Meet the JADE Research Vault … it’s an advance

You may remember the days of paper. We do. We still have a lot of it and we use it every day. This is one of our research vaults. It’s where the JADE editorial team extracts meaning, sometimes with a pencil, always with love of the law. Yellow pads at the ready.

The JADE Legal Research HQ is the location of our research vault. This enormous facility is built for the future. The vault is more than 2,000 metres long and 300 metres wide. We estimate that it will provide us with sufficient storage for legal primary materials until at least 2050.

(We waited until the lunch break to take this photo.) Usually you would find out editors at the tables ready to pounce like cats upon challenging legal research questions. Robots have no place here. Legal knowledge is too precious to squander on machine learning or algorithms. We are human scale.

The JADE Research Vault. Source: Photographer: Balthazar Korab. Architect: Eero Saarinen.

View Videos to See the Power of JADE — Search and Visualisations Explained

Seeing helps to understand the power of JADE as a professional legal research platform.  By popular request, we have released the second pair of videos which have been scripted, narrated, and assembled by our former editorial team member, James Hel ler: Search and Visualisations. We have several more in production.



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 ( as at February 2012.

The JADE Home Page is kept up-to-date


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

New Search Bar (with added intelligence)


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


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


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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