Document Type

Article

Publication Year

1976

Journal Title

Law Library Journal

Abstract

JURIS is the computerized legal information system being developed by the Department of Justice for use by its attorneys. The system has been devised not only to help in statutory and case law research, but to provide access to memoranda, briefs, and other work products generated in daily departmental activity. From modest beginnings, JURIS has grown in use and in data-base capabilities. JURIS search strategy, which involves building up sets of data into a search "tree" has proven to be effective for its users. After a year-long evaluation project was completed in May 1975, the results indicated enough user acceptance to justify continuation and expansion of the program. JURIS plans for the future include an enlarged data base and receipt in early 1976 of a specially designed terminal tailored for JURIS and its users. The Department of Justice has an effective legal information resource in JURIS, which continues to grow in effectiveness with data-base expansion and new hardware acquisition.

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