Investigative Research
  • New ABA book shows lawyers alternatives to expensive legal research databases Just published by the American Bar Association, "Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers, Second Edition" by Judy Davis and Carole Levitt directs lawyers to useful and reliable databases and explains how to use them effectively. This edition has updated information...


  • Join us for "The Ethics of Social Media Research" webinar on June 28th.  CLEwebinars.com is hosting "The Ethics of Social Media Research" webinar on June 28th at 1:00-2:30 pm ET, presented by Carole Levitt, Esq. & Mark Rosch. (This webinar qualifies for 1.5 hours of Ethics credits.) In this webinar, you will learn how to avoid potential ethical traps when you...


  • Investigate This New FREE Webinar on Jun 17, 2020: "How Data Can Help You Win: Finding Background and Investigative Information to Support Your Cases and Transactions" Join us for a new, free webinar, "How Data Can Help You Win: Finding Background and Investigative Information to Support Your Cases and Transactions" on Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT at (https://linkon.in/3hmPMXe). (...


  • In what they are touting as an exclusive report, the online technology publication OneZero is reporting that "Wolfcom, a company that makes technology for police, is pitching body cameras with live facial recognition to law enforcement groups across the United States."  This would be a departure from the announced strategies of competitors in the law enforcement/body-worn camera...


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  • By: Mark Rosch Twitter appears to have disabled its pinpoint geographical search capability, and severely limited its other geographic search capablities. Some less precise geographic search capabilities do still remain. Until recently, it was possible to enter the search instruction geocode (along with GPS coordinates for a specific location) into the search box at Twitter to...


  • Facebook has discontinued many search features useful to legal professionals conducting background and investigative research of users on the popular social networking site. These include searching by email address and phone number to locate someone’s Facebook profile. The changes were spurred by recent revelations that political data mining firm Cambridge Analytica scraped publicly...


  • The popular Internet research manual, The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet: Conducting Effective Investigative and Background Research on the Web has been updated to a new 14th edition. The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet features extensive reviews of the best investigative and background research resources available for free (or at low cost) on the Internet.  Unlike others...


  • After many years of hiding the search page where you could search Facebook for a user by name without being logged into an account, Facebook has finally killed the feature off. For many years, searchers could use the search form at https://www.facebook.com/srch.php to perform a name search through the Facebook user database – even if the searcher wasn’t logged into their own...


  • In an earlier post, we reported that TLOxp announced a forthcoming “Relationship Report,” which allows subscribers to simultaneously run one report comparing the assets (typically this refers only to real property and vehicles—not bank accounts or stocks) and showing other connections between two subjects. Pricing had not been announced at that time. Now that we have tried out...


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