Posts Tagged: Legal communication

Project IMPACT: Two New Reports

Two new reports were issued in June 2011 by the EU-funded Project IMPACT : Integrated Method for Policy Making Using Argument Modelling and Computer Assisted Text Analysis: A report on the Argument Analysis, Tracking and Visualisation tool (AVT) (specifically, a report “describ[ing] the requirements analysis and specification, as well as the construction plan” for this… Read more »

Legal Informatics / Legal Communication Papers @ ICA 2011

The following legal informatics or legal communication papers were presented at ICA 2011: The Conference of the International Communication Association, held 26-30 May 2011, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (Click here for the full conference program. If you know of other legal communication or legal informatics papers presented at the conference, please feel free to mention… Read more »

McDonald on mLegal: Mobile Legal Technology for Developing Nations

Sean Martin McDonald, Esq., of Frontline SMS and Frontline SMS: Legal, has published The Case for mLegal, Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, 6(1), 41-62 (2011), doi: 10.1162/INOV_a_00057. (Click here for an open access version of the article.) Here is a summary: While there are a number of obstacles [facing citizens of developing countries] to accessing legal… Read more »

Goyal on Technology, Access to Justice, and MyLegalBriefcase

Monica Goyal, J.D., M.Sc., of MyLegalBriefcase gave a presentation on technology, access to justice, and MyLegalBriefcase at the “Startups in the Law” panel at NELIC 2011: The New and Emerging Legal Infrastructures Conference, held 15 April 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, in Berkeley, California, USA. In her presentation,… Read more »

Applications Invited for State Justice Institute Grants

Applications are invited — with submission deadline of 1 February 2011 for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011 — for grants offered by the State Justice Institute (SJI). SJI offers grants to fund improvements in justice administration in U.S. state courts. Grant categories of interest to the legal informatics and legal communication communities include… Read more »

New Law-Related Citizens’ Participation Project: Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review

The Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) is a recent, notable, law-related, citizens’ participation effort. The CIR convenes a representative group of Oregon citizens to devote one week to learning about, deliberating about, and voting on a proposed Oregon ballot initiative. Statements expressing the group’s votes, and the stated reasons for their votes, are then included… Read more »

Stromer-Galley et al. on Deliberative e-Rulemaking Decision Facilitation: Challenges to Enacting Real World Deliberation

Professor Dr. Jennifer Stromer-Galley of the University of Albany Department of Communication, Professor Dr. Peter Muhlberger of the Texas Tech University Center of Communications Research, and Nick Webb of the University at Albany Institute for Informatics, Logics and Security Studies, presented a paper entitled Deliberative e-Rulemaking Decision Facilitation: Challenges to Enacting Real World Deliberation, at… Read more »

Deckert, Stern, & Sack on Enabling Peer Review of Expert Testimony Within Government Proceedings

Mark Deckert, Abram Stern, and Professor Warren Sack, all of the University of California Santa Cruz, presented a poster entitled Enabling Peer Review of Expert Testimony Within Government Proceedings at dg.o 2010: The 11th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, 17-20 May 2010 in Puebla, Mexico. Click here for the poster. Click here for… Read more »