Internet Legal Research Update - August/September 2002
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INTERNET FOR LAWYERS - INTERNET LEGAL RESEARCH UPDATE BY CAROLE LEVITT J.D., M.L.S. & MARK ROSCH

August/September 2002

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CONTENTS

1. ChoicePoint Expands National Criminal Record Database
2. Online Tool Converts .PDF to Text
3. Secure Online Transactions may be in First.Gov's Future
4. Software Available to Track Stolen Laptops
5. Los Angeles Launches Sex Offender Location Map
6. Site Allows Users to Track Airplanes In-Flight
7. Site Offers Internal Company Memos
8. Japanese Company Announces 'Hack-Proof' Hard Drive
9. Dallas County Offers Public Records Online
10. Site Offers Old Phone Books For Sale
11. More Tips
12. Subscribe/Unsubscribe
13. Advertising
14. Redistribution

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1. Online Database ChoicePoint Online Expands its National Criminal Records Database

Choicepoint announces an expansion of its criminal records database to now include more than 63 million records from all 50 states. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/choice_criminals.htm

2. Online Tool Converts .PDF to Text

Software manufacturer Adobe offers a web-based tool to convert (almost) any .PDF document to a text (html) document. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/convert_pdf.htm

3. Secure Online Transactions May be in First.Gov's Future

First.Gov works to add secure online transactions (including e-commerce) to the federal government portal. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/firstgov_commerce.htm

4. Software Available to Track Stolen Laptops

A number of companies have developed software to track stolen laptop computers. For more information see: http://www.netforlawyers.com/laptop_jack.htm Legal Management magazine (the Journal of the Association of Legal Administrators said: "Users can easily find the web sites they're looking for ... in the guide's comprehensive index." Get your own copy of the book that Dan Harmon, Editor of the West Group's The Lawyer's PC "Definitely recommended for the legal researcher's bookshelf."

5. Los Angeles Launches Sex Offender Location Map

While Los Angeles' Sex Offender Registry database is not available via the Internet, a searchable map that pinpoints (anonymously) the homes of registered offenders is. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/la_offendermap.htm

6. Site Allows Users to Track Airplanes In-Flight

Trip.com allows users to track the progress of commercial airliners en route. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/track_plane.htm Find out how the American Bar Association's "Attorney & Law Firm Guide to Practicing Law" by Ed Poll can help you: Click here Be more successful. Be more profitable. Attract more clients. Have your clients pay on time. Have greater control of your practice.

7. Site Offers Internal Company Memos

Internalmemos.com Offers access to internal company memos. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/memos.htm

8. Japanese Company Announces 'Hack-Proof' Hard Drive

A Japanese Company has developed a 'two-headed' hard drive that makes it impossible for someone gaining control of a server remotely to write information to the drive. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/two_heads.htm

9. Dallas County Offers Public Records Online

Public records in Dallas County, Texas are now available via the Internet. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/dallas_records.htm

10. Site Offers Old Phone Books For Sale

Site offers hard-to-find, historical phonebooks from select localities around the world. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/old_phonebooks.htm

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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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