Category Archives: Legal Marketing

The National Library of Medicine presents MedPix®

NLM – “MedPix® is a free open-access online database of medical images, teaching cases, and clinical topics, integrating images and textual metadata including over 12,000 patient case scenarios, 9,000 topics, and nearly 59,000 images. Our primary target audience includes physicians and nurses, allied health professionals, medical students, nursing students and others interested in medical knowledge. The content material is organized by disease location (organ system); pathology category; patient profiles; and, by image classification and image captions. The collection is searchable by patient symptoms and signs, diagnosis, organ system, image modality and image description, keywords, contributing authors, and many other search options. In addition to searching and browsing images and cases, the MedPix® website provides free AMA Category 1 CME credits online. Earn up to 30 minutes of CME with each completed case. We are actively seeking new case contributions….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Announcing An eDiscovery Challenge: Can It Be Done Within Microsoft Office 365?

[Editor’s note: This is a guest post by veteran e-discovery consultants Tom O’Connor, director of the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center, and Don Swanson, president of Five Star Legal.] Nine years is a long time for technology. In 2009, eDiscovery expert Craig D. Ball issued his EDna Challenge, asking eDiscovery lawyers and forensic technologists how they would handle a hypothetical small eDiscovery project on a limited budget. Two years later, Tom O’Connor followed that with his Ernie Challenge, a hypothetical based on a “tweener” case — one bigger than the EDna hypothetical but not a mega-case suitable for the name-brand products that dominate eDiscovery technology. Both challenges garnered significant public exposure and comment. Today we pose a new hypothetical challenge with a twist: the matter in question still has a budget restriction but all relevant data now resides within Microsoft Office 365. Are Office….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Public archives: more relevant today than ever

Policy Opinions Politiques – Jennifer Anderson August 13, 2018. “Public archives represent a democratic vision where all are welcome, ideas circulate, and information is analyzed and diffused for educational purposes. There has been a lot of noise recently about information distortion and its effects on democracy. So what better time to raise the importance of historical literacy and public archives? In gathering and promoting primary source material, archives play an essential role in modelling literacy skills and critical thinking. In analyzing this material and producing modest, reasonable conclusions, researchers aim to understand complex issues and to engage the public in the discussion. These skills are crucial tools in a democracy. For too long archives have been hidden and archivists overlooked. All sorts of unflattering stories have circulated about archives, as if to keep the general public out. Witness the way popular culture has painted the picture:….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Thoughts on Legal Citation and law review article on Citation Literacy

Via Mary Whisner on the GallagherFYI-Writing mailing list: Jennifer Allison, Thoughts on Legal Citation, Et Seq. (Aug. 6, 2018), http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/2018/08/thoughts-on-legal-citation/ Alexa Z. Chew, Citation Literacy, 70 Ark. L. Rev. 869 (2018), http://scholarship.law.unc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=working_papers.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Google’s Search Quality Raters and Algorithmic Changes

If you’ve done any research at all about search engine optimization (SEO) and online marketing for your law firm, you’ve discovered that search engines like Google rely on algorithms to determine what is relevant and important for every given search query. Google, however, knows that these algorithms are imperfect and subject to manipulation by professional marketers. To make sure its algorithms are providing the results that people are looking for, Google pays thousands of people across the globe to enter certain queries into the search engine and give feedback on the results. These people are search quality raters, and are an important aspect of online marketing. Google’s Search Quality Raters Google pays an estimated 10,000 people around the world to, as the job title implies, rate Google’s search quality. Armed with extensive guidelines from Google, these search quality raters perform search queries provided by the search engine and give their….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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