Find it on HeinOnline

Recently, I was tasked with reviewing the series of videos created for HeinOnline’s YouTube channel.  These videos were designed as a crash course in navigating Hein’s extensive collection.  Now, if you’re unfamiliar with Hein, it is a legal database (like Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw) that contains the worlds largest image-based legal research collection and contains more than nine centuries of legal history.  Yes, you read that right, NINE CENTURIES OF LEGAL HISTORY!  Hein has a massive...

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Ross- The A.I. Lawyer

Artificial intelligence is making its entrance into the legal world with the introduction of Ross, advertised as “Your Brand New Artificially Intelligent Lawyer.” Developed by law and computer science students of the University of Toronto, Ross promises to streamline your legal research process so you can “[find] your answers from the law in seconds”. However, the simplicity of Ross’ description does not account for the many questions and concerns it elicits. There are questions of Ross’ legality...

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Electronic Evidence in Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court provides you with a faster and cheaper alternative to other forms of litigation.  The hearings remain informal by forbidding attorney representation and relaxing rules of evidence in order to allow you to present your case in the simplest way possible.    As a result, Small Claims judges tend to allow evidence that would not be allowed in a normal trial. However, while the judge may allow a piece of evidence she must still weigh its credibility.  To put it simply, if the judge...

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