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Harness the Many Uses of the Internet

Do you have the most up-to-date tools to uncover the legal research you need at no cost? This program will arm you with the tools you need to navigate through the essential elements of searches, discovering the invisible web, government internet sources and much more! Get valuable tips, techniques and strategies to harness the internet as an excellent resource. Register today!

  • Use our quick browser tricks to scan web pages and find relevant information fast.
  • Uncover legal research shortcuts by identifying free legal portals and meta sites.
  • Locate pages that "aren't" there anymore using the invisible web.
  • Avoid an unnecessary trip to the library - get statutes, bills, regulations and legislative history online.
  • Find anything from vital statistics to professional licenses - we'll show you where to look.
  • Cut your document preparation time dramatically by referring to sample briefs, motions and settlements you can obtain from the internet.
  • Know how to use the web to find phone numbers and addresses of missing people.
  • Examine online company directories, stock quotes and SEC filings to conduct due diligence

  1. HOW TO SEARCH LIKE A PRO
    9:00 - 9:45, Gregory P. Ewing
    1. What's the Difference Between a Search Engine and a Directory?
    2. How do Search Engines Really Work?
    3. Learn Boolean Logic to Create the Best Search Strategies for Finding Relevant Documents
    4. Which Search Engines are the Best?
    5. A Close Look at Google and Search Engines That "Think"
    6. Learn Browser Tricks - The Power of the "Find" Function to Scan Web Pages Quickly
    7. Managing Bookmarks
    8. Effectively Using RSS Feeds, Blogs and Podcasts
  2. FINDING FREE LEGAL RESEARCH SITES AND FREE CASE LAW
    9:45 - 10:30, Gregory P. Ewing
    1. Finding the Shortcuts to Legal Research: Free Legal Portals and Meta-Sites
    2. Finding and Using Free, Full-Text Case Law Sites
    3. Learn About the Free (Poor Man's) "Shepards"
    4. Sample Briefs, Motions, Complaints and Settlements
    5. Uncover Jury Verdicts
  3. DISCOVER THE INVISIBLE WEB
    10:45 - 11:15, Joanne Pineau
    1. What is the Invisible Web?
    2. How Does it Differ From the Visible Web?
    3. Learn to Find "Invisible Documents"
    4. Where do Old Web Pages Go? Learn to Locate Them
  4. GOVERNMENT INTERNET RESOURCES: FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL
    11:15 - 12:00, James B. Haddow
    1. Statutes, Bills and Legislative History
    2. Regulations and Agencies
    3. Find Court Opinions, Forms, Rules and Dockets
  5. INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH: PUBLIC RECORDS AND "PUBLICLY AVAILABLE" INFORMATION
    1:00 - 1:45, Joanne Pineau
    1. Accessing Public Records
    2. Professional Licenses
    3. Criminal Records
    4. Vital Statistics: Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records
    5. Real and Personal Property Records
  6. LOCATING PERSONS AND FINDING BACKGROUND INFORMATION
    1:45 - 2:30, Joanne Pineau
    1. Phone Numbers and Addresses of Missing People
    2. Social Security Numbers
    3. Bankruptcies
    4. Neighbors, Relatives and Associates
    5. Mailing List Postings, Blogs, Etc.
    6. Attorneys, Judges and Experts
  7. LOCATING COMPANIES FOR DUE DILIGENCE AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
    2:45 - 3:30, Joanne Pineau
    1. Company Web Sites
    2. Directories for Private, Public and Foreign Companies
    3. Stock Quotes - Current and Historical
    4. SEC Filings
    5. State Corporate Records/Registered Agents and Fictitious Business Names
    6. News and Information About Companies, Products and Executives
    7. Information From Government Agencies Regulating Companies
  8. LEGAL ETHICS ONLINE AND IN SOCIAL MEDIA
    3:30 - 4:30, James B. Haddow
    1. Finding Ethics Opinions Online
    2. Online Privacy Laws and Their Effect on Legal Practice
    3. Communications via Email and Social Media
    4. Authenticating Online Evidence
    5. Social Media Use by Legal Professionals: Personal vs. Professional

*Any mention of specific products in this program is intended as part of a general overview and does not constitute NBI's endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or provider. This program is not sponsored by any technology or electronics provider.

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