Internet Legal Research Update - December 2000/January 2001

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INTERNET FOR LAWYERS - INTERNET LEGAL RESEARCH UPDATE BY CAROLE LEVITT J.D.,M.L.S.

December 2000/January 2001

CONTENTS

  1. Does Your Web Site Draw Clients? The Internet is a great research tool, but don't forget its value as a marketing tool.
  2. Don't know how to send an e-newsletter to clients or potential clients, or don't have the time? We'll show you how or do it for you. Internet For Lawyers announces their new Internet marketing resources for law firms and solos.
  3. The Los Angeles Daily Journal finally comes of age. Read a review of their web site, which is now up and running in Los Angeles (and San Diego and Orange County).
  4. FindLaw Launches Small Business Marketplace
  5. Try ONLINE MCLE courses. The dreaded MCLE deadline is coming up for California attorneys--January 31, 2001.
  6. If you got a new computer for the holidays, you'll want to read "Three Simple Steps to Maintain Computer Efficiency"- At the office and at home, these computer tune-up schedules will save you time and heartache.
  7. The Los Angeles County Bar Association Law Practice Manage- ment Section hosts networking meetings the last Tuesday of every month.
  8. More Tips
  9. Subscribe/Unsubscribe
  10. Advertising
  11. Redistribution

Beat the January 31 MCLE deadline with Internet For Lawyers' MCLE SEMINARS IN CENTURY CITY IN JANUARY!!!!!! "Internet Basics" Seminar: Topics to be covered range from browsers, email, and bookmarks to basic legal research. For date and time and other details see http://www.netforlawyers.com/century_city_mcle_jan_29.htm or e-mail seminars@netforlawyers.com. Jan. 31, 2001 from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"How To Use The Internet For Business & Investigative Research" Seminar: Topics to be covered range from: finding legal collections by topic to investigative research (business research, public records and people finders). For other details see http://www.netforlawyers.com/century_city_mcle_jan.htm or e-mail seminars@netforlawyers.com. All programs include dinner and an 85 page book, "How to Use the Internet for Legal, Business & Investigative Research: A Guide for Legal Professionals". (The book alone normally sells for $34.95.) INTERNET FOR LAWYERS is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

1. The Internet is a great research tool, but don't forget its value as a marketing tool. Is your web site drawing clients?

Does it need a tune-up? To be effective, clients and prospective clients have to be able to find your web site. There are numerous methods you can employ to insure that they can. Setting up a web site is only the first step to effectively using the Internet to market your law practice. E-mail newsletters, newsgroups and publishing online articles are all important elements in an effective Internet marketing effort. Learn about other Internet marketing strategies and tips at http://www.netforlawyers.com/internet_marketing.htm

2. Don't know how to send an e-newsletter to clients or potential clients, or don't have the time?

We'll show you how ... or do it for you. Internet For Lawyers announces their new Internet marketing consulting services for law firms and solos. Internet For Lawyers' (IFL) President Carole Levitt has combined her more than two decades of legal background and Internet expertise with IFL Vice-President Mark Rosch's 14 years experience in Marketing to advise law firms and solo attorneys on the most effective methods of using the Internet to generate business. Mark is also the Web consultant for the State Bar of California's Law Practice Management & Technology Section. For more information visit http://www.netforlawyers.com/lawyer_marketing.htm or E-mail Internet For Lawyers at: marketing@netforlawyers.com or call 310-559-2247 for a FREE 1/2 HOUR CONSULTATION/WEB SITE AUDIT.

3. The Los Angeles Daily Journal finally comes of age (on the web).

If you have a subscription to the print newspaper you should have received a postcard by now to sign up your free password. Read our review of the Daily Journal web site to learn more about exactly what's available at http://www.netforlawyers.com/daily_journal.htm

4. FindLaw's Launches new Small business Marketplace.

Through a new partnership with Onvia.com, FindLaw.com enables legal professionals, and other businesspeople to buy business products and services (non-legal) at the FindLaw Web site. For more information see: http://www.netforlawyers.com/findlaw_exchange.htm

5. Try ONLINE MCLE courses.

The dreaded MCLE deadline is coming up for California attorneys--January 31, 2001. There's no better way to quickly and painlessly accumulate your MCLE hours than going online. The benefits over live seminars are: no time lost to commuting to the live seminar, you can go online at any time and take the course on your schedule (not theirs). You can even take many courses in increments if you can't block out an entire hour. California, Arizona and New York attorneys can earn MCLE credit from Internet For Lawyers online courses. We now have two courses available online for a total of 3 possible credit hours. Learn how to find Public Records free on the Internet in one course and in another course learn where to find Company Information free on the Internet. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/online_mcle.htm For a review (from topics to cost) of 12 other California MCLE online providers, see: http://www.netforlawyers.com/cal_online_mcle.htm Many of these providers are also approved in other states to provide MCLE credit.

6. "Three Simple Steps to Maintain Computer Efficiency" -

At the office and at home, computer tune-up schedules save users time and heartache. Read Los Angeles Lawyer's Computer Counselor Carole Levitt's November column, co-written with the PC Maestro, Elliott Stern, author of "Get Your Computer Running Right". "Feel sluggish? Been crashing more than usual lately? Not you, your computer. By taking about fifteen minutes each week to run a few daily and weekly diagnostic tests and maintenance procedures on each computer (at home and at the office, networked or not), sluggish performance and crashes can be averted. Regular maintenance enhances a computer‚s performance, and ultimately its user's performance." Read the article at http://www.netforlawyers.com/articles.htm#top Purchase Stern's book at http://www.netforlawyers.com/computer_book.htm

7. The Los Angeles County Bar Association Law Practice Management Section hosts its LPM Network meetings the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Century City.

October's meeting focused on a discussion about Partner Compensation. Internet Marketing was the focus of November's meeting, with the discussion facilitated by Mark Rosch, Vice-President of Marketing for Internet For Lawyers and Carole Levitt. Due to the holidays, there was no meeting in December. January's topic will be legal staffing. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/legal_seminars_jan_2001.htm for more information or send an email to clevitt@netforlawyers.com for your invitation to the next LPM Network meeting. Read about what Internet Marketing tips were offered by Mark and Carole at the November meeting at http://www.netforlawyers.com/internet_marketing.htm

8. Want more Internet Legal Research Tips??

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

9. How to subscribe/unsubscribe from this newsletter

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10. Advertising Information For more information on advertising in the INTERNET

FOR LAWYERS Newsletter, books, or web site, contact us at advertising@netforlawyers.com.

11. Redistribution of Information

We encourage you to freely distribute this INTERNET FOR LAWYERS newsletter, as long as it bears the following attribution: Source: INTERNET FOR LAWYERS (c) 2000 http://www.netforlawyers.com While we welcome links to http://www.netforlawyers.com (or any of our articles or resources) republication of this or any Internet For Lawyers material on another website is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of Internet For Lawyers. We do not encourage, condone or practice spamming in the distribution/re-distribution of this newsletter. Please only forward this message to individuals you know and whom you feel could benefit from its content.

Carole Levitt

President

Internet For Lawyers

(310) 559-2247

clevitt@netforlawyers.com

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