Internet Legal Research Update - April/May 2001
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INTERNET FOR LAWYERS - INTERNET LEGAL RESEARCH UPDATE BY CAROLE LEVITT J.D., M.L.S.

APRIL/MAY 2001

CONTENTS

  1. CarFax.com Adds Stolen Vehicle Information
  2. West Goes Wireless
  3. AltaVista Adds Current News Headlines to Search Results
  4. Watchdog Group Posts 50 Years of Internal Chemical Industry Documents
  5. How Fast is Your Internet Connection
  6. Online Legal Job Hunters Have A Wealth of Options
  7. Court Mulls Availability of Records Online
  8. Company Sleuth To Charge for "Stake-Out" Reports
  9. Arizona's 'Jail-Cam' Makes EarthCam.com's '25 Most Interesting' List
  10. Yahoo Ends Free Access to Real Time Stock Quotes
  11. More Tips
  12. Subscribe/Unsubscribe
  13. Advertising
  14. Redistribution

1. CarFax.com Adds Stolen Vehicle Information

CarFax.com, the Fairfax, VA-based provider of vehicle title histories online announced that it has added stolen vehicle information to its database. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/stolen_vehicle_information.htm NEW EDITION OF "HOW TO USE THE INTERNET FOR LEGAL, BUSINESS & INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH: A GUIDE FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS" NOW AVAILABLE The Fourth Edition of Carole Levitt's popular Internet legal reference manual "How to Use The Internet for Legal, Business & Investigative Research: A Guide for Legal Professionals" is now available. This newly revised book is a guide to FREE federal state and local Internet resources. The current edition has been updated to include detailed information on new resources such as LexisONE.com and DailyJournal.com. The guide's extensive index of nearly 1100 entries makes information easy to find. Despite the additions and expansion of the book's coverage, the price remains the same as previous editions at only $34.95. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/prod01.htm

2. West Goes Wireless

West Group announced that it will offer Westlaw's legal research tools to wireless internet users via the OmniSky service. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/west_wireless.htm

3. AltaVista Adds News Headlines to Search Results

AltaVista has partnered with news search engine Moreover to integrate current news articles in returned AltaVista search results. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/altavista_moreover.htm

4. Watchdog Group Posts 50 Years of Internal Chemical Industry Documents

The Enviromental Working Group, a self-described "watchdog group," has posted more than 35,000 pages of internal chemical industry documents covering the last 50 years. For more see http://www.netforlawyers.com/chemical_records.htm

5. How Fast is Your Internet Connection

C|net offers to test the speed of your connection to the internet, visit C|net.com. http://www.cnet.com/internetservices/g/bm/msn/0001.html

6. Online Legal Job Hunters Have A 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. In her "Los Angeles Lawyer," "Computer Counselor" column, Carole Levitt examines more than a dozen options available to legal job hunters and recruiters. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/lacba_articles.htm

7. Courts Mull Availability of Records Online

A subcommittee of the Judicial Conference of the United States is considering the security and privacy implications of the availability of court case files on the Internet. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/court_records_online.htm

8. Company Sleuth To Charge for "Stake-Out" Reports

Company Sleuth has informed subscribers that it will begin charging for "premium services" such as "Stake-Out Reports" in early May. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/company_sleuth.htm

9. Arizona's 'Jail-Cam' Makes EarthCam.com's '25 Most Interesting' List

Fueling the debate surrounding law enforcement agencies posting arrestee information on the Internet, the Maricopa County Sheriff's "Jail Cam" was voted one of the "25 Most Interesting Webcams" by visitors to the Earthcam.com Network. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/jail_cam.htm.

10. Yahoo Ends Free Access to Real Time Stock Quotes

Yahoo, which launched its free real-time stock quote service in September of last year, announced it will now be charging for the service. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/yahoo_stock_quotes.htm

11. Want more Internet Legal Research Tips??

Go to http://www.netforlawyers.com for additional articles, features and tips for conducting more effective legal, business & investigative research on the Internet.

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