As fall associates settle into the reality of legal practice, I am taking the opportunity to share a variety of research “best practices.” These rules can be applied across all environments: law firm, corporate, public service and government. New associates are facing the messy reality of needing to harness legal and factual issues that need
Fastcase 2023 Roadmap Includes New Citator Called “Cert”
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Lex Machina Launches Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Module.
Lex Machina and LexisNexis announced today that it has officially released a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Module, which provides Legal Analytics for over 115,000 Chapter 11 proceedings. It’s been a long time coming. Ever since they launched their Bankruptcy Appeals Analytics in 2017, customers have be wondering when Chapter 11 analytics would launch. Hooray! That day is here.
Excellent timing given the fragile state of the economy. Recessions has historically been a boon for Bankruptcy and Finance practices. The Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Module includes the entire docket in any bankruptcy proceeding filed after 2009 in a United States Bankruptcy Court under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Like other Lex Machina modules, the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Module provides insights into judges, courts, debtors, creditors, creditor committees, and trustees involved in Chapter 11 proceedings over the last 13 years.
The Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Module incorporates special features such as filters for cases involving business debtors, voluntary petitions, and confirmed plans. It also incorporates an extensive collection of practice bankruptcy specific document tags to filter …
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The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Publishes Guide to US Primary Law Online
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has published a new legal research resource for information professionals—law librarians, legal information professionals, and public librarians.
The new resource, Online Legal Information Resources (OLIR) provides links to primary resources for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, the U.S. Federal Government, and Canada.
The resource was developed by the AALL Advancing Access to Justice Special …
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Guess Who’s Coming to AALL! 14 First Time Exhibitors Offer Business Intelligence, Workflow, KM, IP, Transactional, Litigation and International Solutions
There is no question that the most exciting place at AALL is the Exhibit Hall. Connect with old friends, schmooze with vendors, learn about exciting new features and products. 2022 is the first live, post pandemic AALL conference. I am anticipating that a highly energized crowd will be streaming through the exhibit hall. I…
Legal Research Platforms Customer Service Survey – Customer Support in a Freefall
60% of DBS Survey Responders Say Legal Research/Tech Company Customer Support Has Declined in Past 10 Years.
In March I conducted a reader survey to explore the current state of customer service in the legal publishing and technology market. The Survey was open from March 3rd to March 11th. The reader response was somewhat overwhelming. Not only did 169 readers respond to the 5 question survey but the majority of responders took the time to provide thoughtful responses to open ended questions about the improvement or decline in service.
I was inspired to conduct this survey by my own observations of and participation in the legal information and technology market from its infancy in the 1980’s when online caselaw was an adjunct to print — through today’s market where text has been transformed into data,…
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Lexis Offers Westlaw Users 24/7 Support Through January 17th When Westlaw Resumes Full Service
On January 3rd, I posted a story about Thomson Reuters’ decision to move attorney research support to a “core business hours” model and eliminate 24X7 research assistance. Execs at TR must have gotten whiplash when they threw the policy into reverse on January 5. However they announced that 24X7 hours wouldn’t be resumed until January…
Cheetah’s Out VitalLaw’s In – Wolters Kluwer Launches New Dashboard and Content and Public Website
Today marks the official launch of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US VitalLaw platform. Last week I posted about the practical impact of this change on law librarians and knowledge managers. VitalLaw offers a new and expanded version of Cheetah. Customers will benefit from a new dashboard; comprehensive federal and state laws and regulations for…
What’s New at Casetext: Parallel Search and “Do it yourself” Neural Networks
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Look Inside Your Opponent’s Brain – Lexis Launches Context Attorney Analytics