Legal Technologies

RECAP Attempts to “Turn PACER Around”

The American legal profession is not generally known for adopting new technology, setting up open access to laws and legal procedures, or offering things for free.  Internet culture is the opposite: fervently experimental, open, and free/shared whenever possible.  Private intersections of the two have fallen on a continuum, from closed and expensive like Lexis/Westlaw, to [...]

Google Scholar – Free Case Law For Everyone!

Given Google’s dominance in web searches, it seemed it would only be a matter of time before the company entered the legal arena.  This Tuesday, Google added the ability to freely search legal opinions and journal articles through Google Scholar.  According to Google Scholar’s documentation, the website provides state appellate and supreme court decisions since [...]