LawReader has annotated the KRS – Beats West and Lexis in speed of search -cites FastCase as their secret weapon

LawReader announces completion of a year long project to annotate the entire Kentucky Revised Statutes. The project is called of course: KRS Annotated.  The project involved the work of  our Senior Editor Stan Billingsley, formatter/coders  Shelly Chappel and Dana Deatherage, one para-legal and five contract attorneys.
We counted the statutes we worked on and discovered that there are 27,738 statutes listed in the KRS.  Our new data base contains over 40,000 pages and over 75,000 annotations.Judge Billingsley credited their use of the FastCase case law data base with allowing the project to be completed so quickly, “FastCase has a number of features that remembers your preferences and cuts out seveal steps on repetitive searchs. When you multiply the elimination of 2 or 3 entires for each search times some 28,000 search, you can see why our researchers loved FastCase. It was our secret weapon.”
The result of this project is that researchers can now find a Kentucky statute on LawReader faster than on any other online source. We have tested West and Lexis and the tests reveal that statute searches are much faster with LawReader.  The marriage of a traditional index along with a search engine is the best way to allow a researcher to focus their search and avoid irrelevant hits.
Billingsley explained, “We designed our project to provide a detailed index describing at the first level the general content of each of the 51 titles of the KRS, then at the next level to describe the general content of each statute.   This allows the user to have a general understanding of each Title, Chapter and Statute before opening them.  This provides a very real shortcut to the information you are seeking.
We also configured a search engine (found at the top of KRS Annotated) that allows you to enter a statute number or legal topic wording to direct you to the Chapter in which that statute or topic is located.   Other online services only provide you with a search engine…and this requires that you have a lot of missed searches as you search for the “magic words? that describe the topic you are searching.”
At the top of the KRS Annotated page, you will find links to new laws adopted by the 2006 legislature and those new laws will be added to the data base as soon as they officially become effective and are codified by the LRC Reviser of Statutes…this usually occurs about 60 days after the end of the session.
We have added to this search engine the Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence.  New indexes have been created for the Rules to permit easier navigation.  At the top of the KRS Annotated page, you will find links to new laws adopted by the 2006 legislature and those new laws will be added to the data base as soon as they officially become effective and are codified by the LRC Reviser of Statutes…this usually occurs about 60 days after the end of the session.We have added to this search engine the Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence.  New indexes have been created for the Rules to permit easier navigation.
We have also added a new Quick Index to the Ky. Administrative Regulations (KAR). The end result is one that we are proud of at LawReader.  Please give us your feedback.
You may view the Main Index of KRS Annotated at KRS ANNOTATED w/ Search Engine.  To actually search a statute or rule, you must be a subscriber to LawReader.   To sign up please go to www.lawreader.com.      
 

 

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