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  • A new Minnesota criminal-record expungement law allows people convicted of misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and some nonviolent felonies to ask a judge to seal their criminal records.   Once expunged, record of those convictions would no longer be available to members of the public or prospective employers requesting Minnesota Public Criminal History reports. Law enforcement agencies,...


  • Since 1999, Internet For Lawyers has provided law firms, corporations, corporate legal departments and local and state Bar Associations around the country with professional and entertaining turn-key CLE programs teaching legal professionals to use the Internet more effectively for business, legal and investigative research. Company principals, Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch will present the...


  • Google recently released a Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool for iOS devices that access cloud-stored data in Google's paid Apps for Work (Education and Government) cloud productivity suites. iOS Sync for Google Apps integrates existing Google mobile apps for iOS devices with native device management features built into iOS to give administrators more control over company-owned and...


  • The Bing and Yahoo! search engines were both unavailable for much of the business day on January 2. The outage lasted from approximately 11:30-3:00 PT.   Reuters reported that the outages were caused "after Microsoft pushed out a bad code update and then struggled to roll it back."          (function() { var po = document.createElement('...


  • The American Bar Association's (ABA's) Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) has released the results of its 2014 Legal Technology Survey. The full set of results are available for purchase. Free summaries, in which "legal technology experts explore key developments from the 2014 Legal Technology Survey Report," are also available online For more than a decade, the LTRC has...


  • USA.gov no longer features an Advanced Search page. Unfortunately, this does not come as a surprise as USA.gov is "powered by" Bing - and Bing shed its Advanced Search page awhile ago. Previously, USA.gov's Advanced Search page provided a "fill-in-the-box"-type interface (similar to Google's Advanced Search page) that allowed you to create sophisticated, targeted...


  • The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has restored the majority of the documents removed from PACER in August 2014. Dockets for the following courts (previously removed) have been restored to the PACER system. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...


  • The Dayton Business Journal has compiled a searchable database of salaries for employees of the State of Ohio. The database is searchable by: Name Job Title Agency/Department Gross Amount The newspaper obtained the data from the Ohio Department of Administrative Services through an Ohio Public Records Law (Freedom of Information Act) request. Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch will be...


  • You knew it was coming…TransUnion | TLOxp has announced that they are raising the prices of searches conducted in their investigative research database, effective January 1, 2015. While still relatively inexpensive, these new charges represent a doubling of existing rates. In an e-mail to customers, TransUnion | TLOxp said: Your new rates for these items beginning on January 1, 2015,...


  • Today I noticed something I've never seen before on the PACER Case Locator search results page - a Filter Results button.   Clicking the Filter Results button opens a pop-up box that allows you to further filter your results by numerous criteria (e.g., Court Type, Court, Year Filed in the screenshot above). Clicking the plus sign next to any of the listed filters expands that filter to...


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