The Virtual Chase, an online legal research website founded by law librarian Genie Tyburski, is now powered by Justia. The re-launched Virtual Chase features a new design, as well as additional online legal research and community resources for law librarians and other legal professionals.
Legal resources on The Virtual Chase are now organized in four broad categories: Community, Legal Research, Law Libraries and Other Resources.
The Legal Research section provides federal and state law and government guides, links to general legal resources such as portals and search engines, and legal practice areas research guides. This section also includes resources on finding a lawyer, electronic discovery, and locating expert witnesses. Those interested in business research will find resource links to business news, company information and public company filings. Users may also browse through the extensive resources and public records available online to researchers.
The Virtual Chase also provides guidance to researchers on how to evaluate online sources through a series of articles and checklists on information quality.
New features include:
- Constantly updated feeds from law librarian twitter streams and law librarian blog posts, as well as updates from LLRX’s beSpacific blog, allowing users to keep up-to-date on law library and law librarian tweets and blog posts.
- A Law Libraries page that displays listings and maps of law libraries from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
- Community Resources , which includes links to library associations and instructions on how to join law librarian listservs and law librarian social networks.
Stop by the new site and check us out! We hope to stay true to Genie’s mission of providing extensive, current, and detailed information to help everyone, including consumers, researchers and law librarians, find quality information on the web.
Follow @VirtualChase on Twitter for updates and links to new resources and other noteworthy legal research news and trends.
The Justia Virtual Chase Team