Evaluating free online legal information

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


Legal professionals are able to gather significant legal information from large number of legal books and the access to several major commercial legal information databases. Two of the major commercial legal information databases are LexisNexis from Reed Elsevier and Westlaw from Thomson Reuters that provide significant commercial legal services. The general public has to rely on libraries and government agencies for their commercial legal information. A new organization has been established in the US, which has set up a website, called Public.AResource.Org, to provide free online access to all federal court appellate decisions that have delivered by courts during a period of 60 years. The websites helps general public in acquiring legal information by providing free online services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationOnline (Wilton, Connecticut)
StatePublished - Sep 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications


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