The JustCite Community is an exciting new addition to JustCite: allowing users of JustCite to add information and commentary to any case. In order to write a commentary, you must have a personal user and set up a JustCite Profile. The Community currently has two main areas: Summary and Commentary.
This area is reserved for factual information regarding a case, and acts like a headnote. It is split into discreet areas of information, allows users to annotate unreported cases and expand upon currently provided editorial information.
- Keywords allows you define the legal areas covered
- Issues holds the areas of contention that the case considered
- Held is space for what decisions were made by the Court
- Facts allows the user to explain the background of the case and surrounding argument.
Commentaries are designed to hold opinions rather than facts and allow users to analyse the law in a similar manner to a journal article or legal blog. Unlike the Summary, the commentary allows the user to decide upon the topics for discussion and consideration.
Any contribution to the JustCite Community will instantly be listed on two JustCite pages: the relevant document that was being commented upon and also the profile page of the author. Commentary pages are free to view by default- meaning that anyone in the world will be able to view the contributions of the author instantly.
There are three visibility modes:
Public: The default position, this will make the commentary public to any internet user. This means that like a legal blog on any site, users can read, rate and comment upon your contribution.
Private: This restricts the viewing of this commentary to you alone. This means you can use JustCite as a repository of notes and information when building a case. Any time you log in with your user, you will be able to see the notes you have made.
Organisation: This will show the name of your JustCite account. Anyone who logs on within your organisation will be able to see the information you have listed. Anyone from outside the organisation will see nothing. This is a great way to share knowledge within your team, meaning your case notes are accessible to those who need to see them.
Justis Publishing takes no responsibility for the information uploaded nor for the accessibility from possible outside users. Please do not put any information which may be regarded as confidential or privileged on JustCite.
There is no limit to the amount of commentaries you can make – meaning you will be able to contribute to legal knowledge swiftly and easily.
For more assistance, why not check out the community guide?