Legal Research: Federal Judicial Center Unveils Revamped Site and Interactive Research Tools
The website has been upgraded on several fronts. It is fully mobile for the first time, allowing users to get what they need on their cell phones or iPads in addition to computers and laptops. The content is more interactive. For example, researchers can conduct custom searches of databases of court case data or Judiciary demographics, which in some instances can also be downloaded.
The Federal Judicial History section has long been popular with the website’s users, and it has gotten a major refurbishing. For example, users can easily locate the number of federal judges appointed by past presidents. A timeline section allows users to traipse through history to learn about major developments in case law and judicial administration.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.