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Vincent Chuang · Apr 29, 2017 · 1 min read
Portland Business Journal: How one nonprofit aims to make the law more accessible
The Portland Business Journal reports on Open Law Library's mission to tmake the law more accessible.
Vincent Chuang · Apr 15, 2017 · 4 min read
Knocking Down Fences Instead of Building Better Ones
Don’t tear down that fence until you know why it’s there. And if you want to tear it down, help out those who have to do the actual work.
Vincent Chuang · Apr 1, 2017 · 13 min read
Technology and the Value of "Accessible" and "Open" Laws - Combined
Accessible and open laws are a foundation of our democracy. Technology can do a lot to help realize the promise of accessible and open laws.
Vincent Chuang · Mar 30, 2017 · 4 min read
Technology and the Value of "Accessible" and "Open" Laws - Part 3
Technology can help realize the promise of accessible and open laws.
Vincent Chuang · Mar 16, 2017 · 4 min read
Technology and the Value of "Accessible" and "Open" Laws - Part 2
Just because you can find the law you need doesn't mean you can use it in the way you need.
Vincent Chuang · Mar 2, 2017 · 6 min read
Technology and the Value of "Accessible" and "Open" Laws - Part 1
There are many physical and non-physical barriers preventing citizens from accessing the laws they need.
Robert W. Ritchie · Jan 9, 2017 · 9 min read
Tips on Drafting Ordinances and By-Laws
Drafting town bylaws and city ordinances is a challenge for local leaders across the state. This article attempts to provide some guidance to help local leaders avoid some of the pitfalls that can lead to disapproval of their local laws.
Open Law Library · Dec 26, 2016 · 4 min read
Why isn't there a Google for the law?
The value locked away in the citations that link our body of laws together is enormous. Open Law Library creates the foundation for accessing it.
Vincent Chuang · Dec 12, 2016 · 4 min read
Better Access To Laws Through Better Lawmaking
It is a common refrain that government moves slow, that government is conservative; especially when it comes to technology. Of course, why change something that isn't broken? But even if this was true in the past, it is apparent now that government is accepting technology into the fold.