August 10, 2010
Who Owns the Law?
An estimated 650 law librarians, law professors, government officials, judges and legal information industry representatives attended 15 LAW.GOV workshops held across the country earlier this year. The culmination was the recent release of LAW.GOV's 10 core principles. See NLJ's Law document transparency project defines its terms. As Fastcase CEO Ed Walters points out in Why .Gov is at the *End* of Law.Gov: Effort Needs Innovators First, Then Government, To Thrive a wide range of individuals representing diverse interests participated in LAW.GOV workshop sessions. Following up on LLB's On Extending the Outreach for LAW.GOV's Support: The Incubation Process Has Begun, this week we are featuring LAW.GOV. videos of some. [JH]
This LAW.GOV session took place on May 25, 2010 and was hosted by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and Congressman Dan Lungren.
Speakers and Presentations:
- Honorable Zoe Lofgren, Vice Chairwoman, Committee on House Administration
- Honorable Dan Lungren, Ranking Member, Committee on House Administration
- Efforts Within Government To Increase Access to Legal Materials presented by Roberta L. Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress, Library of Congress
- The Importance of Access to Legal Materials presented by Eugene B. Meyer, President, the Federalist Society
- Legal Materials and Our System of Law, presented by Roger Skalbeck, AALL Copyright Committee
- The Law.Gov Dialogue in our Law Schools presented by Carl Malamud, President, Public.Resource.Org