8 Great Legal Research and Writing Resources and Blogs

Einstein once said “if we knew what it was we were doing, it wouldn’t be called ‘research,’ would it?” The following blogs about legal research and writing will help shorten the time it takes to get from research to knowledge:

  1. Adams Contract Drafting provides practical posts about contract drafting, language and contract automation, as well as critiques of the various available document assembly systems.
  2. Briefly Writing provides valuable detailed articles covering issues related to writing appellate and complex trial court briefs.
  3. eDiscoveryDaily offers tips on conducting electronic discovery, data searches, management techniques and new e-Discovery technologies.
  4. InternetForLawyers covers the plethora of low-cost and free investigative and legal research tools available on the Internet and provides tips and tricks for getting great results when using Internet search engines with a focus on Google.
  5. Legal Research Plus posts are penned by the law librarians who also happen to be the legal research instructors at Stanford Law School who cover what they know and continue to learn “about the ins and outs of legal research.”
  6. LLRX is a web journal  that covers legal research and technology topics and resources relevant to librarians, lawyers and law firms. Its companion beSpacific blog has been posting articles on accurate, focused research about law, technology and knowledge discovery since 2002 and offers a searchable database of 32,000 postings.
  7. MyCase blog posts provide practical legal management tips, tricks and suggestions ranging from cloud storage to rainmaking for today’s legal professionals.
  8. Witnesseth provides “insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.”
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About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Library Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Ms. Niemeier received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1986 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1981. Ms. Niemeier has held multiple professional leadership positions in local, regional and national library associations. She frequently speaks at professional association conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Niemeier has authored multiple articles and seminar publications.
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14 Responses to 8 Great Legal Research and Writing Resources and Blogs

  1. Nicole Black says:

    Thanks so much for including the MyCase blog on this list! We’re really honored!

  2. Nate Cade says:

    MyCase is awesome. Say hello to my classmate, John Millspaugh. Go Blue!

  3. Cheryl Niemeier says:

    A quick note to also mention the companion daily blog to LLRX.com beSpacific.com, both of which are ably managed by Sabrina Pacifici.

  4. Good selection of legal research blogs. There are many blogs produced by Law Librarians, and most of them deserve gratitude from searches of good legal research content.

  5. Thanks for mentioning Internet For Lawyers. I see we graduated from the same library school–but I was about a decade before you. I really like Robert Ambrogi’s Lawsites blog.

  6. I appreciate you listing my blog, Briefly Writing. Hope my advice is useful to others.

    • Cheryl Niemeier says:

      You’re welcome Mike! I find your blog to be of high quality and it has very useful and current posts.

  7. Greg says:

    Legal Research Plus is an excellent resource. I am also going to visit a few of the others you listed.

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  10. Alfonso says:

    Howdy! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Keep up the outstanding work!

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