Internet For Lawyers Seminar & Event Calendar Los Angeles County Bar Association MCLE Seminars August 1 & 9, 2001

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Seminar & Event Calendar

Los Angeles County Bar Association

MCLE Seminars

August 1 & 9, 2001

Program I: August 1, 2001, 9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Internet Legal Research--Finding Free Resources

This half-day seminar is geared specifically toward attorneys (and other legal professionals) who want to learn about the newest and fastest ways to conduct free Internet legal research. Prior Internet experience is not required, but helpful. Topics to be covered include:

  • When to use free Internet legal research web sites vs. pay legal research sites
  • Legal search engines, meta-sites and portals
  • Federal, state and local primary law (codes, regulations and cases) via governmental and non-governmental web sites
  • Secondary legal resources (news, articles, encyclopedias and dictionaries)
  • Practice materials (forms, dockets and court rules)
  • Specialized topical legal web sites (e.g. family law, corporate law,etc.)

Program II: August 9, 2001, 2:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Discover the Internet--Using the Internet to Prepare for Discovery

This half-day seminar is geared specifically toward attorneys (and other legal professionals) who want to learn about the variety of free Internet resources that can be used when preparing for discovery and pre-litigation in general. Prior Internet experience is not required, but helpful. Topics to be covered include:

  • How to track down witnesses and how to learn about their background
  • Evaluating an expert's credentials (how to locate their prior depositions, writings, speeches and interviews)
  • Due diligence, corporate intelligence and company information
  • Finding non-legal information (e.g. medical, scientific, statistics,etc.)
  • Finding Experts
  • Discover background information about judges and opposing attorneys
  • How to find appropriate co-counsel
  • Learn how to locate Public Records
  • Locating sample briefs and motions

While these are not hands-on computer seminars, you will learn how to use many of the sites during a step-by-step PowerPoint presentation by a nationally recognized Internet trainer, Carole Levitt, who is both an

attorney and law librarian. Both seminars include Ms. Levitt's 96 page book, "How to Use the Internet For Legal, Business and Investigative Research".

Levitt is also the Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine's "Computer Counselor" monthly columnist.

To view the rest of our seminars and events in 2001, click here.

For more information regarding a private Internet legal research MCLE seminar for yourself, your practice group, firm or professional association, e-mail Internet for Lawyers at seminars@netforlawyers.com or call us at 310/559-2247.

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