Brazilian Legal Portal: Memes Jurídico

Memes Jurídico: O Portal do Avogado

http://www.memesjuridico.com.br/jportal/portal.jsf

Memes Juridico is a Brazilian legal portal with links to legislation, case law, including  súmulas,  and legal news arranged by topic. Creating an account allows one to access additional materials, most of which are related to Brazilian bar examination materials.

All Website information is in Portuguese.

Curious footnote: Legal Research at French Law Firms

Prof. Pierre-Yves Gautier’s book chapter ” The Influence of Scholarly Writing Upon the Courts in Europe” includes this curious endnote:

“It is the author’s understanding that in some of the major law firms in France partners prohibit junior solicitors from doing research mostly on the internet or databases. Research must always start on paper.”

See Pierre -Yves Gautier. The Influence of Scholarly Writing Upon the Courts in Europe in Mary Hiscock and William van Canegem (eds.). The Internationalisation of Law: Legislating ,  Decision-Making, Practice and Education. Edward Elgar, 2010. page 210.

Perhaps some  of our readers in France or those with experience in Parisian firms could confirm this. If true, I wonder if cost or research methodology is the primary motivation for restricting online resources?