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Legal Research Free and Fast! - Web 2.0 Sources

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I was a panelist in the session Legal Research Free and Fast! at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries/Michigan Association of Law Libraries joint conference CALL/ACBD/MichALL 2010 in Windsor, ON, Canada, on May 11, 2010.

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Legal Research Free and Fast! - Web 2.0 Sources

  1. 1. Legal Research Free and Fast! -- Web 2.0 Sources by Connie Crosby Crosby Group Consulting for CALL/ACBD/MichALL 2010 Windsor, Tuesday, May 11, 2010
  2. 2. Law-related Wikis
  3. 3. JurisPedia - worldwide law, legal and political sciences http://jurispedia.org
  4. 4. JurisPedia - http://jurispedia.org or http://wikilaw.org
  5. 5. Wex - from Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School - http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/
  6. 6. SCOTUS Wiki - Supreme Court of the United States wiki of cases - http://www.scotuswiki.com/index
  7. 7. HeinOnline Wiki - http://heinonline.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
  8. 8. HeinOnline wiki - free webinars, training guides & training videos
  9. 9. Lexis Wiki Portal http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/
  10. 10. LN Academic Wiki - user guides, Twitter, podcast & video widgets http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/academic/index.php?title=Main_Page
  11. 11. http://wiki.lexisnexis.com
  12. 12. TwistLaw - case summaries for law students - http://www.twistlaw.ca/
  13. 13. Blawgs
  14. 14. Courts - Supreme Court of the United States - http://www.scotusblog.com/
  15. 15. Academic blogs - http://www.thecourt.ca/
  16. 16. Law Professor Blogs Network - http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/
  17. 17. Law Librarian Blog - cooperative blog http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blog/
  18. 18. Cooperative law blogs - http://slaw.ca
  19. 19. Cooperative blogs - http://www.geeklawblog.com/2010
  20. 20. Subject expert blogs - e.g. Michael Geist http://www.michaelgeist.ca/
  21. 21. Niche practice blogs - http://www.farminjuryblog.com/
  22. 22. Legal publisher blogs - Kluwer Arbitration Blog - http://kluwerarbitrationblog.com/
  23. 23. Practice support - e.g. Above and Beyond KM http://aboveandbeyondkm.com/
  24. 24. Library interests - http://kfmod.wordpress.com/
  25. 25. Law Blog Directories
  26. 26. Canadian Law Blogs List - http://www.lawblogs.ca/
  27. 27. ABA Journal Blawg Directory - http://www.abajournal.com/blawgs/
  28. 28. Justia BlawgSearch - http://blawgsearch.justia.com/
  29. 29. Law X.0 - A Taxonomy of Legal Blogs - http://3lepiphany.typepad.com/3l_epiphany/ a_taxonomy_of_legal_blogs/
  30. 30. Blawg - http://www.blawg.com/
  31. 31. AALL CS-SIS - Law Library Blogs - http://aallcssis.pbworks.com/Law-Library-Blogs
  32. 32. WiseLaw Reader by Gary Wise - U.S. & Canadian legal & political blogs - http://wiselawreader.blogspot.com/
  33. 33. LexMonitor - http://www.lexmonitor.com/
  34. 34. Blog Search
  35. 35. Google Blog Search - http://blogsearch.google.com/
  36. 36. Technorati - http://technorati.com/ - search for blogs
  37. 37. Technorati - search for blog posts
  38. 38. IceRocket - http://www.icerocket.com - blog search
  39. 39. IceRocket - search results
  40. 40. Legal Tweets
  41. 41. LexTweet - http://www.lextweet.com/
  42. 42. Check member lists to see who included in searches
  43. 43. LexTweet search results - “merger”
  44. 44. http://tweetlaw.com/
  45. 45. search tweetlaw tweets - e.g. “merger”
  46. 46. http://www.lawtweet.ca
  47. 47. search results - “merger”
  48. 48. Twitter Search - http://search.twitter.com
  49. 49. Twitter search results across all public tweets - “merger”
  50. 50. advanced search - http://search.twitter.com/advanced
  51. 51. search for hashtags - e.g. #law
  52. 52. Suggested hashtags: • #law • #km • #kmers • #legalIT • #CALL2010 • #AALL2010 • #SLA2010
  53. 53. Legal Networking Sites
  54. 54. Legal OnRamp - http://legalonramp.com - materials for in-house counsel
  55. 55. Legal OnRamp - FAQs in variey of subject areas
  56. 56. Legal OnRamp - Ask an Expert (FAQs)
  57. 57. Legal OnRamp - collaborative spaces by subject
  58. 58. Martindale-Hubbell - now martindale.com
  59. 59. martindale.com - Practice Area Resource Centers
  60. 60. martindale.com - Counsel to Counsel Best Practice Forums
  61. 61. “able to deliver fully tailored intelligence to the desktops of business lawyers worldwide on a daily basis.” Lexology - http://www.lexology.com/
  62. 62. Lexology - search by jurisdiction, work area, firm
  63. 63. Lexology - related content automatically generated
  64. 64. JD Supra - http://www.jdsupra.com
  65. 65. JD Supra - Law Centers - news, analysis, legal documents
  66. 66. JD Supra - Law Centers - filings, decisions, news, analysis
  67. 67. LegalTube - lawyer/client video matchmaking
  68. 68. LegalTube - find lawyer by practice area & jurisdiction
  69. 69. LegalTube - Drug Recalls & Class Action Lawsuits informational video alerts
  70. 70. Thank you! Connie Crosby Crosby Group Consulting http://crosbygroup.ca connie@crosbygroup.ca 416-919-6719
  71. 71. Selected Sources • Nicole Black, Legal Tweets blog http://www.legaltweets.com/ • Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, “Wikis for the Legal Profession,” Law Practice Today, February 2007. http://www.abanet.org/lpm/lpt/articles/slc02071.shtml • Costa Ragas, “Twist Law Wiki for Case Summaries,” Law is Cool, August 26, 2008. http://lawiscool.com/2008/08/26/twist-law-wiki-for-case-summaries/

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