Posts Tagged: Public access to legal information Wins UK Public Sector Digital Award, the UK’s official free and open online legislative service, has won the UK Public Sector Digital Award for “Best example of ICT-enabled innovation and enterprise,” according to a 20 January 2012 announcement on The National Archives Website. Please join me in congratulating John Sheridan, creator and administrator of, and a member of ourRead… Read more »

LVI 2012: Law via the Internet Conference

LIV 2012: The Law via the Internet Conference — the international conference of the legal information institutes and the free-access-to-law community — will be held October 7-9, 2012 at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. The submission deadline for proposals is 15 March 2012. Here is the preliminary conference announcement, from Tom Bruce, DirectorRead… Read more »

Moore on Researching U.S. State Legislation

David Moore of the Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF) — and a member of our community — has posted Researching U.S. State Legislation, on the VoxPopuLII blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Mr. Moore discusses, a new, free, open, citizen engagement and transparency service forRead… Read more »

Bintliff on the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act

Professor Barbara A. Bintliff of the University of Texas School of Law has posted The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act Is Ready for Legislative Action, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Professor Bintliff — who is the Reporter for the Uniform Electronic LegalRead… Read more »

Relaunch of Juricaf: Database of Francophone Supreme Court Decisions

Guillaume Adreani of L’Association des cours suprêmes judiciaires francophones (AHJUCAF), has announced the re-launch of Juricaf, a database of francophone supreme court decisions, available on the Web, free of charge. The database includes a total of more than 700,000 full text decisions, from 46 nations. Click here for dates of coverage and statistics on theRead… Read more »

Rickard-Clarke on Access to Justice and Legal Information in Ireland

Commissioner Patricia T. Rickard-Clarke of the Law Reform Commission of Ireland has published The Irish Legal System, Law Libraries and Legal Information: Access to Justice: Accessibility, Legal Information Management, 11(3), 159-164 (2011). Here is the abstract: Patricia T Rickard-Clarke writes on the complex issues relating to access to justice for the citizens of Ireland. HerRead… Read more »

DPLLA: Digital Public Law Library of America

Interesting tweets about a proposed, free, and open Digital Public Law Library of America ( #DPLLA ) started/inspired by @emasters @johnpmayer @jpalfrey @kenhirsh . (Elmer’s #OccupytheLaw tweet immediately preceded this thread.) See especially Dean Palfrey’s chair lecture and article.

Slides Available for CTC 2011: Court Technology Conference

Slides are available for many of the presentations given at CTC 2011: The 2011 Court Technology Conference (Twitter hashtag #ctc2011), held 4-6 October 2011 in Long Beach, California, USA. The presentations included: Dean Peter W. Martin of Cornell University Law School on Abandoning Law Reports for Official Digital Case Law; James E. McMillan of theRead… Read more »

A Flurry of Innovation: An Update on Free Law

My new post, entitled A Flurry of Innovation: An Update on Free Law, has been published at, Canada’s online legal magazine. The post — which highlights work by several members of our community — summarizes recent developments in free access to law, open legal government data, eParticipation, and legislative information systems, as well asRead… Read more »