“LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced it has added the first jurisdictional module – California – to its Web-based practical guidance offering, Lexis® Practice Advisor. The new module provides California attorneys and those serving California-based clients with easy access to jurisdiction-specific practical guidance, checklists, model documents and legal analysis to help them handle transactional matters efficiently and with more confidence. The California module contains original content written and edited by leading attorneys currently in practice in California, capturing the most relevant legal information, analysis and trends in the state.”
via Press Release
“Despite recent improvements, the presentation of information on federal regulations is currently very convoluted: four different government websites present overlapping and incomplete pictures of the regulatory process. Sunlight Labs has been trudging through these sites for months, and we’d like to share what we’ve learned”
via Sunlight Foundation.
“Copyright laws apply to lawyers too. Yet sometimes they seem to forget this seemingly obvious fact.”
A must read for law librarians.
“The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase MarkMonitor®, a global leader in online brand protection. The completion of the acquisition is subject to standard regulatory approvals. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition of MarkMonitor, headquartered in San Francisco, will strengthen the broad portfolio of intellectual property solutions from Thomson Reuters. The addition of MarkMonitor, with its innovative online brand protection technology, to Thomson Reuters best-in-class intellectual property solutions, will result in a suite of efficient and effective end-to-end brand protection solutions to assist customers in securing revenue and reputation. With over 400 employees in five countries, MarkMonitor is a market leader in online brand protection and currently safeguards more than half of the Fortune 100 brands.”
“Thomson Reuters and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business will join forces to offer select Wolters Kluwer current awareness content on Thomson Reuters Westlaw online legal research platforms. The exclusive agreement will add Wolters Kluwer’s current awareness products – daily awareness of breaking legal developments which have been analyzed and contextualized by attorney-editors – to the comprehensive legal research databases, news and tools on Westlaw. The two businesses also will collaborate on current awareness product development.”
via Thomson Reuters
“LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced its next generation legal research solution Lexis Advance™ has dramatically expanded its content and functionality, giving legal professionals superior tools and insights to optimize their research strategy and achieve the most relevant results faster. The new release provides more intuitive and customizable browse-functionality and enhanced mobile access, and also integrates with LexisNexis® Verdict & Settlement Analyzer and LexisNexis® eBooks, helping legal professionals research and analyze results all in one place.”
“Did you know that new regulations are available online before they’re published in the Federal Register? As of this week, we’ve seamlessly integrated these advance, “pre-release”, copies of regulations into Scout, our search and notification platform. Searching through regulations will now often list pre-release regulations at the top of the search results. If you create an alert, we’ll send you a notification as soon as a matching regulation is available online, even if it’s not yet published in the Federal Register. We can do this because of the amazing work of the FederalRegister.gov team, and the treasure trove of government data they publish throughout the day.”
via Sunlight Foundation
“Thomson Reuters today announced the latest version of Thomson Reuters ProViewTM, the leading professional eReader platform. Currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Spain, the new version of Thomson Reuters ProView adds power and functionality for iPad users – as well as public betas of native apps for Android tablet, and Windows and Mac users – to the first eReader platform specifically built from the ground up for professionals, allowing users to interact with legal content on eBooks in entirely new ways.”
via Thomson Reuters
“Well-known is the story of Justice Harry Blackmun hunkering down in the medical library of the Mayo Clinic to research abortion procedures in advance of authoring the 1973 majority opinion in Roe v. Wade. But there’s been an information revolution since then. “Now the justices (and their clerks and their librarians) are flooded with information literally at their fingertips. Social science studies, raw statistics, and other data are all just a Google search away,” writes Allison Orr Larsen, a professor at William & Mary Law School.”
via The Washington Post
“The Congressional Record app now works across all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad). The iPad app has been downloaded over 12,000 times. I’m guessing with this update, that number will go up.”
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