Law.Gov Workshop

Access to the Raw Materials of Our Democracy

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Law.Gov is a national conversation about broader access to primary legal materials in the United States across all three branches of government and across the federal, state, and local governments. It is a series of workshops across the country that started in January at Stanford Law School and has continued on to major law schools, examining the implications of making the law more broadly available. The workshops have examined copyright restrictions, privacy implications, and the technical underpinnings necessary to provide authenticated access to bulk legal materials.

This workshop will be streamed live on the Internet, and video will be posted after the workshop on YouTube and the Internet Archive.

Please note that attendance on site is invitation-only as space is extremely limited. You will be able to observe the workshop via the webcast and Twitter streams.

Follow this Law.Gov workshop on Twitter with the #lawgov hashtag.

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Law.Gov

John Podesta, President, Center for American Progress
Carl Malamud, President, Public.Resource.Org

10:30 a.m. Primary Legal Materials and the States

Peter W. Martin, Co-Founder, Cornell Legal Information Institute
Erika V. Wayne, Deputy Law Librarian, Stanford Law School
Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Management and Budget

11:15 a.m. Primary Legal Materials and the Federal Government

Beth Noveck, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Executive Office of the President
Stephen Schultze, Associate Director, Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy
David Mao, Deputy Law Librarian of Congress
Laurence Tribe, Senior Counselor for Access to Justice, Department of Justice

12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Informal Remarks

1:00 p.m. Primary Legal Materials and Innovation

Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Executive Office of the President
Ray Mosley, Director, Office of the Federal Register
Michael Wash, CIO, Government Printing Office
The Govpulse.US Team
Harlan Yu, Co-Creator, FedThread.Org
Robb Shecter, Creator, Oregonlaws.Org

2:00 p.m. Primary Legal Materials and the Private Sector

Tim Stanley, CEO, Justia
Mike Walsh, President and CEO, US Legal Markets/Global Legal Solutions, LexisNexis Group
Ed Walters, CEO, Fastcase

2:30 p.m. Government as Platform

Vivek Kundra, Chief Information Officer, Executive Office of the President
Tim O’Reilly, CEO, O’Reilly Media
Vinton G. Cerf, Senior Vice President, Google

3:30 p.m. Access to Justice and the Rule of Law

Caroline Fredrickson, Executive Director, American Constitution Society
Paul Verkuil, Chairman, Administrative Conference of the United States
John Podesta, President, Center for American Progress

4:00 p.m. End of the Workshop