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Users Ask Federal Courts to Improve PACER Document Access System

Led by a librarian from Stanford Law School, users are petitioning the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in an effort to seek improvements in the PACER court…

Library of Congress to Archive All Sotomayor Confirmation Tweets

The Library of Congress intends to compile all tweets about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor during the confirmation process.

The LOC announcement was made—where else?—in a tweet today on…

CasemakerX: New Social Network for Law Students

A new social network for law students has been announced by Lawriter, a subsidiary of Collexis Holdings Inc.

The free CasemakerX site will be launched this fall, as…

Advocacy Groups Among Contributors to New Legal Docs Database

About 200 lawyers and legal organizations have contributed legal documents to a website that launched at the end of February.

Contributors to the site, JDSupra.com, include the Electronic…

Law Firms Downsize Libraries, But Still Need Them

With the advent of Internet legal research, law firms have downsized their law libraries. But they still need them for some purposes.

Among them: providing a repository for materials that…

New Public Website for Lawyers: ‘Give Content. Get Noticed.’

Two years ago, as attorney Aviva Cuyler was working late, night after night, drafting and responding to motions in a demanding case, she had a brain flash.…

Reed Elsevier to Buy ChoicePoint for $4.1B

Legal publisher Reed Elsevier has announced an agreement to buy database company ChoicePoint Inc. for $4.1 billion in cash.

Reed…

Thomson Gets Antitrust Approval for Reuters Purchase

The U.S. Justice Department and antitrust regulators in Europe have approved legal publisher Thomson Corp.’s $17 billion acquisition of Reuters, provided that the company sells certain financial…

WSJ Law Blog Writer Passes Torch

Peter Lattman is passing the torch as the primary author of the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.

After two years on the assignment, he is moving to another beat at…

Blawg 100 Like TypePad & Blogger

Many of the law blogs listed in a recent ABA Journal cover story featuring 100 such sites reportedly used the same software and platforms.

TypePad and MoveableType,…

Fee Arb Bars Legal Malpractice Suit

A divorce client who unsuccessfully contests her matrimonial counsel’s bill in arbitration can’t then turn around and sue for malpractice over the legal fees the law firm charged her, a…

Death Detective Extraordinaire Aids South Florida Researchers

Those who need details about a little-known death long ago in or around Miami, Florida, may be some of the luckiest information-seekers in the country.

A local volunteer has compiled…

Leaks and Mold Plague Newer Law Library

The University of Connecticut’s law library is only 11 years old, but trustees say it has an unstable granite façade, chronic leaks, a rusty frame, and moldy walls and carpets.

Public Access ‘Robin Hood’ Wants Case Law Free

Public information crusader Carl Malamud is the latest of a growing number of individuals who are looking for a way to make court decisions more accessible to the general public.

Librarians Do More Rainmaking

Librarians at big law firms are spending more time on rainmaking, increasing their prominence and influence with the lawyers who employ them.

Sixty-three percent of law librarians at Am Law…

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