Articles Tagged with caselaw

Rumors have been circulating for some time now about Project Cobalt, Westlaw’s internal code name for its most significant overhaul since it moved to the Web. Now we know that Project Cobalt’s official name is WestlawNext and that West will formally introduce it to the public on Feb. 1 at LegalTech New York. Recently, West […]

The legal research service Fastcase is preparing to launch an application that will let users research cases and statutes on their iPhones, all for free. The app is awaiting final approval from Apple before it will be available in the App Store. Fastcase granted me an exclusive first look at a pre-release version of the […]

In a post earlier today at Legal Blog Watch, The Google Gorilla Enters the Research Game, I wrote about Google’s announcement yesterday that Google Scholar now allows users to search full-text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state appellate and trial courts. I wrote there about the implications of the announcement, but wanted to post […]

After publishing my head-to-head review comparing Casemaker and Fastcase, I noted in a follow-up post earlier this month the Oregon State Bar Association’s decision to switch from Casemaker to Fastcase and Casemaker’s response to that decision. Now, Laura Orr at Oregon Legal Research offers another perspective on the Casemaker vs. Fastcase debate that she describes […]

Over the summer, I wrote a review (also here) comparing Casemaker and Fastcase. Each of these legal research services markets itself as a member benefit to state and local bar associations. In my review, I said that “both are worthwhile services with many similarities.” But I gave Fastcase the edge for intuitiveness and ease of […]

The legal research service Casemaker has launched a new case-digest service providing summaries of the most recent cases decided by the courts. Called CASEMAKERdigest, this initial roll-out of the service covers only state and federal courts in Texas. Eventually, it will cover all 50 states. The service provides summaries of cases soon after the cases […]

Earlier this month, I published here the letter I received from Steve Newsom, general manager of Lawriter, the company that produces Casemaker, responding to my review of Casemaker vs. Fastcase published in Law Technology News. Because I could not replicate their formatting, I did not publish two attachments to his letter that went into greater […]

[Update 7/20/09: I did not post the attachments to Mr. Newsom's letter because I could not replicate their formatting. Casemaker has now posted those attachments on its own Web site.] In response to my review of Casemaker vs. Fastcase published this month in Law Technology News, I received an e-mail yesterday from Steve Newsom, general […]