FastCase to Launch “Bad Law Bot”

A heads up that our friends at FastCase are about to launch the “Bad Law Bot” – or as they refer to it, their newest team member! No, this isn’t some evil case law robot sent to do us all harm from the future, but rather a cool enhancement to FastCase’s authority check feature. The Bad Law Bot algorithmically checks

Legal Predictions for 2011

2010 was a busy legal year, especially for free law advocates.  Here are some of Justia’s legal predictions for 2011: Lawyers and legal professionals will continue to embrace free law as fast as our Law.gov movement friends can crank it out.  Free law will continue its dramatic growth, and Justia remains proud to support the efforts of Carl Malamud’s work

Announcing SCOCAL: California Supreme Court Resources & Annotations

Last week marked the formal launch of a new Supreme Court of California resource center, SCOCAL (http://scocal.stanford.edu). SCOCAL is a joint project between Justia and our friends at the Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford and Fastcase. There are lots of cool features in the site and, as ever, I encourage all our readers who are interested in California law

Holiday Gifts For Lawyers: Justia’s List

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there’s still time to get terrific gifts for lawyers and clients.  Here are some of our favs: The Apple iPad —  It’s sleek, small, and über cool. It holds nifty free legal apps like Fastcase to find state and federal statutes and cases and Oyez’s PocketJustice that let’s lawyers listen

App of the Week: Fastcase is Speedy, Convenient, and Free

Do you like free, quick access to case law and codes? Of course you do. What’s not to like? With an iPad or iPhone, you can download the free Fastcase app to research state and federal court opinions, as well as find state and federal codes. That’s right, it costs you and your firm nothing. Nada. Rien. Zilch. You pay