Great Minds Think Alike (Legal Research Edition)

Media Law

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

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

Media Law

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.

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Vincent Joins CARA, EVA and Clerk as the Latest AI-Driven Research Assistant

Media Law

The international legal research platform vLex today introduced the beta version of Vincent, an AI-powered legal research assistant that analyzes legal documents you upload and finds relevant research results. But it can also be a good way to start or expand research.

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 […].

New Corpus Linguistics Platform Lets Legal Researchers Explore the Meanings of Words and Phrases

Media Law

A first-of-its-kind technology platform launching today allows legal researchers to examine large collections of historical texts to help determine the meanings of words and phrases in the contexts in which they historically were used.

Mootus Enables Collaborative, Crowdsourced Legal Research

Media Law

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.

First Phase Launches of New Canadian and Global Research Site

Media Law

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.

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

Media Law

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.

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

Plans Unveiled for Major New Canadian Legal Research Platforms

Media Law

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 […].

Are We In A Golden Age of Legal Research Innovation?

Media Law

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?

Judicata Brings A New Dimension to Legal Research: Color

Media Law

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio Attacked in Defamation Lawsuit for Not Doing Enough Character Research

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In his legal action over "Wolf of Wall Street," former Stratton Oakmont executive Andrew Greene submits depositions from DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, and screenwriter Terence Winter.In

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

Media Law

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.

Experimental Law Review Note Uses Twitter As Its Research Source

Media Law

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.

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

Media Law

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.

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.

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.

LexisNexis Unveils Visualization Map Feature for Case Law Research

Media Law

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.

Fastcase Releases Android Version of its Free Research App

Media Law

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.

Lexbox Organizes and Monitors Canadian Legal Research

Media Law

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 […].

CosmoLex and Casemaker Integrate to Merge Practice Management, Research

Media Law

The cloud-based practice management platform CosmoLex and the legal research service Casemaker have formed an exclusive alliance to integrate their two products. The integration enables lawyers who are subscribers to both services to easily track their research time in Casemaker using CosmoLex’s time-tracking capabilities and associate the time with matters in CosmoLex.

Casetext Expands Its CARA Research Assistant, Adding Suggestions Of Relevant Briefs

Media Law

Fresh on the heels of Casetext’s legal research assistant CARA being named new product of the year, Casetext is today introducing an expansion of CARA that adds briefs to its suggested results. The post Casetext Expands Its CARA Research Assistant, Adding Suggestions Of Relevant Briefs appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Two Sites Offer Platforms for Crowdsourced Legal Research

Media Law

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.

New Site, Wysk.com, Lets You Research Business Public Records

Media Law

The post New Site, Wysk.com, Lets You Research Business Public Records appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

For Research, Lawyers Turn First to Free Sources, ABA Survey Says

Media Law

Lawyers spend an average of 20 percent of their work time conducting legal research, and when they start a research project, they generally turn first to free online research services before using fee-based services or research materials in print or on CD-ROM. However, with respect to online research exclusively (excluding books and CD-ROMs), lawyers are […].

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

Media Law Prof Blog

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

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

Media Law Prof Blog

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

CitePin Enables Easy Access to Notes and Research

Media Law

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.

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

Lexis Launches Advance, its Next-Generation Research Platform

Media Law

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.

Summary by Congressional Research Service of Fair Play, Fair Pay Act #irespectmusic

Music Technology Policy

Here’s a summary of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act from the Congressional Research Service–just so you can see what it is that is enough to scare companies with over $2 trillion in market power: Introduced in House (04/13/2015).

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

Media Law Prof Blog

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

Shake-Up In Legal Research: Fastcase Acquires Loislaw From Wolters-Kluwer

Media Law

The legal research company Fastcase has acquired one of its prime competitors among middle-market legal research providers, Loislaw. The post Shake-Up In Legal Research: Fastcase Acquires Loislaw From Wolters-Kluwer appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. [Updated at 10:55 a.m. with statement from Wolters Kluwer.] Fastcase has purchased Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer, which had acquired it in 2000 for $95 million.

Following Fastcase Acquisition, Docket Alarm Expands to Cover 11 State Dockets and Begins Integration with Fastcase Research Platform

Media Law

The post Following Fastcase Acquisition, Docket Alarm Expands to Cover 11 State Dockets and Begins Integration with Fastcase Research Platform appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. In January, Fastcase acquired Docket Alarm, a company that mines federal and state court dockets to provide litigation alerts and case-prediction analytics. See my coverage here.)

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

Media Law

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.

Palmedo on The Impact of Copyright Exceptions for Researchers on Scholarly Output @mikepalmedo

Media Law Prof Blog

Mike Palmedo, American University Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, has published The Impact of Copyright Exceptions for Researchers on Scholarly Output. Here is the abstract. Surveys of scholars in the science and health fields have identified high journal

New Site Mines Legal Briefs for Relevant Research

Media Law

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.

Call for Nominations, 2017 Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy @AEJMC

Media Law Prof Blog

Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research on Media Law and Policy. From Professor Dean Smith, School of Communications, Highpoint University: The Stonecipher Award Selection Committee of AEJMC’s Law and Policy Division is seeking nominations for the 2017 Harry W.

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.

Tabulaw Seeks to Simplify Legal Research and Writing

Media Law

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.

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

Media Law Prof Blog

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).

Confidence in Trump low worldwide | Pew Research Center

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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.