Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You get what you pay for.

Academics can argue about whether free or fee-based legal data bases are better, but when the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center surveyed practicing attorneys, here's what they found:


Images  "You Get What You Pay For: 
Overall, respondents are significantly more satisfied with the characteristics of fee-based online legal research resources than they are with those of free online legal research resources.  Forty-five percent of respondents report that they are 'not very satisfied' with the ability to search multiple databases simultaneously in free online resources. More than two-thirds (69%) of respondents report being 'very satisfied' with depth of coverage, 63% with the availability of advanced search options of fee-based online resources, and 59% with the ability to search multiple databases simultaneously."


More on that study is available here.

 

hat tip:  Hollee Temple

 

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Thanks for the hat tip. I am actually writing about lawyers who need vacations from technology in my next ABA Journal column!

Posted by: Hollee Temple | Nov 17, 2009 9:42:13 AM

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