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Does It Pay to Hire a Law Firm Librarian?

Editor’s note: The New Normal is an ongoing discussion between Paul Lippe, the CEO of Legal OnRamp, and Patrick Lamb,…

Meet Marilyn Church, Courtroom Artist Who Depicted Woody Allen and John Gotti

For over 35 years Marilyn Church has sketched the courtroom personas of celebrities such as Woody Allen and well-known criminal defendants including Dapper Don John J. Gotti. And she still…

Price Tag of New LexisNexis Research Tool for Solos Is $175 a Month

LexisNexis has a released a new legal research tool that will cost solo lawyers a flat fee of only $175 a month.

Lexis Advance for Solos was designed specifically for…

$2M Google Grant Puts Struggling Legal Document Access Project in the Black

Yesterday, Public.Resource.Org Inc. had a bottom line of $1,900.40. Money was so tight that the nonprofit’s only full-time staff member, Carl Malamud, called its payroll company this week…

Judge OKs Highrise ‘Superblock’ Plan for Fordham U School of Law

A state-court judge in New York has given the green light to a controversial 25-year campus building plan at Fordham University School of Law.

Under the proposal, which is opposed…

Underdog Bloomberg Goes Toe-to-Toe with Lexis, Westlaw in Legal Info Market

A flat fee of $450 per attorney per month appears to be the ace in the hole for underdog Bloomberg Law as it enters the electronic research market and competes…

Canadian Lawyer Files Suit Claiming Westlaw Has ‘Purloined’ Lawyer Documents

A Toronto lawyer who represents a Canadian engineer alleging he was wrongly accused of terrorism and sent to Syria for torture is pursuing a separate but related suit that claims…

Should UT Change Dorm Named After Law Prof in KKK? Panel Will Study Issue

A University of Texas dormitory is named after a dead law professor who was a Ku Klux Klan leader. But the university doesn’t want to be too hasty in considering…

Kagan’s Civil Procedure Class Was ‘Nothing Short of Terrifying,’ Blogger Says

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is being praised for healing rifts as dean of Harvard Law School, but she also has a tough side, as Above the Law blogger…

Judge Takes Court Docket Offline to Prevent Jurors From Accessing It During Trial

Concerned that jurors might improperly access public information from the online court docket, an Oklahoma judge ordered it taken down for the duration of the trial in a medical malpractice…

U of Texas Launches New Dual Degree Program Focused on Law and Information

A new dual degree program being launched at the University of Texas at Austin will award both a juris doctor degree and a master of science and information studies degree…

DOJ Pays $15M for Legal Research, Including $4M for Pacer

An open records advocate contends that a free source of legal documents could eventually save the federal government $1 billion, and he offers the Justice Department as Exhibit A.

A…

Google Offers Legal Research for the Average Citizen—and Lawyers, Too

Updated: Google has announced it is adding a new search function that will find full-text legal opinions from federal and state courts.

Users can go to the Nov 18, 2009 4:11 PM CST

Law.Gov Proposes Open-Source Stash of All Primary US Legal Materials

An ambitious project to create an open-source authenticated repository of all primary legal materials in the United States is being proposed by Law.Gov.

Detailed by Law.Gov, the project…

Bloomberg Is Launching a New Legal Search Engine

After at least two years of development, Bloomberg is getting ready to launch a new legal search engine that could give industry leaders Westlaw and LexisNexis

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