A ‘Next-Generation’ Product for Researching Corporate Counsel

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For lawyers looking to build their books of business, there is gold to be found in the biographies of corporate counsel. A shared law school or employment connection from the past can mean a foot in the door today.

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. Legal Research.

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Longtime Competitors Fastcase and Casemaker Merge, Reshaping the Legal Research Landscape

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For years, one of my most popular posts remained an article I wrote in 2009 in which I did a head-to-head comparison of the two research services. Walters told me last night that no decision has been made about the fates of the two companies’ research platforms.

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

Media Law Prof Blog

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 2020 Harry W. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: HARRY W.

Science, Ethics, and Research

Media Law Prof Blog

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

Legal Research Company ROSS to Shut Down Under Pressure of Thomson Reuters’ Lawsuit

Media Law

Thomson Reuters sued ROSS in May , alleging that it stole content from Westlaw to build its own competing legal research product. “We’re fighting for every customer we’ve ever had, every law student, paralegal, researcher, reporter, self-represented litigant, and lawyer.

Bloomberg Law Offers Free Research to Legal Services and Pro Bono Lawyers

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Bloomberg Law is helping lawyers provide legal services to the poor by offering free access to its legal research service to legal services and pro bono attorneys.

In Latest Litigation Gambit, ROSS Files Antitrust Claim Against Thomson Reuters, Alleging Research Monopoly

Media Law

“Westlaw has for far too long impermissibly controlled legal research and restricted access to the public law,” ROSS cofounder and CEO Andrew Arruda told my by email.

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

Media Law

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. Search results are bare bones compared to more-polished legal research services.

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

Media Law

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.

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.

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

Media Law

While virtually every state bar offers its members access to a legal research service — typically either Casemaker or Fastcase — this offer appears to be unique in offering access to two distinct services plus an AI tool.

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

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.

LexisNexis Reengineers CourtLink, Its Docket Research Product

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LexisNexis Legal & Professional is today unveiling a major reengineering of its CourtLink federal and state docket research product that moves it to the Lexis Advance platform and that gives users more options for searching dockets while reducing the steps involved in doing so.

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

Media Law

In fact, Fastcase has for years licensed its cases, statutes and regulations to other legal research companies, including Casetext and Ravel Law. “And then we are jointly committing to work together on some collaborative new research projects going forward,” Walters said.

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.

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.

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.

Partnership Between Wolters Kluwer and Courtroom Insight Enhances Labor Arbitration Research

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This new partnership enables users who are searching for information on specific labor arbitrators to get direct access to WK’s research resources. A new partnership between Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.

Casetext Just Made Legal Research A Whole Lot Smarter

Media Law

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 […].

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.

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

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.

Google Researcher Says She Was Fired Over Paper Highlighting Bias in A.I.

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Timnit Gebru, a respected researcher at Google, questioned biases built into artificial intelligence systems. It may also have a chilling effect on both Black tech workers and researchers who have left academia in recent years for high-paying jobs in Silicon Valley.

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 […].

New API from Wolters Kluwer Enables Embedding of Research on Firm Intranets

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is today introducing an application programming interface (API) that will enable law firms to search and access treatise content on WK’s Cheetah research platform directly from their internal intranets. Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.

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?

Planning Research and the Mass Media

Media Law Prof Blog

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

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.

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 […].

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

Broadcast Law Blog

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.

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.

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.

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

Media Law

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.

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 Legal Research Site Combines Case Law with Crowdsourcing

Media Law

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.

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.

Carroll on Sharing Research Data and IP Law

Media Law Prof Blog

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.

Heresy: Electronic Research Company Fastcase Publishes Book — In Print

Media Law

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.

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 […].

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.