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May 27, 2004

A Better Way to Search FindLaw (via Vivísimo)

Vivismo, a "clustering engine" that organizes search results into clear and hierarchical folders, now provides an interface for searching FindLaw.

Source: BoleyBlogs!

May 26, 2004

Wisconsin Lawyer article on Blogs

There is a nice article on law blogs in the Wisconsin Lawyer by Bev Butula (Vice President of the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin)

The author discusses the nature of law blogs and how reading and creating them can be beneficial to attorneys and law offices.

May 24, 2004

Judges Search Google

A recent article in CNET entitled "Search engines take the stand" reports that judges are turning to Google and other search engines to check facts and look up information in cases--a trend that has some legal experts worried.

Google Alert

I recently discovered a new tool called Google Alert.

You can set up personalized Google searches to run at desired intervals and email you with new search results. It's similar to WestClip or Lexis Eclipse. The free service allows you to monitor up to three different queries. Advanced search features are available. Google Alert in not affiliated with Google

May 20, 2004

Free Wisconsin Legislative Notification Service

Wisconsin Legislative Notification Service, a state legislative bill tracking service is now available from the Wisconsin Legislature. Receive daily or weekly email notification of specified legislative activity including actions affecting a specific proposal, bills introduced by a particular legislator, activities of a specific committee, or introductions relating to a particular topic.

WisBlawg - Check It Out!

WisBlawg is a newly created law blog (a.k.a. "blawg") offering news and information about legal and Internet research sources available in Wisconsin.