Today Fastcase is announcing their intention to relaunch Law Street Media at the end of 2019. Toward that end they have announced the creation of an advisory board. (Disclosure: I will be a member of that board.) For more than a decade LexisNexis has dominated the legal news market. Nexis was always a strong news
Weekly Round Up – Fastcase Adds Case Alerts; TR Adds Jurisdictional Surveys; Bloomberg Law Ends UK Coverage; New Exhibitors at AAALL — Innovation Survey!
I was traveling this week, so I will provide a summary of some legal information and technology highlights.
Fastcase and Florida Bar Launch Case Alerts
Fastcase which seems to have a weekly product launch or feature enhancement – did not disappoint this week. On Tuesday they announced that in collaboration with the Florida Bar they had launched Case Alerts, a daily report of court decisions in key practice areas. The subscription-only service introduced Florida Family Law Alerts, a daily e-mail summary of family law decisions from Florida courts. Fastcase and The Florida Bar will roll out new Florida practice areas throughout the summer, including business law, real property, probate, trusts, and tax law alerts. Read more at this link.
Thomson Reuters Added Jurisdictional Surveys to Westlaw Edge
On Monday Thomson Reuters announced the release of Jurisdictional Surveys, The press release describes the features as allowing users to “quickly retrieve a customized and relevant compilation of laws across all U.S. jurisdictions on virtually any topic.” My first reaction to Thomson Reuters press release on jurisdictional surveys was to wonder how this feature if different from their 50 state survey offering. I plan to have a demo and will report back on what I learn.
Bloomberg Ending UK Court Coverage
A Bloomberg Law executive explained to me that use of the UK materials had declined and that there were legal …
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Casetext SmartCite Taking on Shepard’s, KeyCite, and BCite – Innovation With a Chance of Disruption
Congratulations to Fastcase and AILA On the Launch of the AILA Law Journal
Late last year Fastcase announced a partnership with the American Immigration Lawyers Association to publish a new biannual publication. Today they delivered on that promise with the launch of the AILA Law Journal. Immigration is a “hot topic” and the first issue of the journal include seven articles written by leading experts. Topics include: the…
Hits and Misses Survey Part 3: Best Analytics Product and Best Analytics Documentation
Westlaw Edge Analytics was voted best new analytics product in the 2018-2019 Dewey B Strategic Hits and Misses survey of DBS readers. Runners Up Included Lexis Context 2nd, Bloomberg Law Attorney Analytics 3rd, Fastcase Docket Alarm 4th and Lex Machina Contracts module 5th place respectively. Gavelytics deserves honorable mention as the product receiving the most …
Terminal Outrage: Results of the 2018-19 Dewey B Strategic “Hits and Misses Survey” Bloomberg BNA Realignment Voted “Biggest Miss”
The major takeaway from the 2018-19 Dewey B Strategic Hits and Misses Survey is that consumers of legal information regard 2018 as “a miss.” The problem wasn’t so much the products—although products play an important role in triggering the discontent. The major problem is the behavior of legal publishers. Legal publishing is a mature…
AI in Legal Research – Does Casetext’s “Document As Query” Search Improve Efficiency and Results?
Today Casetext released a study it commissioned which by attorneys at the National Legal Research Group Inc.Study is titled “The Real Impact of Using Artificial Intelligence in Legal Research.” But is that really what the study is measuring? I think not. While some of the conclusions may be valid – I have a…
ALM Releases 2018 Survey on Library and Knowledge Professionals: Intelligence, Analytics and AI Dominate
ALM Legal Intelligence has released the 2018 Survey of Law Firm Knowledge Management, Library and Research Professionals.
It appears that most of the largest firms opted out of this survey or missed the deadline to participate. The median law firm size of participating firms was down from 500 attorneys in 2017 to 376 in 2018…
Full Court Press and AI Sandbox: Fastcase and the Art of the Game Change – A New Era in Fair Pricing in Legal Publishing?
A small patch of Silicon Valley thrives in downtown DC. I have the good fortune to work one block from the Fastcase headquarters — a modest brick building off a street book-ended by the National Archives and the Smithsonian’s Portrait Gallery. I spent a recent afternoon surrounded by the hipster and need I say young Fastcase editorial team. Although Fastcase pioneered visualization tools for case law research; is currently promoting an AI sandbox and recently acquired analytics start-up Docket Alarm, I was in their office to discuss PRINT. Yes –Books and Journals made of paper.
Fastcase co-Founder and CEO Ed Walters, not only runs Fastcase, but he also teaches robotics at Georgetown Law and is a regular on the the Legal Tech innovator speakers circuit. He is also what I like to call a “font geek!” He can go into a swoon over a great type font. He found a sort of soulmate in Steve Errick, the new COO of Fastcase, who is the son of a typesetter, a former legal publishing exec (Thomson Reuters, Lexis, Wolters Kluwer), who owns both a private publishing company Twelve Tables Press and a country bookstore Book and Leaf in Brandon, Vermont.
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Breaking News: Fastcase Adds Federal and State Docket Analytics Through Acquisition of Docket Alarm
Today Fastcase is announcing the acquisition of innovative docket analytics provider Docket Alarm. Over the past few years, Fastcase has been rapidly transforming itself from being a reliable “low cost” online research provider of primary law into a serious contender to erode upstream market share from the mega-platforms Westlaw, LexisNexis and…