Introducing JADE Touch (our mobile research service for legal professionals)

Michael Green

The JADE development team is delighted to announce the arrival of our first public release of an iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry friendly mobile professional legal research app.

JADE Touch

We call it JADE Touch. Like the rest of JADE, it is so easy to use that you need to simply use JADE with your mobile device and we will present JADE using JADE Touch.

If you want to see what it looks like on your desktop, try this link: http://jade.barnet.com.au/JPhone.html.

We recognise that there are some rough edges. Please try it and tell us how we can improve it. You can comment on this post or email us to: jade@barnet.com.au.

BarNet JADE allows you to search directly by law report citation

This brief post shows you how BarNet’s JADE legal research platform helps you to find cases by most citations

Here is a handy single graphic which explains how JADE helps you search for legal citations

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Searching in JADE is now that easy

The JADE Go bar saves you time with your legal search

To search with JADE’s excellent go bar, you can type a few characters of the names of the parties. JADE then shows you the results which match. If you select a popular combination, you can still perform a JADE search by pressing the enter key.

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You can even use Natural Language within JADE to save time

Using natural language within JADE, lets you search and display, cases with pinpoint accuracy, thanks to our CaseTrace service.

With this new feature you can:

  • Find references to specific pages, even when there is no medium neutral citation.
  • Instantly find what was said at a particular paragraph using Medium Neutral Citation format.
You can use plain english to perform your search. Here are two examples:
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If you have suggestions, please let us know

BarNet JADE at a glance (v3.9.7.110 Build 434.004) (6 February 2012)

This document describes the new and improved features of JADE (http://jade.barnet.com.au) as at February 2012.

The JADE Home Page is kept up-to-date

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You will note that we have more than 151,000 decisions and legislation on line.

New Search Bar (with added intelligence)

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Searching for Tabet v Gett is as easy as typing a few letters of each of the names. Of course, if you would like to do one of the famous JADE searches, simply press return. Otherwise, you can jump directly to your case.

And you can also search by citation

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And you can type the citation, and find the decision, or citations to that decision. If the decision is in JADE, you will see the words “document in Jade”. Of course, this is not the physical report, but the decision as released originally by the Court or tribunal.

If the decision is not in full text, our CaseCite service will find you references to the decision

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Imagine that we are looking for this citation [1983] 1 NSWLR 317. We can type it into the search box, and it will find the case. If the decision is not in JADE, you will see “show citations”.

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