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  • Say you're working on a big case, and you need as much information on the opposing company as possible. Or perhaps you're pitching a potential new client, and want to know everything about their business for your presentation. Maybe your client’s competition is developing a new product or you want to read all the news stories about some development that will affect your business or your...


  •       by Carole Levitt, J.D., M.L.S. After 15 years of anticipation and demonstrations of online databases in beta-test, it has finally happened. The Los Angeles Daily Journal (and indeed all of the Daily Journal Corporation's California Newspapers and most of its other products) is now online at http://www.dailyjournal.com. Other legal newspapers were online since the 80'...


  • by Carole Levitt, J.D., M.L.S. A comparison of case law research capabilities of Lexis' new free service and FindLaw.com's free offerings. On July 6, 2000, LexisONE debuted an ALL FREE FULL TEXT, KEY WORD case research web site. Search strategies are identical to its pay site. FindLaw already offered free access to both a searchable U.S. Supreme Court database (back to 1893 compared to...


  •  Employee training is a widely accepted method of developing skills, enhancing productivity and quality of work. Increasingly, management has also recognized training as a means of improving employee morale and loyalty to the firm. As law firms and other companies recognize the need to assist staff to work more efficiently and be more responsive to clients, they continually implement the...


  • The Los Angeles County Bar Association has launched a new searchable database of the L.A. Superior Court's Civil Register. Access to the database is free to solo practitioners who are members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and law firms and corporate law departments where ALL the attorneys are members of the association. Prices for access where all firm members are not members of the...


  • by Carole Levitt, J.D., M.L.S. This article originally appeared in The Internet Lawyer Issue 6.02 - February 2000. Used with permission. Click here to request a free sample edition of The Internet Lawyer. Concord University School of Law is a school any mother would love. Why? Location. Location. Location. I attended law school at night in a location considered by my mother to be the “...


  • by Carole Levitt, J.D., M.L.S. Current News Publications: View and print selective current stories free: Although subscribers cannot view or print a story free of charge in the “Research” section (News Publications Archives), they can view and print selective current stories free by scanning the “Newswire” section. Click on one of the Newswire topics listed on the sidebar...


  • Are you convinced that no one ever visits your website and that it is ineffective at generating business? Before completely revamping a website, lawyers should conduct an audit of their site to learn WHY their sites are not producing their desired results. Just as a car needs to be checked out and tuned up periodically, so does a website. Attorneys can either conduct a self-audit or hire an...


  • California Attorneys and Paralegals can earn two hours of Self-Study California MCLE credit online by reading this article and completing this continuing legal education quiz. There are several web sites where state and federal cases can be searched full-text, free of any charge such as: (1) FindLaw; (2) The Public Library of Law (PLoL); and (3) Google Scholar. Dates of coverage and the...


  • Online Legal Job Hunters Have Wealth of Options Anybody who has watched the Super Bowl the last few years has seen commercials for Internet employment sites (such as Monster and Hot Jobs), but there are numerous employment sites that cater specifically to the legal market. This article examines more than a dozen options available to legal job hunters and recruiters. In her April 2001 "Computer...


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