A Brief History of Legal Research Tools

From the early ‘90s to now, US energy law entrepreneur at PowerUp Legal (and MyShingle.com creator), Carolyn Elefant turns back the clock on legal research.

Drawing on her own 20+ years experience, including using the law library when starting her own firm because LEXIS cost $600 per month, she sends a polite reminder that while things have improved, we haven’t seen the promised revolution, yet.

In her words:

“As the saying goes, the wheels of justice grind slowly – and the wheels of legal research innovation even more, stifled by the WEXIS duopoly and lawyers’ fealty to precedent. Yet, finally we’re moving forward…”

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