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  • Documents Removed from PACER Set to Return Says Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)
    09/19/2014 - 11:48
    The Washington Post is reporting that the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) "has a plan to restore online access to documents that were controversially removed in August from PACER, the online system for accessing public court records." According to the post to the newspaper's blog, David Sellers, assistant director for public affairs at the AOC, issued the following statement to the...

  • Google Kills Blogsearch - But Here's How You Can Force Google to Display it
    08/13/2014 - 19:25
    UPDATE, 3/28/16: Since this was originally posted, Google Kills Blogsearch (Again) - But This Time They REALLY Mean It Google Blogsearch is no more. It appears that Google has killed the blog only search database. Requests for the blog-only search interface that used to live at and now return a "page not found" error or redirect to...

  • Searching for Images on Instagram
    08/08/2014 - 13:43
    Instagram is a social networking site focused on sharing images and video. Users can also record and share fifteen second videos. Because Instagram started out as a mobile app, the Web site actually feels a bit like an afterthought–with not very much functionality.          (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/...

  • New York City Bar Association Adds Access to Casemaker Legal Research Resources as a Member Benefit
    08/04/2014 - 07:41
    As noted in Carole Levitt's new ABA book, Internet Legal Research on a Budget (co-authored with Judy K. Davis), forty-eight state bar associations subscribe to legal research databases on behalf of their members as a member benefit. Recently, the New York City Bar Association added access to Casemaker's premium services as a free benefit for their members.      ...

  • Bing Launches Twitter Hashtag Search | But Is It An Improvement?
    06/29/2014 - 15:37
    Bing has launched a new search function that allows users to easily retrieve content from Twitter using either the hash symbol ("#") or the "@" sign as part of your search. While Microsoft has touted its "special relationship" with Twitter (dating back to 2009), this new development does not appear to offer significant improvements beyond the search capabilities of...

  • State Bar of Texas Offers Members More Access to Free Legal Research
    06/28/2014 - 14:34
    Texas attorneys now have free access to the two largest nationwide legal research services - Casemaker and Fastcase - as a benefit of membership in the State Bar of Texas. With this new agreement with Fastcase, Texas attorneys are the first to receive access to both Fastcase and Casemaker as a free benefit of their membership in the Bar.          The State...

  • Google Announces Google Apps News at I/O Conference
    06/25/2014 - 11:59
    Google has made a number Google Apps-related announcements today as part of the keynote presentation at its 2014 I/O conference in San Francisco, including: Google Drive counts 190 million active users over 30 days          "Drive For Work" offers: Encryption of documents intransit and on-server Enhanced administrative controls Audit...

  • ABA TECHSHOW Now Accepting Speaker/Topic Proposals for 2015 Conference
    06/24/2014 - 10:21
    The American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW has opened the submission process for speakers and topics for its 2015 conference, April 16-18 in Chicago.           ABA TECHSHOW is seeking proposals for presentations on trends, techniques and specific tools that will help lawyers in firms of all sizes practice law more efficiently and effectively....

  • How Private is your Facebook Friends List? "Feature" Could be Useful for Investigative Research
    06/09/2014 - 13:36
    Even if you have set your list of Friends on Facebook to the most restrictive privacy setting offered (Only Me), that list may still be visible - dependent on the privacy settings of your Facebook friends. Information security consulting firm CyberInt has reported a work-around that can expose portions of your Friends list to anyone on the Internet by comparing your Friends list to that of a (...

  • As Pennsylvania Bar Association Shifts from InCite to Casemaker, Members Will Discover the Benefits
    05/27/2014 - 11:52
    As noted in Carole Levitt's new ABA book, Internet Legal Research on a Budget (co-authored with Judy K. Davis), forty-eight state bar associations subscribe to legal research databases on behalf of their members as a member benefit. Forty-seven of these forty-eight states subscribe either to Casemaker or Fastcase. Currently, the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) subscribes to InCite. A...

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