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
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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makeover. Over the past few weeks Fastcase has been rolling out Fastcase
7 to the 27 bar associations which provide Fastcase to their
members. Tomorrow they are launching Fastcase 7 for
law firm subscribers. I have watched Fastcase grow from a beta
platform to a serious legal research
Late last year, Thomson Reuters re-branded themselves as “The Answer Company.” Well they better be ready with some really good answers because they are about face a barrage of incoming questions.
What Happened? After Thomson Reuters upgraded their PDF image conversion process in November 2014, a very small percentage (.05%) of the total cases loaded between November
On February 17, 2011 I launched Dewey B Strategic with a post entitled “Vendor Sourcing: Thinking the unthinkable as a strategic alternative to outsourcing.” It is hard for me to believe that 5 years have passed. I may not have had any readers that day, except for the generosity of Greg Lambert of Three Geeks and a
Information Provocateur published an important new study outlining the
substantial shortcomings of “free” digital, legal information in the United States. Glassmeyer has spent the past year as a Fellow at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab and has produced what I believe is the first comprehensive census on
2015 was a year of innovation and acquisition in legal publishing. Watson continues to intrigue law firms and legal publishers. New platforms, new alignments, new identities, , new environments and new tools for powerful insights dominated the legal market.
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So Little Paper to Chase In Law Firm’s New Library about the
transformation of Kaye Scholer law library from print to digital. The law library community was universally outraged
that the author was 1) completely surprised that law
ago that BloombergBNA announced the
release of their new Banking Law platform. Today
they announced the release of Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise
which is now available to all Bloomberg
Law subscribers in the Bankruptcy Practice Center. David
Perla, President of Bloomberg Legal stated in