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open legal data was discussed at yesterday's SXSW panel: 'Your Laws, Your Data: Making Government More Open,' with Molly Schwartz,  +Molly Bohmer, +Rebecca Williams, and Daniel Schuman: 
https://storify.com/richards1000/your-laws-your-data-making-government-more-open-s
A panel entitled "Your Laws, Your Data: Making Government More Open" was held 13 March 2015 at SXSW Interactive 2015, in Austin, Texas, USA.
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new from +Chris Marsden on the openlaws project: Open access to law: How soon? 
http://www.scl.org/site.aspx?i=ed41009
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Catherine M. Dunn and Jane Larrington have posted 'Best Practices for the Authentication of Official Electronic Legal Material':
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2547179
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Eric Branson has posted openlaw: Tools for converting legal documents to Akoma Ntoso, and for analyzing digital legal documents:
https://github.com/esbranson/openlaw/tree/develop
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presentations of projects developed using open legal data, as part of Open Law Project in France:
https://storify.com/richards1000/open-law-project-presentations-11-december-2014
Presentations of technology projects developed as part of the Open Law project were given at an event held 11 December 2014 in Paris. Prizes are scheduled to be awarded at an event to be held 17 December 2014 in Paris.
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+Grant Vergottini and +Ari Hershowitz have made public their new tool, UKLegQuery:  http://goodlaw.xcential.com/ 

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'UKLegQuery is a tool built during the GoodLaw hackathon, organized by [group member] John Sheridan of the UK Digital Service. To use this tool, add a query or select one from the examples dropdown and click 'Submit'. This will return results from an eXistdb-backed legislative database. The tool is backed by an eXist XML database, and currently contains UK Public General Acts (Revised), from the dataset provided as part of GoodLaw. 
UKLegQuery is a tool built during the GoodLaw hackathon, organized by John Sheridan of the UK Digital Service. To use this tool, add a query or select one from the examples dropdown and click 'Submit'. This will return results from an eXistdb-backed legislative database.
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In a post on this blog, Stefania Manzioli distinguishes three uses of taxonomies in law: (1) for research of legal documents, (2) in teaching to law students, and (3) for its practical application. In regard to her first point, she notes that (observation #1) to increase the availability of ...
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+Frank Bennett : Legal Resource Registry: An Open Archive of Law-Making Institutions and Publishing Channels

http://fbennett.github.io/legal-resource-registry/index.html
Legal Resource Registry. An Open Archive of Law-Making Institutions and Publishing Channels. This archive contains structured descriptions of legal resources and the publications from which they can be obtained. To view the descriptions for a given resource and jurisdiction, follow the links ...
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Greg Kempe: The Indigo Legislation Platform:
http://code4sa.org/2015/03/03/indigo-legislation-platform.html
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20-21 March 2015: openlaws Code Camp, Salzburg
http://www.openlaws.eu/
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Carl Malamud's new campaign to free court documents from PACER
http://boingboing.net/2015/01/11/yo.html
PACER is America's all-but-inaccessible public database of court records. Carl Malamud explains the problem—and the solution: you.
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+Frank Bennett says: 'The Legal Resource Registry is now open for updates':
http://fbennett.github.io/legal-resource-registry/
Legal Resource Registry. An Open Archive of Courts and Publishing Channels. This archive contains structured descriptions of courts and reporting services from which their judgments can be obtained. The Registry is extensible: any visitor with a GitHub account can correct errors, or propose the ...
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videos of the presentations of the projects worked on during the 2014 Open Law legal hacking project in Paris:
http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x3hyc5_DILA_open-law-le-droit-ouvert/1
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Une playlist de Dir. information légale & administrative (DILA) (DILA) sur Dailymotion.. Open Law est un programme de cocréation juridique destiné à mettre en valeur le droit ouvert, accompagner globalement l'ouverture des données juridiques et stimuler l'innovation collaborative autour des données juridiques ouvertes.
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Free law founder +Dave Zvenyach wins the 2014 Open Data Pioneer Award, given by the U.S. Open Data Institute  https://usodi.org/2014/12/17/zvenyach/
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list of the projects being worked on as part of the Open Law legal hacking project in France:
http://openlaw.fr/projets-open-law
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http://legislation-gov-uk.surveyanalytics.com/
Thank you for taking part in our online survey. Your feedback is important to us and will help us monitor and improve the legislation.gov.uk website. The survey should take you approximately five minutes to complete. It can be answered entirely anonymously and your responses will only be used ...
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