New Edition Coming!

The second edition is almost here!  I have rewritten and expanded the original text – about 20% longer as well as significantly updated to reflect changes since the first edition came out in 2010 –  and have been reviewing the final galley proofs as we move towards publishing in February.  As we get closer to …

Regional Differences Between Free Legal Sites

The 3 global legal publishers (Reed Elsevier LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer) often have regional sites that provide legal information.  It is surprising, though, the differences in quality of content, layout, and information available.  I recently happened upon Findlaw Australia, a Thomson Reuter’s property.  You can find information about lawyers there, as well as …

Different Perspective: Use Legal Resources Meant for Public

Typically, a lawyer or someone else doing legal research might come at a problem – and look for resources – as a lawyer.  As I outline in the text, that world of information is pretty well-documented.  Some resources are designed to provide a public access point, meaning general public, to encourage non-legal researchers to get …