Articles Tagged with crowdsourcing

Above are the slides from my July 20 presentation on crowdsourcing to the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting. When I first suggested the title, I was sure the presentation would be a positive one, demonstrating the ways in which crowdsourcing and collaboration “are changing” legal research. I have long been a believer that […]

As I start to make my way through some of the news I picked up at LegalTech last week, here’s a big one: The start-up legal research site Casetext announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A financing round. The round is led by Union Square Ventures and includes participation by, among others, Thomas H. Glocer, […]

After my post Monday about Law Genius, a crowdsourcing site for posting and annotating legal documents, someone pointed me to this Betabeat piece from 2012 that provides further details on the site’s origins as Rap Genius, its funding from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and its transition from a site for annotating rap lyrics to one for […]

There is something very fitting in the fact that a site that started out deciphering rap lyrics is now turning its attention to making sense of the law. The site, Law Genius, is the newest member of the larger Genius network of crowdsourced community sites, all of which grew out of the original site, Rap […]

Crowdsourcing the law is a concept any number of legal sites have tried over the years, as I’ve written about many times. The idea behind it makes perfect sense. There are lots of very smart legal professionals out there in the world — practitioners, academics, librarians and even law students. If they can be encouraged […]

Environmental Law is one of Casetext’s new communities. It was one year ago that I first wrote here about Casetext, the free legal research site that uses “crowdsourcing” to annotate court opinions. More recently, I wrote about Casetext’s addition of a citator, called WeCite. Now, there is more Casetext news to report. Casetext is preparing […]

This is a summer of legal hackathons here in the Boston area. As I’ve previously mentioned here, The  the ABA Journal and Suffolk University Law School will be cosponsoring a hackathon around the theme of access to justice in conjunction with the ABA annual meeting in Boston. Hackcess to Justice, as it is being called, will be held Aug. 7-8, with […]

WeCite entries for the Supreme Court case Granholm v. Heald. I’ve written both here and for the ABA Journal about Casetext, a free legal research platform that uses crowdsourcing to add annotations and descriptions to cases. As a matter of fact, I’ll be talking about Casetext at ABA Techshow tomorrow as part of a presentation […]

In October 2012, two longtime corporate lawyers announced the private beta launch of Jurify, which they described as the “first mass collaboration platform for lawyers and clients.” The site would focus on using crowdsourcing to enhance access to legal research. “Think of it as a Wikipedia for the law,” VentureBeat reported at the time. “By […]

I wrote not long ago about Casetext, a new legal research site that provides free access to court opinions together with a platform for crowdsourcing references and annotations. I also wrote recently about Mootus, a different kind of crowdsourced research site at which users post legal issues to be “argued” and other users post cases […]