019.

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.

Casetext Just Made Legal Research A Whole Lot Smarter

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Casetext today is rolling out three major updates to its legal research platform. The post Casetext Just Made Legal Research A Whole Lot Smarter appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. One is an updated design and architecture to make the site faster, cleaner and easier to use. But it is the other two updates that I want to focus on, because, in combination, they dramatically enhance the results you receive when performing […].

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: STONECIPHER AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH ON MEDIA LAW AND POLICY

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STONECIPHER AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH ON MEDIA LAW AND POLICY The Law and Policy Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) seeks nominations for the 2019 Harry W. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: HARRY W. Stonecipher Award

Global Legal Research Company vLex Acquires UK Service Justis Publishing

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The global legal research company vLex will announce today that it has acquired Justis Publishing Ltd., “This further advances vLex’s position as a global competitor for legal research, giving us deeper bench strength, deeper client relationships and deeper content relationships,” LaChance said. vLex is an international legal research service with materials from more than 100 countries, including many civil law jurisdictions.

Great Minds Think Alike (Legal Research Edition)

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Two pages for two products — both introduced the same day ( here and here ) — two strikingly similar motifs. Uncategorized lexis analytics Westlaw Edge

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. But in an age of infinite connectivity, why can’t it be more collaborative, even for lawyers who are on their own as solos or in small […] The post Mootus Enables Collaborative, Crowdsourced Legal Research appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

New Dashboard Makes It Easy To Find Practical Content on Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah Legal Research Platform

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In recent years, legal research companies have increasingly put an emphasis on providing access to practical content — content such as forms, checklists and practice notes that focuses less on the law in a given area and more on how to get things done.

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 […].

Which Legal Research Service Do Law Students Prefer? The Answer May Surprise You

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If you had to guess which legal research service law students prefer, you’d probably answer Westlaw. After all, back in the early days of legal research, West pioneered the idea of giving law students free access in the hope of creating career-long customers. The survey, commissioned by LexisNexis Legal & Professional and conducted by the independent research group PwC Research, part of PwC LLP in the UK, polled 5,051 law students at 201 ABA-accredited U.S.

In Unique Partnership, Two Legal Research Companies to Co-Develop Products

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” That line came into my head when I was briefed last week on news being announced this morning of a unique partnership between two competing legal research companies, Fastcase and ROSS Intelligence , to share content and jointly develop new products for the benefit of both companies’ customers. In fact, Fastcase has for years licensed its cases, statutes and regulations to other legal research companies, including Casetext and Ravel Law.

Are We In A Golden Age of Legal Research Innovation?

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A convergence of three recent developments in legal research suggests that we may be entering what Ed Walters, the CEO of legal research service Fastcase, described in a tweet as “a golden age of legal research innovation.” The post Are We In A Golden Age of Legal Research Innovation?

Call for Proposals from Senior Vising Research Scholars: Knight First Amendment Institute @knightcolumbia

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The Institute’s Senior Visiting Research Scholar From the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University The Knight Institute welcomes proposals on a rolling basis from scholars interested in collaborating with the Institute on substantial projects relating to the Institute’s mandate.

Chatbots are Coming to Lexis Advance, to Help Guide Your Legal Research

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“What if legal research was more human, more like a conversation, the kinds we have among ourselves?” ” With that tantalizing query, Serena Wellen , senior director of research information at LexisNexis, revealed during a Legalweek media briefing that the legal research platform Lexis Advance will soon include chatbots to help guide users in their research. Each bubble in the stream is a research thread you performed.

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

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 […].

Not accounting for sex differences in Covid research could be deadly | Science | The Guardian

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" Historically, medical research has often taken a one-size-fits-all approach, lumping women and men together despite growing evidence that the sexes differ in how they catch and fight disease. In a still to be peer-reviewed study , researchers found that only 416 of the 2,484 Covid-19 clinical trials mention sex/gender as a recruitment criterion on the ClinicalTrials.gov database. Not accounting for sex differences in Covid research could be deadly | Science | The Guardian

Heresy: Electronic Research Company Fastcase Publishes Book — In Print

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But it is notable nevertheless that Fastcase , a company that has helped pioneer the field of affordable electronic legal research, today announced the release of a new book, its first in print. Yes, my title is meant to be tongue-in-cheek. It was two years ago that Fastcase launched a legal publishing arm , called Full Court Press, with the mission to produce law journals, legal treatises, deskbooks, and other legal resources.

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.

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.

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.

New Product of the Year? Law Librarians Pick AI Research Tool from Bloomberg Law

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A legal research tool that uses artificial intelligence to help legal researchers quickly find key language critical to a court’s reasoning has been selected by the American Association of Law Libraries as winner of its 2018 New Product Award. Law Librarians Pick AI Research Tool from Bloomberg Law appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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.

At AI Research Company ROSS, A New Stage of Transparency and Engagement

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For years, the artificial-intelligence legal research company maintained a shroud of secrecy around its product. Now here I was, on Thursday and Friday last week, sitting in ROSS’s Toronto research and development office, with unfettered access to its entire engineering and design teams. CTO Ovbiagele said they have worked hard to deliver a better legal research experience. The founders had a vision to use AI to make legal research more affordable.

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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. Here is the abstract.

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 […].

Research Platform ‘Cadwalader Cabinet’ Gets Full-Text Case Law through Fastcase Partnership

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Ever since its 2008 launch by the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft , the Cadwalader Cabinet has been recognized as an innovative and practical research and intelligence platform for news and analysis of U.S. Now, a content partnership between Cadwalader and legal research company Fastcase promises to make the platform even more useful to its subscribers, by providing direct links from Cabinet content to primary case law.

Tomorrow: Jack Newton Joins Our Weekly Journalist Roundtable to Discuss Latest Clio Research on COVID-19

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As I reported Wednesday , Clio was out this week with its latest research on the impact of COVID-19 on law firms and clients. Tomorrow on our weekly Legaltech Week journalists roundtable, Clio CEO Jack Newton will be our guest to discuss the research with the panel. The program is Friday, June 19, at 3 p.m. Eastern time. Panelists this week will be: Nicole Black , legal technology columnist and legaltech evangelist at MyCase.

U.S. Launches ‘Next Generation’ Site for Researching Federal Law

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Called govinfo.gov, the site is a more modern alternative to FDsys, the seven-year-old federal digital research site it will fully replace in 2017. […]. Launches ‘Next Generation’ Site for Researching Federal Law appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The U.S.

Price Wars in Legal Research Mean Deals for Small Firms; I Compare Costs

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This is good news for solo and small firms, and reflects the increasing array of legal research options they can choose from. The long-established legal research companies LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters face growing competition from alternative upstarts, especially in the small-firm market. If your research takes you outside your plan, then a whole other pricing schedule kicks in, with document charges for accessing different types of research materials ranging from $10 to $289.

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Study Says Casetext Beats LexisNexis for Research, But LexisNexis Calls Foul

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A study released this week pitted two legal research platforms against each other, Casetext CARA and Lexis Advance from LexisNexis, and concluded that attorneys using Casetext CARA finished their research significantly more quickly and found more relevant cases than those who used Lexis Advance. The study specifically concluded: Attorneys using Casetext CARA finished the three research projects on average 24.5 percent faster than attorneys using traditional legal research.

LexisNexis Unveils Visualization Map Feature for Case Law Research

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A new visualization tool for case law research in Lexis Advance is being announced today by LexisNexis Legal & Professional. The post LexisNexis Unveils Visualization Map Feature for Case Law Research appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Within search results, search terms are color coded at the top of the page and the location bar appears in each search result.

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.

vLex Partners with LexBlog to Add 400,000 Blog Posts to Global Research Collection

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The international legal research service vLex has partnered with the legal blogging company LexBlog to add more than 400,000 law-related blog posts to its collection of legal-research materials, which currently spans some 100 jurisdictions, including the United States. “With legal insight and commentary moving from traditional law journals and law reviews to legal blogs, legal research platforms lacked a central source for this secondary law.