A Guide to Print and Electronic Sources
Author: David Pester
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 3795Given the vast amount of legal information available, it is sometimes very difficult - and certainly very time consuming - to know where to start looking for the specific information you require. This book, covering the most up-to-date information sources (printed and electronic), helps guide the reader towards the information they need. It is an accessible and easy-to-use directory of legal information sources for librarians, lawyers, students and anyone needing legal information. The book covers mainly British and European Union law and includes general material and the main subject areas, including online and internet sources. It also lists reference material, such as legal dictionaries and directories. The book is essentially a directory of information sources, with publishing details (including ISBN), and short comments where useful. Electronic sources are mentioned where relevant, with details of scope and any limitations of coverage. Comprehensive and up-to-date (covering electronic sources and important legal developments, including civil procedure and human rights) Covers the massive expansion of information on the web and online services Based on the author’s considerable experience – thus, he has gained a detailed and wide ranging understanding and appreciation of users’ needs and areas of interest
Author: Peter Clinch
View: 6654The guide clearly and concisely shows how to source legal information, and how to deal with legal databases and the need-it-now demands of the marketplace. This second edition has been fully revised and updated, and will include for the first time: Internet addresses for the leading law information sites (both free and subscriber-only), and information on the law publications/Internet sites of the newly formed Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. Contents: Introduction; Finding and using a law collection; The literature of law in the British Isles; The literature of law in selected countries outside the British Isles; Contacts.
How to Find It, how to Use it
Author: Kent C. Olson
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7033"This book looks not only at 'the law, ' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].
Author: Loyita Worley
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 3973The second edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and some new contributors, to provide current best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service. Each of the chapters is updated to reflect general changes in law libraries and their users in the past seven years. In particular, the handbook covers new information technologies, including social networking and communication. New chapters also focus on the key topics of outsourcing, and the impact of the 2007 Legal Services Act. The second edition of this valuable handbook continues to be an important professional reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information services, and will help them with the challenges they face in their work every day.
Author: Yvonne J. Chandler
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
View: 9550Looking for a resource that will help you inexpensively and quickly find answers to common and challenging legal questions, research judicial opinions and precedents, and access the text of just-passed legislation? This guide provides information about the spectrum of legal and regulatory information available on the Internet, tells how to find each resource listed, and provides a critical analysis of each. Attorneys, information professionals, students and researchers can turn to this resource for guidance through the maze of legal Internet resources at the federal, state and local levels.
Advanced Technology in the Legal Domain, from Challenges to Daily Routine
Author: Arno R. Lodder,Anja Oskamp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
View: 9127The area of Information Technology & Lawyers is a fascinating one. Both from a practical and an academic perspective the opportunities of applying Information Technology to law are tremendous. At the same time, however, lawyers are amongst the most conservative professionals, and traditional late adapters of technology. Nowadays the gap between Information Technology & Lawyers is closing more and more, in particular due to the Internet and the richness of legal sources that can be found online. This book provides material to further bridge the gap by showing people with a legal background what is possible with Information Technology now and in the near future, as well as by showing people with an IT background what opportunities exist in the domain of law. Any lawyer should read this book about the current practice of IT in the legal domain, and what is to be expected in the near future. The book is meant for both practitioners and academics, and can serve in any (post)graduate courses on computer science, law, business, etc. The editors Arno R. Lodder and Anja Oskamp are both affiliated to the Computer/Law Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and before co-edited books on IT support of the Judiciary, as well as the first two editions of the Dutch handbook on IT & Lawyers.
Author: Roger E. Meiners,Al H. Ringleb,Frances Edwards
Publisher: Cengage Learning
View: 7245THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS, Tenth Edition, combines a business-specific focus and an engaging, readable style to provide non-lawyers with a detailed practical introduction to the legal system. With a strong emphasis on the nuts and bolts of the basic legal concepts all business students need to know, the text includes up-to-date examples and realistic situations that are easy to understand and appreciate. Now newly updated and expanded, this popular, reader-friendly text continues to make even complex topics enjoyable to explore and easy to master. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Matthew S. Cornick
Publisher: Cengage Learning
View: 8205USING COMPUTERS IN THE LAW OFFICE, 6th Edition is the ideal book to provide readers with comprehensive, up-to-date information on the use of technology by paralegals in all types of legal organizations. It describes basic computer concepts as well as more complex skills and software programs, with coverage and assignments for Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, AbacusLaw, CaseMap, HotDocs, Discover FY, Tabs3, TimeMap, TrialDirector, and more. Using Computers in the Law Office covers important topics such as an updated discussion of electronic discovery, Internet legal/factual research, legal timekeeping and billing, litigation support software, and case management and docket control software. A variety of other topics are covered including WestLaw Next, Google Scholar, mobile computing, document management, security, ethics, the electronic courthouse and many other trends in legal computing. Each topic is presented in a clear and organized manner that includes many examples of how the software is actually used on-the-job. Detailed Hands-on Exercises ensure that readers will gain practical knowledge of these tools by giving them the opportunity to apply what is presented in the book and to practice using computers to complete legal work. NEW Discover FY demo replaces Summation iBlaze demo. Discover FY is an e-discovery/litigation support tool provided and supported by ILS Technologies. The ILS Technologies Discover FY demonstration version is a full working version of the program. This program demonstration version will not time out. Access the Premium Website to download the new demo. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Daniel E. Rose
Publisher: Psychology Press
View: 2831Many existing information retrieval (IR) systems are surprisingly ineffective at finding documents relevant to particular topics. Traditional systems are extremely brittle, failing to retrieve relevant documents unless the user's exact search string is found. They support only the most primitive trial-and-error interaction with their users and are also static. Even systems with so-called "relevance feedback" are incapable of learning from experience with users. SCALIR (a Symbolic and Connectionist Approach to Legal Information Retrieval) -- a system for assisting research on copyright law -- has been designed to address these problems. By using a hybrid of symbolic and connectionist artificial intelligence techniques, SCALIR develops a conceptual representation of document relationships without explicit knowledge engineering. SCALIR's direct manipulation interface encourages users to browse through the space of documents. It then uses these browsing patterns to improve its performance by modifying its representation, resulting in a communal repository of expertise for all of its users. SCALIR's representational scheme also mirrors the hybrid nature of the Anglo-American legal system. While certain legal concepts are precise and rule-like, others -- which legal scholars call "open-textured" -- are subject to interpretation. The meaning of legal text is established through the parallel and distributed precedence-based judicial appeal system. SCALIR represents documents and terms as nodes in a network, capturing the duality of the legal system by using symbolic (semantic network) and connectionist links. The former correspond to a priori knowledge such as the fact that one case overturned another on appeal. The latter correspond to statistical inferences such as the relevance of a term describing a case. SCALIR's text corpus includes all federal cases on copyright law. The hybrid representation also suggests a way to resolve the apparent incompatibility between the two prominent paradigms in artificial intelligence, the "classical" symbol-manipulation approach and the neurally-inspired connectionist approach. Part of the book focuses on a characterization of the two paradigms and an investigation of when and how -- as in the legal research domain -- they can be effectively combined.
Author: Primary Research Group
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
View: 4323Presents data from a survey of 80 law firm, law school and government law libraries Data is broken out by size and type of law firm and law library. Covers use of internet, databases, print and electronic journals, site licenses for content, CD-ROM, photocopying machines, document delivery services and many other products designed for law libraries.
Legal Ontologies, Methodologies, Legal Information Retrieval, and Applications
Author: V. Richard Benjamins,Pompeu Casanovas,Joost Breuker,Aldo Gangemi
View: 8590by Roberto Cencioni At the Lisbon Summit in March 2000, European heads of state and government set a new goal for the European Union — to become the most competitive knowled- based society in the world by 2010. As part of this objective, ICT (information and communication technologies) services should become available for every citizen, and for all schools, homes and businesses. The book you have in front of you is about Semantic Web technology and law. Law is something omnipresent; all citizens — at some points in their lives — have to deal with it. In addition, law involves a large group of professionals, and is a mul- billion business world wide. Information technology is important because it that can improve citizens’ interaction with law, as well as improve legal professionals’ work environment. Legal professionals dedicate a significant amount of their time to finding, reading, analyzing and synthesizing information in order to take decisions, and prepare advice and trials, among other tasks. As part of the “Semantic-Based Knowledge and Content Systems” Strategic Objective, the European Commission is funding projects to construct technology to make the Semantic Web vision come true. 1 The articles in this book are related to two current foci of the Strategic Objective : • Knowledge acquisition and modelling, capturing knowledge from raw information and multimedia content in webs and other distributed repositories to turn poorly structured information into machi- processable knowledge.
Author: Sandy Fritz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
View: 6668Develop the business skills necessary to succeed in massage therapy with help from respected massage educator and business owner, Sandy Fritz! With a user-friendly approach and comprehensive support tools, this authoritative guide delivers a working knowledge of essential concepts for employees or owners of a massage therapy practice and helps you prepare for the professional challenges that await you in the real world. Renowned massage educator and business owner Sandy Fritz presents a practical, proven business philosophy for success in massage therapy practice. Focus on need-to-know business skills for complete success as an employee or the owner of a massage therapy practice. A companion CD with practice management software provides hands-on experience creating client records, setting appointments, entering documentation, and more. Self-Reflection boxes put concepts into a realistic context through Sandy Fritz’s personal experiences in massage practice. Learning Activity boxes reinforce your understanding and challenge you to apply what you’ve learned in an engaging workbook format. Good Stuff from the Government boxes alert you to helpful government resources and help you ensure compliance with federal regulations. Mentor boxes provide real-world insight and advice from experts in massage and business management for successful practice. More than 200 realistic photos and illustrations clarify concepts and familiarize you with typical practice settings and essential forms, records, office equipment, and supplies. Evolve Resources link you to templates for building resumes, letters, advertisements, forms for documentation, and client histories, plus small business resources, annotated web links, a glossary of key terms from the text, and additional exercises and case studies.
Author: Trevor Harvey
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 7446This is a no-nonsense book, written by a leading authority. It covers the ever-changing role of the information officer and how to survive. It discusses such issues as: what does a law information officer do on a day-to-day basis and the mechanics and processes for supplying information; a practical guide to enquiries and undertaking research; and how to set up and manage an information service. Importantly, the author does not take a ‘dry’ approach to the subject; rather, he discusses the following contentious issues: given the amount of information available on lawyers’ PCs, are information officers really necessary?; when should the information officer undertake the research and when should the lawyer do it; will information officers become redundant as the role of the professional support lawyer becomes more important. In essence, the book analyses the changing role of the law information officer and serves as a practical survival guide. Based on practical, day-to-day experience Jargon free; no ‘high-faluting’ theories Examines the threat (if such it be) of professional support lawyers
Author: Paul Ruschmann,Maryanne Nasiatka
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
View: 2031What sort of rights are entailed in the ownership of private property? Exploring this debate, this objective guide aims to enhance readers' understanding of this pivotal issue.