Tag Archives: Legal research

Federal Register Volumes Now Available Online

“Where can you get back issues of the Federal Register online? The Law Library of Congress has now completed the collection of historical volumes of the Federal Register available online. The Law Library acquired this collection from William S. Hein & Co., Inc. to make all volumes of the Federal Register available in open access to researchers. The collection starts with the first Federal Register in 1936 and contains all volumes through 1993. For more recent volumes, see federalregister.gov and FDSys (volumes 1994-2015).” (via LOC)

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The tech start-up planning to shake up the legal world

“A career in law and extremely long hours tend to go hand in hand. When you’re starting out it’s often particularly gruelling. Partly of course it’s about proving your commitment, but being a lawyer also involves an awful lot of grunt work – spending hours and hours looking through past case law to help your firm determine how to fight a current case.It’s this time consuming, labour intensive research aspect of the legal system that Andrew Arruda, co-founder and chief executive of tech start-up Ross Intelligence, believes its invention can address.The AI (or artificial intelligence) legal research system allows lawyers to type in a question – much in the same way they’d ask a colleague – and bring up relevant examples of what has happened in previous US legal cases, essentially at the touch of a button.” (via BBC News)

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Here’s the Problem With the Feds Profiting From Court Filings

“A class action lawsuit claims the federal courts are turning a profit by charging for court documents. Meanwhile, the website itself is stuck in the 1990s.” (via Wired)

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Agreement Reached with Legal Publishing Company

“Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office today announced an agreement with Juris Publishing, Inc. and Jurisnet, LLC regarding the legal publishing companies’ use of negative option marketing in advertising, selling and distributing print, electronic and CD publications. The assurance of voluntary compliance resolves allegations that the companies placed consumers in automatic shipment and automatic subscription renewal plans without consumer consent or without clearly and conspicuously disclosing the terms of these plans.” (via Florida AG Office)

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Five State Bar Associations Renew Fastcase Benefit

“Legal publishing company Fastcase today announced that five state bar associations have renewed their member benefit partnerships with the company. Twenty-eight states and dozens of metro, county, and specialty bar associations offer Fastcase’s smarter legal research tools as a free benefit to members.Through state bar partnerships, Fastcase is made available free to more than 800,000 lawyers – but it is not a discount service. Many of the largest law firms in America also subscribe to Fastcase, as well as the majority of American law schools and leading corporate counsel. In addition, Fastcase is the most popular smartphone app for lawyers, according to the American Bar Association Technology Survey.” (via Fastcase)

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