May 17, 2011
State Court Filings Online: A Reality Check of Commerical Retrieval Services and Court-Hosted Websites
"At the end of the day, we found too many gaps in coverage for anything to be considered “consistently” available online," writes Rachael Samberg in her Legal Research Plus blog post. This assessment was based on exploring the online availability of state superior court filings, both through commercial retrieval services such as Lexis’ CourtLink or Westlaw’s CourtExpress, and superior courts’ own websites. For details see Samberg's The Existential Exercise of Finding State Court Materials Online.
For a company where massive scale matters, perhaps it is "Google-time." [JH]