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May
16
[Part 2] Do more with docassemble: Start a project and write a few questions

[Part 2] Do more with docassemble: Start a project and write a few questions

For this part of the docassemble, Google Text to Speech project, we get the groundwork done by creating four pages. This provides us with a visual idea of what happens in this interview.
6 min read
May
16
[Part 1] Do more with docassemble: Google Text to Speech

[Part 1] Do more with docassemble: Google Text to Speech

You can use docassemble to call an API and provide its results. I discuss why I did this with Google Text to Speech and the thinking and research behind it.
7 min read
Apr
26
I would cheat on the bar exam

I would cheat on the bar exam

Does cheating on the bar exam say more about the cheaters' integrity or about our flawed system of bar admission?
3 min read
Apr
18
Can Contracts be Open Source?

Can Contracts be Open Source?

Could time-starved lawyers used to charging by the hour be more like programmers and give out contracts for free?
7 min read
Apr
01
A Passionate Programmer, a Passionate Lawyer?

A Passionate Programmer, a Passionate Lawyer?

It turns out that tips for advancing a career for programmers has interesting insights for a career in law.
7 min read
Mar
22
Evaluating Legislation for Readability, Exploring PLUS

Evaluating Legislation for Readability, Exploring PLUS

Using Python, Streamlit and data science, I evaluate the changes in the 2020 Revised Edition of Laws in Singapore for readability.
13 min read
Mar
07
How Data and the Law Interact: A Book Review

How Data and the Law Interact: A Book Review

I snapped up Sarah Sutherland’s "Legal Data and Information in Practice" and found it a great read for a hobbyist in legal data like me.
3 min read
Feb
21
So what difference does it make? Drawing red lines with Python

So what difference does it make? Drawing red lines with Python

A little tweak to a standard python library transforms it into a tool used to show changes in text for lawyers.
6 min read
Feb
08
Statistics take on the death penalty... and tumble

Statistics take on the death penalty... and tumble

A case last year shows the challenges faced in using statistics to prove a case in court.
5 min read
Jan
24
Have we all become tech fetishists now?

Have we all become tech fetishists now?

3 min read