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In ‘digital-first strategy,’ National Law Journal will switch weekly newspaper to monthly magazine

The National Law Journal announced on Thursday that it is introducing a monthly, glossy magazine that will enhance its daily online stories.

The announcement means that the National Law Journal…

Legal publication the Recorder shifts to all-digital format

The Recorder, a San Francisco-based legal publication published by ALM, is switching to an all-digital format.

The Recorder’s weekly print newspaper will no longer be published, according to a

Sarah Glassmeyer: Opening a window on closed data

Sarah Glassmeyer has spent the past year as a research fellow at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, studying how government publishes law. And how little is available to the taxpayers…

Dewey B Strategic’s Jean O’Grady leads lawyers through the tech maze (podcast)

Most people see librarians as the quiet personification of technical obsolescence. Jean O’Grady is out to change that.

Far from sitting in a dusty room full of outdated books and…

Digitization of Harvard case law library will show court patterns and trends

The Harvard Law School library has approximately 40 million pages of case law, which is currently being digitized and scanned so the public can view it for free.

It’s the…

As governments open access to data, law lags far behind

From municipalities to the White House, governments are launching open data projects—but the judicial branch is falling behind.

Such was the opening, frustrated message of “Public Service Legal Technology…

Job-killing legal technologies? They only look that way

It is stunning how quickly technological advances become a ‘natural’ part of our landscape. In the mid 1990s, Richard Susskind was being labeled “dangerous” and “possibly insane.” His heresy?…

ABA committee recommends tougher, simpler bar passage accreditation standard

An ABA committee has voted to recommend the adoption of a tougher but simpler bar passage requirement in the law school accreditation standards.

Under the proposed new standard (PDF),…

Outsourcing company will open office in law school library

Suffolk University Law School has found a use for some unused space in its law library.

Legal outsourcing company Integreon will create an office there and pay students to work…

Former law librarian sues Texas school, alleging racial, gender discrimination

A former law librarian at South Texas College of Law is suing the Houston school for alleged racial and gender discrimination.

Joseph Kelly Plumbar, who is black, claims that three…

Yale law librarians dispute ‘wildly erroneous’ claim on Bluebook’s origin

It’s ironic, according to Yale law librarians, that The Bluebook style manual fosters accurate legal citations while the tale of its origin is “wildly erroneous.”

The librarians—Fred Shapiro and Julie…

ABA committee for third time proposes eliminating ban on academic credit for paid externships

For the third time in less than two years, an ABA committee has proposed lifting the ban in the law school accreditation standards on students receiving academic credit for paid…

Fastcase acquires rival legal-research company Loislaw

Legal research company Fastcase has acquired the competing service Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer.

In a Monday post on his blog LawSites, Bob Ambrogi reported that the transaction is an…

EEOC: Female law profs at the University of Denver are underpaid, violating the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined that the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law is violating the Equal Pay Act by paying its female professors less than males.

Attorneys partner with public libraries to reach underserved clients
Libraries have evolved from their original function as repositories for books into full-fledged community centers. So it's not surprising that libraries have also become impromptu law offices where local residents can have access to legal services in a more convenient, less imposing setting than other book-lined sanctuaries.

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