The American Association of Law Libraries has been supporting free access to Pacer information for nearly two decades. This week they joined with 15 organization and signed a letter calling for passage of H.R. 6714 the Electronic Records Reform Act. In addition to requiring free access to the federal dockets and documents, the legislation
Only weeks after receiving the prestigious 2017 New Product Award from the American Association of Law Libraries, CARA is announcing today the release of a new “Brief Finder” feature.
Casetext’s CARA (Case Analysis Research Assistant) launched with the promise of helping lawyers find the most relevant caselaw. Last August I reviewed CARA in a post:
all the staffing and process efficiencies law
will add two new high-voltage analytics tools: Caselist Analyzer and Motion
Metrics to the Lex Machina platform. These interactive tools will
put customized competitive insights within reach of every subscriber. I
found the variety, flexibility and granularity of Lex Machina’s new
|Big Data Hits a Wall c. J O’Grady|
The disruption of access to court dockets through Pacer has implications beyond the retrieval of dockets and documents.
The Administrative Office of the US Courts announced on August 11th that archival dockets from 5 federal courts would no longer be available through Pacer. I contacted the Office