The National Archives new Official Judgment portal - talk by Digital Director John Sheridan

Wednesday, 9th March 2022 at 7:00pm

“John Sheridan, the Digital Director of the National Archives will tell us about their new official judgments portal. Described by the Law Society Gazette as a “comprehensive online archive of ’judgments as data’’” it has been designed with its own “legal document markup language” to aid legal data insight generation.

This informative talk is hot off the press, John will share key points about the service before it is even officially launched. He’ll cover:

  • Why has this service been created and for whom?
  • What will be the scope of the product resource and how will it grow over time?
  • Who are the intended users?
  • How will this differ from BAILII / where do the two interconnect?
  • Which issues are still being grappled with? What policies are still being debated over?
  • How are the documents being encoded and what does this mean for digital legal data going forward, what are the possibilities? How does this fit into the development of other parliamentary materials?

Date: Wednesday March 9th 

Time: 7pm

Venue: This is a virtual event via Zoom. Invites will be sent shortly before March 9th.

Cost: member free / non-member £25 (non-member’s ticket price includes one year’s CLIG membership – currently £25)

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The CLIG membership year runs from the 1st April to the 31st March, and the committee are now inviting current members to renew their memberships online. To do this you will need to log in to the Members Area using your email address and CLIG password. Once logged in you will see an option to pay by card on the initial page under the Membership Status section. You can pay here with your debit or credit card. Alternatively you may arrange other payment methods directly with our Membership Secretary, Philip Cable.

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Currently planned events* include:

  • Digital Director of National Archives presents the new legal information initiative
  • KM in Law Firms Panel Talk
  • Spring Party

*subject to alteration/cancellation

Recent events have included a visit to the Middle Temple Library and the AGM party.

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