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Forget curating. We should be collannotating.

October 24, 2013

Bob Ambrogi’s post yesterday on Casetext adding crowdsourced question and answers similar to that of Mootus reminded me of last-year’s much hyped Law Genius, I think mostly because I see each of these services attempting to do something very similar: exploring new ways (e.g., points, reputation) to get lawyers and law students to freely annotate primary law. After [...]

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Technology will not make old content, poor writing, or awful structure better or more useful.

June 24, 2013

In the very near future, legal publishers’ front lists are going to explode with new digital titles for your consumption. They will grow by the dozens in every product category, enough to make your head spin, and they will never know the feel of paper. Each title will be increasingly granular, like an ALR annotation [...]

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Digital legal research: solo or collaboration folders?

April 24, 2012

By Jason Wilson From John Barker on the WK Intelligent Solutions Blog: Today’s professional workflows involve teams. Law firms do work on behalf of corporate legal departments. Lawyers and accountants from different practice groups - labor, tax, securities, etc., – work together on behalf on a single client. They share research. Of course, their research activities [...]

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Please, someone, make CALR Threads.

December 7, 2011

By Jason Wilson {I’m republishing this post from 2009 because two years later, nothing. I’m still waiting on someone to do this. Honestly, what good is all of our technology if we can’t take simple HTML and show historical versions of statutes? I swear to God if I ever get my hands on a primary [...]

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How legal citators could suck less.

April 12, 2011

By Jason Wilson As legal researchers, we value citators. When I was in law school, you had to “Shepardize” your cases to determine whether the case was overruled, followed, distinguished, criticized, etc. Many years later, we were introduced to “KeyCiting” cases, which everyone understood to be pretty much the same thing. Now you can use [...]

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