Posts Tagged: Legal information institutes

New Research on the Sustainability of Free Access to Law Initiatives

Isabelle Moncion of Lexum and Mariya Badeva-Bright of the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII), have posted Reaching Sustainability of Free Access to Law Initiatives, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, the authors summarize the key findings of the recently completed “Free Access to… Read more »

Miguel on Free Access to Law in South America

Teresa M. Miguel, Esq., of Yale Law School, Lillian Goldman Law Library has posted The Digital Legal Landscape in South America: Government Transparency and Access to Information, on SSRN, in Legal Information and Technology eJournal. Here is the abstract: The governments of ten South American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay,… Read more »

New Research on Sites that Publish Legal Information for Free on the Web

Isabelle Moncion of the Chair in Legal Information of the University of Montreal, and Lexum, has posted Building Sustainable LIIs – or Free Access to Law as Seen Through the Eyes of a Newbie, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Ms. Moncion describes… Read more »

Legal Information Institute of India Launches in Delhi

On 9 March 2011, The Legal Information Institute of India (LIIofIndia) officially launches in Delhi, India. According to the LII of India Website, subsequent launches are scheduled to occur “in Hyderabad on 11 March, Bangalore on 23 March, and Kolkota on 8 April.” Professor Dr. V.C. Vivekanandan of Nalsar Law University is Director of LII… Read more »

“Accessing Legal Information” Roundtable @ A2K Global Academy Workshop

A report on the roundtable on Accessing Legal Information, at the Access to Knowledge Global Academy Workshop, held 18-19 January 2011 at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, has been posted by Jake Gardener at the Yale Information Society Project. According to the report, the panelists were Mariya Badeva-Bright, Tom Bruce… Read more »

New, Free Open Access to Law Site for India: Legal Information Institute of India

The Legal Information Institute of India: LIIofIndia is now available. Here’s a description from Teresa Miguel of the Yale Law School Library. According to Miguel, LIIofIndia provides free access to full text of primary and secondary legal resources, and: has 50 databases, including over 300,000 decisions from 37 Courts and Tribunals, Indian national legislation from… Read more »

New Report: Free Access to Law: Is It Here to Stay? Environmental Scan Report

A new report on the free access to law movement, entitled Free Access to Law: Is It Here to Stay? Environmental Scan Report (2010) [URL updated 7 March 2011], has been published by a research team including the following members: Project Director – LexUM: Ivan Mokanov Director of LexUM: Daniel Poulin Research Coordinator – LexUM:… Read more »

Video Available for Princeton Open Government Workshop Panels & Law.gov

Videos are now available for all of the workshop panels and the Law.gov panel from Open Government: Defining, Designing, and Sustaining Transparency (POGW), a workshop held 21-22 January 2010 at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). Click here for a summary of the legal-information-related discussion at the workshop.

Conference Report: Legal Information Issues at POGW: Princeton Open Government Workshop

The workshop entitled Open Government: Defining, Designing, and Sustaining Transparency (POGW), held 21-22 January 2010 at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), featured much valuable discussion about legal information. (The Twitter hashtag for the workshop is #pogw. An apparently complete collection of tweets from the workshop is available here. My tweets from the… Read more »