TITLE: Legal Informatics Blog Posts on Legal Information Behavior.
NOTE: The resources listed below report the results of empirical research into law-related information behavior. Resources reporting results of research not utilizing empirical methods are not listed here.
AM. BAR ASS'N TECH. RES. CTR., LARGE LAW FIRM TECHNOLOGY SURVEY (1997-1998).
AM. BAR ASS'N TECH. RES. CTR., LEGAL TECHNOLOGY SURVEY REPORT (1999- ).
AM. BAR ASS'N TECH. RES. CTR., SMALL LAW FIRM TECHNOLOGY SURVEY (1997-1998).
Claire Jane Andrews, User Perceptions of Computer Assisted Legal Research, with Particular Reference to LEXIS (1993) (unpublished M.Sc. thesis, City University, London).
Jeanette Blomberg et al., Reflections on a Work-Oriented Design Project, 11 HUM.-COMPUTER INTERACTION 237 (1996), also available at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/doc_library/sociology/suchman_reflections_1996.pdf.
Gary J. Bravy & K. Celeste Feather, The Impact of Electronic Access on Basic Library Services: One Academic Law Library's Experience, 93 LAW LIBR. J. 261 (2001), also available at http://www.aallnet.org/products/pub_llj_v93n02/2001_11.pdf.
CAMPBELL & KIDD, THE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS OF LAWYERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: REPORT TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (1976).
E. Cheatle, Information Needs of Solicitors (1992) (unpublished M.Sc. thesis, City University, London).
Morris L. Cohen, Research Habits of Lawyers, 9 JURIMETRICS J. 183 (1969).
Charles Cole & Carol Kuhlthau, Information and Information Seeking of Novice Versus Expert Lawyers: How Experts Add Value, 1 NEW REV. INFO. BEHAV. RES. 103 (2000).
Joseph A. Custer, The Truthiness of Thinkable Thoughts Versus the Facts of Empirical Research (SSRN Working Paper Series 2009), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1354111.
Bert J. Dempsey et al., Design and Empirical Evaluation of Search Software for Legal Professionals on the WWW, 36 INFO. PROCESSING & MGMT. 253 (2000), also available at http://elvis.slis.indiana.edu/kiyang/pubs/unc_ipm2.pdf.
Margaret Elliott, Digital Library Design for Organizational Usability in the Courts, paper delivered at the 37th Allerton Institute, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Oct. 30, 1995), available at http://web.archive.org/web/20010423001832/http://edfu.lis.uiuc.edu/allerton/95/s3/elliott.html.
Margaret Elliott & Rob Kling, Organizational Usability of Digital Libraries in the Courts, 29 PROC. ANN. HAW. INT'L CONF. SYS. SCI 62 (1996), also available at http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.107.7304&rep=rep1&type=pdf.
Margaret Elliott & Rob Kling, Organizational Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Study of Legal Research in Civil and Criminal Courts, 48 J. AM. SOC'Y FOR INFO. SCI. 1023 (1997).
M.S. Feliciano, Legal Information Sources, Services and Needs of Lawyers, 8 J. PHILIPPINE LIBRARIANSHIP no. 12, 1984, at 71.
Ian Gallacher, "Getting To Know You:" Results From A Pilot Survey Of Incoming Law Students (SSRN Working Paper Series 2005), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=832206.
Ian Gallacher, "Who Are Those Guys?": The Results of a Survey Studying the Information Literacy of Incoming Law Students, 44 CAL. W.L. REV. 151 (2007), also available at http://www.cwsl.edu/content/journals/Gallacher.pdf.
Sanford N. Greenberg, Attorney Survey 2007, Address at the Back to the Future of Legal Research Symposium, Chicago Kent College of Law (May 2007), slides available at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/lrw/future/handouts/greenberg%20-%20powerpoint.pdf.
Melody M. Hainsworth, Information Seeking Behavior of Judges of the Florida District Courts of Appeal (1992) (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Florida State University), abstract available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1367308.
F. Allan Hanson, From Key Numbers to Keywords: How Automation Has Transformed the Law, 94 LAW LIBR. J. 563 (2002), also available at http://www.aallnet.org/products/pub_llj_v94n04/2002-36.pdf.
Paul Jason Hart, The Use and Role of Commercial Online Databases in Four Organizations (1987) (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California), abstract available at http://www.sigir.org/sigirlist/issues/1987/87-3-27 (scroll down).
Ibrahim Haruna & Iyabo Mabawonku, Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Legal Practitioners and the Challenges to Law Libraries in Lagos, Nigeria, 33 INT'L INFO. & LIBR. REV. 69 (2001).
Joan S. Howland & Nancy J. Lewis, The Effectiveness of Law School Legal Research Training Programs, 40 J. LEGAL EDUC. 381 (1990).
Yolanda P. Jones, "Just the Facts Ma'am?" A Contextual Approach to the Legal Information Use Environment, 6 PROC. CONF. ON DESIGNING INTERACTIVE SYSS. 357 (2006), also available at http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1142405.1142463.
Yolanda Patrice Jones, "Just the Facts Ma'am?": A Contextual Approach to the Legal Information Use Environment (Mar. 2008) (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Drexel University), also available at http://idea.library.drexel.edu/handle/1860/2837.
Gillian Kerins et al., Information Seeking and Students Studying for Professional Careers: The Cases of Engineering and Law Students in Ireland, 10 INFO. RES. no. 1, 2004 (Paper No. 208), available at http://InformationR.net/ir/10-1/paper208.html.
David H. Kidd, Scottish Solicitors' Use of Legal Information, Their Legal Information Needs and Legal Problem Solving Routines, in LAW PUBLISHING AND LEGAL INFORMATION: SMALL JURISDICTIONS OF THE BRITISH ISLES 26 (William Twining & Jennifer Uglow eds., 1981).
D.H. Kidd, Legal Information Needs of Solicitors in Private Practice (1978) (unpublished M.Sc. thesis, University of Edinburgh).
Anita Komlodi & Dagobert Soergel, Attorneys Interacting with Legal Information Systems: Tools for Mental Model Building and Task Integration, 39 PROC. AM. SOC'Y FOR INFO. SCI. & TECH. 152 (2002).
Alan Edward Krueger, The Organization of Information in Criminal Legal Settings: A Case Study of Prosecutorial Decision-Making in Los Angeles (1978) (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles).
C.C. Kuhlthau & S.L. Tama, Information Search Process of Lawyers: A Call for "Just for Me" Information Services, 57 J. DOCUMENTATION 25, 32, 34, 36-37 (2001), also available at http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~tefko/Courses/612/Articles/KuhlthauTama.pdf .
BRUNO LATOUR, LA FABRIQUE DU DROIT: UNE ETHNOGRAPHIE DU CONSEIL D'ETAT (2002), table of contents and excerpts available at http://www.bruno-latour.fr/livres/chrono.html; forthcoming in English translation as THE MAKING OF LAW: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF THE CONSEIL D'ETAT (2009), description available at http://www.polity.co.uk/book.asp?ref=9780745639840.
Gloria J. Leckie et al., Modeling the Information Seeking of Professionals: A General Model Derived from Research on Engineers, Health Care Professionals, and Lawyers, 66 LIBR. Q. 161 (1996).
Judith Lihosit, Research in the Wild: CALR and the Role of Informal Apprenticeship in Attorney Training, 101 LAW LIBR. J. 157 (2009), also available at http://www.aallnet.org/products/pub_llj_v101n02/2009-10.pdf.
Jian-Miin Lin & Hsiao-Tieh Pu, A Study on Judges and Prosecutors' Information Behavior for Legal Resources, 2 J. LIBR. & INFO. STUD. no. 3/4, 2005, at 59, also available at http://www.lis.ntu.edu.tw/joomla/images/journal/v2-34-5.pdf .
Stephann Makri, A Study of Lawyers' Information Behaviour Leading to the Development of Two Methods for Evaluating Electronic Resources (2008) (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University College London), also available at http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/14729/.
Stephann Makri, A Study of Legal Information Seeking Behaviour to Inform the Design of Electronic Legal Research Tools, 1 PROC. INT'L WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL LIBR. CONTEXT USERS’ BROADER ACTIVITIES (2006), also available at http://www.uclic.ucl.ac.uk/people/s.makri/makriECDLPoster.pdf.
Stephann Makri, Studying Academic Lawyers’ Information Seeking to Inform the Design of Digital Law Libraries, BULL. IEEE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON DIGITAL LIBR. (forthcoming), also available at http://www.uclic.ucl.ac.uk/people/s.makri/makriecdl06full.pdf
Stephann Makri et al., ‘I’ll Just Google It!’: Should Lawyers’ Perceptions of Google Inform the Design of Electronic Legal Resources?, 1 PROC. ACM SIGIR WORKSHOP ON WEB INFO.-SEEKING & INTERACTION (WISI) (forthcoming), also available at http://www.uclic.ucl.ac.uk/people/s.makri/makrietalGoogleWISI.pdf.
Stephann Makri et al., Investigating the Information-Seeking Behaviour of Academic Lawyers: From Ellis's Model to Design, 44 INFO. PROCESSING & MGMT.: INT'L J. 613 (2008), also available at http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/5219/.
Catherine C. Marshall et al., Designing E-Books for Legal Research, 1 PROC. ACM/IEEE-CS JOINT CONF. ON DIGITAL LIBR. 41 (2001), also available at http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.15.6546&rep=rep1&type=pdf.
Sandra Meredith, First Year Law Students, Legal Research Skills & Electronic Resources (University of Oxford Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 42/2006, Sept. 2006), also available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=928428.
Japhet Otike, The Information Needs and Seeking Habits of Lawyers in England: A Pilot Study, 31 INT'L INFO. & LIBR. REV. 19 (1999).
Japhet Otike & Graham Matthews, Legal Information Needs of Lawyers in Kenya: A Case Study, 21 LIBR. MGMT. 241 (2000).
Alexei Oulanov & Edmund J.Y. Pajarillo, Academic Librarians' Perception of LexisNexis, 21 ELECTRONIC LIBR. 123 (2003).
Lee F. Peoples, The Death of the Digest and the Pitfalls of Electronic Research: What Is the Modern Legal Researcher to Do?, 97 LAW LIBR. J. 661 (2005), also available at http://www.aallnet.org/products/pub_llj_v97n04/2005-41.pdf.
Joelle Rogan, INFORMATION NEEDS OF LAWYERS: A CASE STUDY EVALUATING THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF LAWYERS IN A MAJOR CITY LAW FIRM (2009), description available at http://j.mp/8izp6b. [Note: "[This] book was written in 2003 for [the author's] MSc Information Science at City University and has been published in October 2009."]
Mark Edgar Vale, Information Structure and the Information-Seeking Behavior of Lawyers (1988) (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University).
Alice J. Vollaro & Donald T. Hawkins, End-User Searching in a Large Library Network: A Case Study of Patent Attorneys, ONLINE, July 1986, at 67.
David S. Wall, Information Technology and the Shaping of Legal Practice in the UK, paper delivered at the 13th BILETA Conference, Trinity College, Dublin (Mar. 27-28, 1998), also available at http://j.mp/1yVjW0.
David S. Wall & Jennifer Johnstone, The Industrialization of Legal Practice and the Rise of the New Electric Lawyer: The Impact of Information Technology upon Legal Practice in the U.K., 25 INT'L J. SOC. L. 95 (1997).
David S. Wall & Jennifer Johnstone. Lawyers, Information Technology and Legal Practice: The Use of Information Technology by Provincial Lawyers, 11 INT'L REV. L., COMPUTERS & TECH. 117 (1997).
Erika V. Wayne & J. Paul Lomio, Book Lovers Beware: A Survey of Online Research Habits of Stanford law Students, Robert Crown Law Library Legal Research Paper Series, Research Paper No. 2 (2005), available at http://www.law.stanford.edu/publications/projects/lrps/pdf/lomiowayne_rp2.pdf.
Margaret Ann Wilkinson, Information Sources Used by Lawyers in Problem Solving: An Empirical Exploration, 23 LIBR. & INFO. SCI. RES. 257 (2001).
Weijing Yuan, End-user Searching Behavior in Information Retrieval: A Longitudinal Study, 48 J. AM. SOC'Y FOR INFO. SCI. 218 (1997).