Research Hack: WHATTHEHELLIS Ravel

Research Hack: WHATTHEHELLIS Ravel

RAVEL is a start-up incubated at, and spun off from, Stanford Law School in 2012. It’s mission is to make legal research easier, faster, and more intuitive; and to be a lawyer’s first stop for  research, providing tools to find…

Reserach Hack: PushLegal

Reserach Hack: PushLegal

Since HTML made it possible to read something, leap to its source, then seamlessly jump back, legal research hasn’t been the same. Today lawyers take it for granted that without leaving their desks they can opt for immediate access to…

Research Hack: Tabulaw

Research Hack: Tabulaw

Cast your mind back to 1999: Westlaw and Lexis were the only games in town. If you wanted electronic research you had to be corralled in an expensive, proprietary sandbox that charged by the minute. Free, web-based legal research sites…

2011 - the Year in E-mail

2011 – the Year in E-mail

I don’t get away much. But last year over Christmas I headed to sunny Florida where I … looked for cool apps online. I know: I have a problem. On the upside, my search revealed several really interesting applications like Tout, which monitors…

SellanApp … that gives me an idea!

Ever feel that if only you had the right tools, backing, money, time, background, education, encouragement and inspiration, you could build a killer app? I used to think so; especially when I learned about efficient use of widely distributed human…

GrexIt Take 2

A few weeks ago I posted a video introduction to knowledge-management application GrexIt. Many people apparently want to know more, so here is a synopsis of what this free tool can do. GrexIt works on the principal that vital information is often…

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