One of the great things about the U.S. is the uniqueness of each individual state. Beyond cultural, political, historical and artistic variances, this truism (fortunately or unfortunately) applies to Secretary of State corporation search interfaces. Each state’s agency handles the design and offerings of their interface their own way—some allow for free corporate status reports, free corporate documents, and free searching, while others find a way to charge for each step in the process of obtaining company information.
Earlier this month, PACER announced court documents for closed cases from the last decade in the U.S. Courts of Appeals
The Exhibit Hall at AALL showcased a clear trend towards vendors offering visualization tools to improve the process of legal researching. From a macro level, legal research has transitioned from being a chiefly print-based medium to a primarily electronic-based medium, and, encouragingly, vendors have developed tools to really exploit this shift.
As legal information professionals, I am sure you have received requests to track proposed legislation. Changes in statutory law are
Though I have detailed its flaws, PACER’s existence as the centralized interface containing electronic access to Federal court dockets and
Ravel Law incorporates the age-old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” into legal research. Visualization is fundamentally incorporated
Interfacing with PACER is just a fact of life, especially for those of you working in Bankruptcy practice groups. Our
I have been lucky enough to give a few presentations that usually require a brief explanation of cloud computing. I
This series focuses on methods of improving the relevancy of your results of social media searches, while not being logged into the services themselves. Again, social media searching is clearly trending upward in the law librarianship profession, as attorneys are increasingly making these requests while conducting informal discovery. In Part 1 of “Searching Social Media” we examined how to use Google’s advanced search features to retrieve relevant Facebook results. In Part 2, we will examine methods of conducting higher-relevance Twitter searches.
Have you experienced an increase in social media search requests? As attorneys become more likely to turn to social media during their