Articles Tagged with Justia

The legal research and information site Justia this week added peer-based lawyer ratings and reviews as part of the Justia Lawyer Directory. The new Justia Lawyer Rating and Reviews is based solely on attorney-to-attorney reviews and is intended to provide clients with valuable insights from peers and colleagues personally familiar with the lawyers’ work, Justia […]

The global legal publisher vLex, LLC and its Canadian partner Compass/vLex Canada are announcing today that they will support the Feb. 23-25 Global Legal Hackathon by offering up to 100 participants the use of Iceberg, an artificial intelligence platform for massive content projects that vLex initially developed to facilitate its own publishing of legal materials and then began […]

Yesterday marked the first day of operation for vLex Canada Open, the first phase of a major new legal research suite for Canada. As I reported last month, Canadian legal publisher Maritime Law Book Ltd. is launching the research suite in partnership with two other legal publishers: vLex, a Barcelona and Miami-based legal publisher that […]

One of Canada’s oldest legal publishers is about to launch what could turn out to be the country’s most cutting-edge and comprehensive legal research suite. Last November, Maritime Law Book Ltd., a Canadian case law publisher founded in 1969, came under new ownership, led by a new CEO, Colin Lachance, the former president and CEO […]

Justia today launched a service providing free, daily summaries of federal and state court opinions. The service,, covers all federal circuit courts of appeal and select state supreme courts. Additional state courts will be added in the coming weeks. The daily summaries provide brief descriptions of each decision and are tagged by area of […]

The next revolution in legal publishing is just around the corner. Starting in 2011, Public.Resource.Org, an organization devoted to putting government documents in the public domain, will begin a weekly release of HTML versions of all slip and final opinions of the appellate and supreme courts of all 50 states and the federal government. The […]

The U.S. legal portal Justia has launched a legal portal for Mexico, Justia Mexico. As Justia does for the U.S., Justia Mexico does for that country, providing legal information and resources for lawyers and consumers, all without cost. The Justia Mexico site provides access to Mexican federal and state constitutions, laws, codes and regulations. Notably, while […]

Two years ago in a post here, I bemoaned the shuttering of The Virtual Chase, a website devoted to enhancing the research skills of legal professionals. Founded in 1995 by Genie Tyburski, a law librarian at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll in Philadelphia, the site was a top destination for legal researchers, until Genie announced she would no […]

Many, many moons ago, from 1995 to 1999, I published the first-ever newsletter to cover the Internet for lawyers, Every year, we doled out awards we called “Best of the Web for Lawyers.” The recipients of these awards were selected by panels of judges that included trailblazers in leading the legal profession online, including […]

I am thrilled to announce that LawSites is moving. The new address for the blog is and the new RSS feed is I hope you will check out the new site. I am particularly thrilled with the new design, which was done for me by the good folks at Justia. The blog will […]

To pull off a $20 billion ponzi scheme, you need a broad web of social and business connections. In the case of Bernard Madoff, the network of feeder funds and sub-feeder funds that funneled investors’ money his way was particularly complex. For a striking visual depiction of this complex network of funds, check out this […]