A few years ago I was listening to Dan Lear speak about something related to changing face of the legal profession, and he said that he didn’t like the phrase “access to justice” because people think about the word justice and they think huge
Outsourcing state law publication to a commercial entity isn’t inherently bad or a guarantee that access to the information will be limited. It does, however, complicate matters because it can mix copyrightable material into state created legal information that is not copyrightable. Related
I’ve made my third attempt at mapping out the various forms and shapes of meaning for when someone is talking about New Law or Alt Law. I added in virtual law firms, which I cannot believe I forgot since that was one of my first exposures to the changing world of legal practice due to technology.
Before you can know what the law is, you have to know where the law is. Sure, there’s myriad databases and publications available for any given corpus of laws, but what if you want “the official” version of the law? That should be pretty easy to determine
After thinking about it for a bit and incorporating suggestions from others, I’ve taken another stab at mapping out New and Alt law. I’ve also gotten a little bit better at the mapping software. As always, everything I produce here is Creative Commons licensed, so feel free to share/remix/reuse