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Documentation related to legal-information standards, including standardized abbreviation sets, citation standards, court names, and so on.

After An Accident , Do You Have a Case?

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If you get into an accident, one of the first things you have to decide is whether to use a Car Accident Attorney, or whether to make a claim against the wrong-doer and his/her insurance company yourself. For a number of reasons, if you are hurt in an automobile accident, you should consider retaining a lawyer, rather than trying to resolve the matter yourself.

There are several key reasons why you should do this:

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URN:lex illustrative examples

Here are some "worked examples" of URN:lex identifiers, to act as a guide for those implementing URN:lex on their sites. Discussion of this topic is taking place here.

United States

Federal law

Legislation

United States Code (per the Legal Information Institute):

For now, we are implementing US Code URNs inside <meta> tags, along the lines of the following example:

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Suggested metadata practices for legislation and regulations

The law.gov workshop held by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School on March 22 and 23, 2010, produced some general recommendations regarding legislative metadata.  They are best imagined as a series of answers to a question from a revisor of statutes or other governmental publisher of statutes or regulations who is asking, "What should I do?".

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Qualified Dublin Core citation example

Not that things have to or even ought to be done this way, but I wanted to just post some thoughts I have been having about markup and get them out there.

 

Jurisdiction: Should be presented like this in this order: 1.Country, 2.Jurisdictional Subdivision, 3.Court name, 4.Location.

Presented in this order, with just this order of priority, item 4 to be optional.

If it is done this way, everything will sort out.

Example 1:

<sjm:court>


<sjm:country>

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oai4courts layer two: approach and what you'll find here

Overview

oai4courts layer two is intended to be a "working" schema adequate to represent most caselaw metadata using OAI-PMH.  The approaches taken will also be useful to other caselaw-metadata efforts (for example, metadata that is embedded in case files themselves).  Its place in the overall plan for developing the oai4courts metadata standard is documented here.

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