Archive for the “Legal Information Institutes” category

BAILII wins grant from Legal Education Foundation

By Nick Holmes on July 19, 2013

BAILII is one of the first six organisations to win a grant from the Legal Education Foundation which was launched 10 July. The Foundation is the charity established following the sale of the College of Law last year. It has (…)

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Judgment day for BAILII

By Nick Holmes on October 31, 2011

First published by the Society for Computers and Law October 2011 A recent Guardian editorial criticised the status quo in relation to the publication of court judgments and called for more open access. In so doing BAILII came across as (…)

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BAILII: Is free law enough?

By Nick Holmes on October 27, 2011

It is ironic that BAILII, which came into being to free the law, has been called out recently for restricting access to the law. A Guardian editorial in September criticised the status quo in relation to the publication of court (…)

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AustLII case law developments

By Nick Holmes on December 3, 2008

The good people at AustLII have been working on a citator for common law cases and the fruits of their labours can now be checked out at LawCite (Alpha). LawCite is an international case citator and is the first product (…)

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It’s a legal information world

By Nick Holmes on September 6, 2007

The Information World Review Blog posts an interview with James Mullen, Information Officer at CMS Cameron McKenna and author of LI Issues. He speaks for many serious blawgers in saying that his blog has exposed him to many individuals and (…)

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If CanLII can …

By Nick Holmes on March 8, 2007

Steven Matthews at Slaw alerts us to the new CanLII beta site. As well as a smart new design and other features I have not not yet investigated, CanLII now provides RSS feeds for recently added/modified decisions for all courts. (…)

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Developments in legal information

By Nick Holmes on January 4, 2007

First published January 2007 in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Here are some of the key developments in the field of (free) legal information provision in 2006 and some predictions for 2007. The Statute Law Database After a 10-year wait, (…)

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Open Law leading the way

By Nick Holmes on May 8, 2006

The recent accessions page on BAILII shows that a number of leading judgments from the 17th century onwards have recently been added. These are the first fruits of the BAILII/JISC Open Law project which aims to identify significant older judgments (…)

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CommonLII

By Nick Holmes on September 13, 2005

The Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) is the latest addition to the LII family. Launched on 12 September it provides a central point of access to core legal information from the Commonwealth, with 464 databases from 50 countries.

More free law – open access to judgments for legal teaching

By Nick Holmes on May 11, 2005

On 5 May JISC (the Joint Information Systems Committee) and BAILII unveiled the Open Law project which has the potential to transform the delivery of legal teaching and public access to legal materials in the UK. Open Law will focus (…)

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Five Years of Free Law – the BAILII celebration

By Nick Holmes on December 5, 2004

First published December 2004 in Computers and Law Lord Justice Brooke chaired the legendary “Free the Law” meeting at Chatham House in London which gave birth to the body we now know as BAILII. 1 November 2004 saw him again (…)

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