Tag Archives: Legal research

Now over 1,000,000 Items to Search on Congress.gov: Communications and More Added

“This has been a great year as we continue our push to develop and refine Congress.gov. There were email alerts added in February, treaties and better default text in March, the Federalist Papers and more browse options in May, and accessibility and user requested features in July. With this October update, Senate Executive Communications from THOMAS have migrated to Congress.gov. There is an About Executive Communications page that provides more detail about the scope of coverage, searching, viewing, and obtaining copies.” (via In Custodia Legis)

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Decisions in Judicial Misconduct Cases to be Posted Online

“U.S. courts will publish the outcome of misconduct complaints against judges on their websites, in an effort to “provide for greater transparency,” the federal judiciary’s policy-making arm said Thursday. The country is divided into 12 judicial circuits, each containing a circuit court of appeals and at least one federal trial court. About half of the circuit courts currently publish orders resolving misconduct complaints online; the others make them available to the public only in the office of their circuit clerk, a spokesman for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts said.” (via WSJ)

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Coming Soon to HeinOnline: Religion & the Law

“We are pleased to introduce a a new library coming soon to HeinOnline: Religion & the Law. Consisting of more than 1,200 titles and 600,000 pages, this library provides books, periodicals, and bibliographies that relate to religion and the law. Explore the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of world religion. This collection also includes an assortment of canon law, early constitutions of the church, and rare historical bibles. As we continue to add new material this collection will grow significantly in the coming years.” (via HeinOnline)

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DocketFish simplifies docket research process for law firms

“With the changing needs of the legal industry come new, innovative technologies that aim at making processes more efficient for workers in all aspects of legal. Research can be one of the more time-consuming, laborious processes for counsel, but certain software has been developed to take a stab at streamlining docket research with a new platform. DocketFish has been developed for lawyers, law librarians, paralegals and others, and includes a platform for conducting research quickly and efficiently. The platform employs caching technology to make docket and document retrieval a simple process, and to help law firms avoid costly duplicate download fees.” (via Inside Counsel)

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Four Law Libraries That Fit in Your Pocket

“On-the-go legal research is an important aspect of any law professional’s career. A firm might subscribe to any number of research services, each with different features. The following comparison of popular services’ mobile apps shows how to make the most of each one, whether you’re using a smartphone, a tablet, or even a PC or Mac.” (via ITI)

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