I had the pleasure of working with the folks at PacerPro this year to explore the power and direction of their SaaS model for managing and monitoring federal litigation. To merely say that efficiency is the core on which their flagship product is constructed would do it a slight disservice. There is much more to the platform and its potential than that. What resulted from my investigation is a white paper that details what PacerPro brings to the table and what it can do for law firms of all sizes.
Access to the most current and reliable information is a prerequisite to sound decision-making and innovative thinking. Yet too many
Though I have been accused of having “grizzly bear” hair by a certain toddler who shares a house with me,
The Cool Tools Café program at this year’s AALL Annual Meeting showcased–like it always does–many great presentations concerning implementing technologies
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
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
The cloud has changed the way we interact with the web—there’s no hyperbole in this statement. Mobile devices, private networks
With school back in session and the economy still in its rut, most students are sharing a similar concern. How on earth are they going to be able to afford those pricey textbooks? From living in closets to subsisting on ramen noodles, folks are desperate to lessen the pain of textbook buying. Luckily, they have an ally in the fight. Have you been to Book.ly? Book.ly tags itself as “The Better Way to Buy Textbooks”. They are certainly onto something hot and useful. Using Book.ly, students can buy, rent, and even sell textbooks without the painful markup of college bookstores. In fact, the site currenty estimates that its users are saving about 60% on their book purchases! That adds up to a VERY healthy savings when you consider how many books the average student purchases in just one school year! Using Book.ly can hardly be easier. You simply go to the site and search for either the book title or your