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Category Archives: E-Records

States are getting creative to prepare for the pandemic election

Fast Company – “For all the things that seem to be threatening the integrity of the November 3rd election, states have also done a lot of very constructive things to ensure that things go off fairly and safely, election experts say. Over the past six months, the media and the public have become increasingly concerned… Continue Reading

COVID-19 at the White House – Contact Tracking

In the absence of any accountability, transparency or concern for public health, Peter James Walker – a concerned American – has posted this White House contact tracking data, by event, viz using the open source version of Tableau. “If you have information on contacts to add or adjust please use our Google form.” He has… Continue Reading

How Attorneys Can Benefit from the Use of Public Records

Law Technology Today – “Public records are the backbone of many court cases regarding property, contracts, probate, and torts. Attorneys with savvy assistants can prevail in a variety of cases if they do their homework using public records. And that research can do double duty, uncovering more potential clients with similar issues, expanding one’s client… Continue Reading

Book Review: A Short And Happy Guide To Advanced Legal Research

Via LLRX – Book Review: A Short And Happy Guide To Advanced Legal Research – Nicole L. Black’s review highlights this book’s breadth of coverage and its format, information about a variety of free online tools, including public records databases, newsletters, and encyclopedias, and case law and statutes, fee-based legal research tools, as well as… Continue Reading

Judge orders DOJ to publish info redacted as privileged from Mueller report

The Hill: “A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to publish information redacted from the Mueller report that had been designated as privileged. District Judge Reggie Walton said the Trump administration had failed to justify certain redactions from the report on the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016… Continue Reading

RSS Feeds, PACER, and the Fight for Access to Federal Docket Information

Via LLRX – RSS Feeds, PACER, and the Fight for Access to Federal Docket Information – What is RSS and how do federal courts use it? Rebecca Fordon informs us that courts vary in the types of documents they provide via RSS feeds – only about 70% of bankruptcy courts and 50% of district courts provide… Continue Reading

Collection and Use of Biometrics by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

EFF – “On September 11, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intention to significantly expand both the number of people required to submit biometrics during routine immigration applications and the types of biometrics that individuals must surrender. This new rule will apply to immigrants and U.S. citizens alike, and to people of… Continue Reading

How to Identify a Phishing Attempt and Thwart It

Via LLRX – How to Identify a Phishing Attempt and Thwart It – There has been a huge surge in phishing attacks and swindles during the COVID-19 pandemic as more people are working remotely. The attacks and scams have been perpetrated against businesses and individuals alike. Catherine Sanders Reach talks about the increased importance for… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Data Discovery from Clinical Records

“Welcome to COVID-19 Data Discovery from Clinical Records – your resource for questions and answers about COVID-19, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. We use electronic health record (EHR) data from 12 leading medical centers to answer simple and complex clinical questions related to COVID-19. Because we consult multiple centers, we have a… Continue Reading

Election Night 2020 could go on for weeks just look at the primaries

Washington Post: “If you hope to settle in to watch the Nov. 3 results, you may want to make other plans. During this year’s Democratic primaries, it took days, and sometimes weeks, for the bulk of votes to get counted. Before the pandemic struck, mail-in states like California were already counting slowly. Then the coronavirus… Continue Reading