INTERNET LEGAL RESEARCH FOR LAWYERS WEBCAST SERIES
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$175.00
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Internet Legal Research for Lawyers Webcast Series

Join Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch for this webcast series devoted to internet legal research topics. First, hear from the authors of the ABA’s Internet Legal Research on a Budget book about free and effective internet legal research with Fastcase 7 and recent updates. Then learn about free research using Google Scholar tools and resources. Finally, find out what you need to know about how to use pay investigative research databases to maximize research results.

Friday, August 2, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (CENTRAL TIME)

Internet Legal Research: Conducting Free and Effective Internet Legal Research with Fastcase 7 and Its Mercury and Venus Updates

With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when reliable free resources are available. In this presentation you will learn how to conduct effective, free Internet legal research from the author of the ABA’s Internet Legal Research on a Budget book, with expert tips for using Fastcase 7 – the legal research and citator database and app provided free by the Minnesota State Bar. The program covers the features and functions of Fastcase’s two most recent major updates (code-named Mercury and Venus).

  • Find out what content is available at Fastcase 7, from case law, statutes, and beyond
  • Discover the ins and outs of Version 7 and its major updates:
    • new menus and icons
    • new free content, such as expert witness profiles and blog articles
    • new Guided Search and customized sorting to help you search more quickly
    • improved Interactive Timeline
  • Uncover the differences between Fastcase’s Web-based search and its app
  • Does Fastcase have a citator? Learn how to use Authority Check and Bad Law Bot
  • How to use Forecite
  • Find out about Fastcase’s "add-ons" (HeinOnline, Docket Alarm, etc.)

– Carole Levitt, Esq.; Internet for Lawyers
– Mark Rosch; Internet for Lawyers


Friday, August 2, 2019
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (CENTRAL TIME)

Internet Legal Research: Google Scholar – Unlock the Mystery of Searching Its Free Case Law and Article Database

This presentation unlocks the mysteries of Google Scholar, the least-documented legal research database you’ll ever see…until now. You will get secret tips on how to maximize your use of Google Scholar to conduct free Internet legal and investigative research and learn when you should use Google Scholar to supplement Fastcase:

  • Learn about Google Scholar’s content and date coverage
  • Understand the limitations of Google Scholar
  • Find out how to conduct legal research using Google Scholar case law and articles
  • Improve your Google Scholar research to create targeted keyword/phrase searches by adding Boolean and Proximity connectors
  • Streamline your research by:
    • sorting results by relevance or date
    • filtering results by court or date
    • saving cases or articles
    • creating alerts
    • cite-checking
  • Speed up your searches by uncovering Scholar’s hidden Advanced Search menu
  • Discover how to go beyond legal research and use Google Scholar for:
    • background research about non-law topics
    • investigative/due diligence research about parties, judges, attorneys, and expert witnesses

– Carole Levitt, Esq.; Internet for Lawyers
– Mark Rosch; Internet for Lawyers


Friday, August 2, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CENTRAL TIME)

Internet Legal Research: How To Be Your Own Private Investigator Using Pay Investigative Research Databases

When you can’t find the investigative or background research information you need for free on the Internet, or if searching site-by-site and/or jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction is not worth your time, consider subscribing to the same pay investigative research database that private investigators and law enforcement subscribe to. These databases collect information not only from public record and "publicly available" sources from as many jurisdictions as possible, but also from "credit headers" and other proprietary sources. The information is then integrated into one large searchable relational database, with results that practically create a dossier about your subject for you.

We will illustrate how to use these types of databases using one (TLOxp) as our example (but the seminar will be useful even if you subscribe to or are evaluating another investigative research database such as Accurint, PeopleMap, or CLEAR). We will also discuss what federal and states laws come into play when you apply to get certified to use these databases.

  • What’s available at TLOxp and what’s not…and what’s the cost?
  • Find out how to get certified to use TLOxp
  • Learn to find missing people, even when you don’t know their last name
  • Discover reverse searching (by phone number, address, email address, full or partial Social Security Numbers, and more)
  • Uncover relationships
  • Get business background reports
  • Find assets, from real property ownership (and who holds the mortgages) to planes, boats, and automobiles
  • Create dossiers about people, from criminal records and bankruptcies, to domain names, social media profiles, and much more

– Carole Levitt, Esq.; Internet for Lawyers
– Mark Rosch; Internet for Lawyers

$175

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Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

This package provides 3.0 total CLE credits. Credits should be reported individually for each webcast attended, not the package as a whole.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for the standard, ethics, and elimination of bias CLE credits as listed below. Application has been made to the Minnesota State Bar Association for any "specialist" credits and to the Supreme Court ADR Program for any continuing education in ADR credits.

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Internet Legal Research: Conducting Free and Effective Internet Legal Research with Fastcase 7 and Its Mercury and Venus Updates
1.0 standard CLE credit

Internet Legal Research: Google Scholar – Unlock the Mystery of Searching Its Free Case Law and Article Database
1.0 standard CLE credit

Internet Legal Research: How To Be Your Own Private Investigator Using Pay Investigative Research Databases
1.0 standard CLE credit

STANDARD PRICE
$175.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase
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