Where legal sources meet technology and their users

Two questions are of importance when discussing legal information retrieval: Where legal sources meet technology and their users and When legal sources meet technology and their users In my opinion, the triad of these building blocks - legal theory, technology and users - has to be taken into consideration when one asks how legal information … Continue reading Where legal sources meet technology and their users

Quote of the month: Keywords and context

Visiting the Annual Nordic Conference in Legal Informatics in Rovaniemi, Finland, I started thinking about the progress that information retrieval technology has made the last 30 years, and remembered the following statement from 1985: The user’s task is simply to find the right combination of search terms to retrieve all and only the relevant documents. … Continue reading Quote of the month: Keywords and context

VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum 2011

This week the VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum took place at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. As last year the conference featured inspiring and innovative speakers and the possibility to meet knowledge managers, lawyers, information specialists, visionaries and all other professionals working within the legal services sector. A summary of the tweets during the conference is available … Continue reading VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum 2011

VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum Legal – 11-12 November 2010

11 November 2010 Annette Magnusson, Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, opened the conference in her role as the chair for the day. She described that there is an unprecedented level of interconnection and interdependency (referring to a survey by IBM on capitalising on complexity). According to a recent … Continue reading VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum Legal – 11-12 November 2010

10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, Durban, South Africa, 26 – 27 November 2009 – Day 2

Day two at the The 10th International "Law via the Internet" Conference, started with a Keynote Address by Graham Greenleaf, Co-Director of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII). Greenleaf outlined eight strategies that can support the aims of the Free Access to Law Movement which include maximizing free access, assisting local organisations and an implied … Continue reading 10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, Durban, South Africa, 26 – 27 November 2009 – Day 2

10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, Durban, South Africa, 26 – 27 November 2009 – Day 1

The 10th International "Law via the Internet" Conference, was held in Durban, South Africa, 26 - 27 November 2009, hosted by Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) The Law via the Internet Conference is an initiative of the Legal Information Institutes worldwide that constitute the Free Access to Law Movement. The principles of the Free … Continue reading 10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, Durban, South Africa, 26 – 27 November 2009 – Day 1