LexisNexis Reengineers CourtLink, Its Docket Research Product

Media Law

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.

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 2018 Harry W. Call For Nominations: Harry W.

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

Media Law

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.

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

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

Media Law

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.

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

Media Law

“What if legal research was more human, more like a conversation, the kinds we have among ourselves?” “Our goal is to make legal research more guided in a more conversational experience,” Wellen said. Each bubble in the stream is a research thread you performed.

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

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

Media Law

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.

Casemaker Unveils Major Redesign of Its Legal Research Platform

Media Law

The legal research company Casemaker is today introducing a major redesign of its legal research platform called Casemaker4, with a more modern and responsive design, more intuitive navigation and faster search. When you begin research, you can associate it with a client or matter.

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 […].

Global Legal Research Company vLex Acquires UK Service Justis Publishing

Media Law

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.

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.

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.

Human Rights Watch researcher: child migrant jail conditions are "urgent"

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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.

Clio CEO Jack Newton Joins Board of AI Legal Research Company ROSS

Media Law

Jack Newton , cofounder and CEO of the legal practice management company Clio , has joined the board of directors of ROSS Intelligence , the AI-powered legal research service.

Legal Research Company Casetext Closes on $12 Million in Funding

Media Law

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 […].

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

LawNext Episode 24: Making Legal Research Better, with Judicata Founder Itai Gurari

Media Law

With Judicata , Itai Gurari believes he has built a better legal research platform. A lawyer and computer scientist, his approach to designing a legal research engine was to first “map the legal genome” — that is, map the law with extreme accuracy and granularity.

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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.

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 […].

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.

Who Owns the Law? SCOTUS Case Could Shape Innovation in Legal Research

Media Law

Its outcome could shape the future of innovation in legal research and the public’s right of access to the laws that govern them. May a state assert copyright in the publication of its legal materials? That is the issue presented in a case that the Supreme Court will review next term.

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.

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?

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

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 […].

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.