Author Archives: Cheryl Niemeier

About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Knowledge & Research 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.

What’s in an Answer on Westlaw and Lexis Advance?

Following, albeit rather slowly on the heels of Westlaw Answers which launched in February 2016, Lexis recently released Lexis Answers. Both are designed to help the legal researcher get quick answers to simple legal questions. Specifically, Westlaw Answers provides: Specific … Continue reading

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Is it Wise to Bury Your Head in the Sand? 3 ABA Tech Competence Rules Suggest No!

An Ostrich has good reason to “bury” it’s head in the sand, and not because it’s frightened or trying to avoid something. So unless you’re an ostrich who purposefully “buries” their head in the sand, doing so is risky and … Continue reading

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3 Password Management Apps: Reduce Hack Chances

The recent Lawyerist.com post How to Secure Legal Documents reveals just how quick and easy it is to crack weak passwords and is a call to action for everyone to evaluate their “password hygiene” habits! The old saying “the best … Continue reading

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Legal Bloggers: Sources for Images

Do you want to give your posts and articles a fighting chance to be noticed and read? Research has shown that Blog posts with images garner more attention and have a higher click-through rate. Searching for photos or images for … Continue reading

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New Legal Research Site on the Block

In an already crowded field, CourtListener, the newest free legal research website in town, impresses with its repositories of millions of legal opinions, thousands of judge reports (primarily directory type information), an audio collection of  oral arguments, and millions of … Continue reading

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LegalBoard, Echo, and Fake News!

LegalBoard is a first of its kind computer keyboard designed by lawyers for lawyers/legal professionals. Via simply plugging LegalBoard in and pressing a button you are switched to legal mode which lets “you add track changes, comments, and common legal … Continue reading

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Trends and Players in the Legal AI World

Since my last post, Artificially Intelligent Lawyers, Oh My! a lot has happened in the world of artificial intelligence technology (AI). In this post, we’ll explore the uses, latest developments, advantages of AI adoption by law firms, and take a … Continue reading

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