- Credit: 6.0 Credit Hours, 3.0 credits for each part
Description: Learn how the Internet is changing the way legal professionals research and run their practices to competently represent their clients. Find out if failing to “Google” as part of the due diligence process could keep you from winning a case or successfully completing a transaction. Uncover the best research strategies and learn to master Google for your research. Discover how attorneys are using free public records and sites with free “publicly available” information, including social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Google+, and LinkedIn) for discovery, trial preparation, background checks, and to locate missing persons. Our internationally recognized faculty experts will show you how to improve your Internet research skills to function more effectively for your clients. Each attendee will receive a copy of Carole Levitt's and Mark Rosch's popular book for lawyers The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet, 12th edition revised (a $64.95 value).
Part 1: Google Search Tricks and Research Tips for Lawyers (9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.) Attend this session to master Google and Internet search capabilities for discovery, trial and transactional work. Consider the implications of evolving case law about a lawyer's obligation to “Google.” Discover hidden search features, secrets and shortcuts to help with discovery, trial and transactional due diligence research. Unlock the power of advanced search strategies to serve your clients better. Learn how to use free public record sites and “publicly available” information for your case or client. Find and keep on top of legal and general news and developments through current legal sources and free alerts. Locate useful information from the “invisible” Web. Discover how to track down altered or deleted Web pages, and authenticate them for trial. You will also learn about other search engines and meta-search sites to help you with your research.
Part 2: Internet and Social Networking Investigative Research Strategies for Lawyers (1:30-4:45 p.m.) The afternoon session of this class will dig further into investigative research strategies for lawyers. It will focus on searching, accessing, and retrieving information relevant to your case or transaction from public and publicly available information. Learn to develop effective investigative search strategies and how to use a variety of on-line sources to glean information and data to help your case or transaction. You will also learn more about how lawyers can and can't use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Myspace, and Google + for investigative and background research. Discover how to overcome social media discovery and evidentiary issues and how to authenticate profiles. Don't be left behind in exploiting this gold mine of information to assist you in meeting your investigative research obligations.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
- CLE Program 202-626-3488
- Carole Levitt, Internet For Lawyers
- Mark Rosch, Internet For Lawyers
- CLE Credit
Antitrust and Consumer Law Section $169.00
Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section $169.00
Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section $169.00
D.C. Bar Members $179.00
Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section $169.00
Family Law Section $169.00
Government Attorneys $189.00
Intellectual Property Law Section $169.00
Labor and Employment Law Section $169.00
Law Practice Management $169.00
Litigation Section $169.00
Tort Law Section $169.00