Tag Archives: Public access to legal information

Zvenyach: The New Codification Movement

V. David Zvenyach gave a presentation entitled The New Codification Movement, 11 September 2014 for the MIT Legal Physics Research Team, led by Dazza Greenwood. Here are selected notes about the presentation, from the hackpad for the event, written by … Continue reading

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Glassmeyer and Smith: Open law: Technology in service of the rule of law

Sarah Glassmeyer and Pete Smith have posted their new article entitled Open law: Technology in service of the rule of law, forthcoming in Legal Information Management, 14(3) (2014). Here is the abstract: As law librarians we have ready access to … Continue reading

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PACER says large numbers of U.S. federal court documents are no longer available in its databases

PACER, the fee-based information service for the U.S. federal courts, announced recently that large numbers of court documents are no longer in its databases, as of August 10, 2014. Journalist John Hawkinson, citing a source at the Second Circuit, said … Continue reading

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LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco 2014: Results, storify, links, and resources

LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco was held August 15-17, 2014, in San Francisco, California, USA. The event’s Website is at: http://legalsf.startupweekend.org/ The Twitter hashtag for the event was #legaltechSW The Twitter account for the event was @LegalTech_SW Click here for … Continue reading

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LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco, 15-17 August 2014: Links and resources

LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco is scheduled to be held August 15-17, 2014, in San Francisco, California, USA. The event’s Website is at: http://legalsf.startupweekend.org/ The Twitter hashtag for the event is #legaltechSW The Twitter account for the event appears to … Continue reading

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Code4Italy@Montecitorio Open Data Hackathon 2014: Video, storify, and resources

Code4Italy@Montecitorio Open Data Hackathon 2014 was held 16-18 May 2014, with an award ceremony on 24 July 2014, at the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome. The event Website, which includes the program, participant descriptions, and links to data sets, … Continue reading

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Free Law Founders: New group promotes free access to law and citizens’ participation in lawmaking

Free Law Founders — a new organization promoting free online access to law and citizens’ participation in lawmaking — has launched. Here is a description of the group, from the group’s Website: Citizens, technologists and public officials working together to … Continue reading

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