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

February/March 2002

CONTENTS

  1. Merlin No Longer Offers Free Bankruptcy Searches
  2. Service Locates Hard-to-Find Videos
  3. Firm Offers Electronic Versions of Newspapers From Around the World
  4. Web-Surfing Payphone Available on New York Streets
  5. California Supreme Court Dockets Available Online
  6. AltaVista Creates Invisible Web Index
  7. Iowa Court Records Now Online
  8. University Posts 50+ Years of Tobacco Industry Documents
  9. Seller Offers Rare, Out-of-Print, Hard to Find Books Via Internet
  10. Foundation Teams With Law Schools to Create 'Cease & Desist' Archive
  11. More Tips
  12. Subscribe/Unsubscribe
  13. Advertising
  14. Redistribution

1. Merlin No Longer Offers Free Bankruptcy Searches

Merlin Information Service ends its free Bankruptcy information searches. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/merlin_no_bankrupt.htm

2. Service Offers Hard-to-Find Videos

VideoFinders sells copies of hard-to-find films and TV shows. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/video_finders.htm

3. Firm Offers Electronic Versions of Newspapers From Around the World

NewspaperDirect offers "print-on-demand" newspapers from around the world. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/news_direct.htm

4. Web-Surfing Payphone Available on New York Streets

New Yorkers can surf the web or check their e-mail from a specially equipped payphone. For more information see: http://www.netforlawyers.com/web_phones.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." Book 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," at http://www.netforlawyers.com/prod01.htm

5. California Supreme Court Dockets Available Online

A searchable database of California Supreme Court dockets is now available. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/ca-supreme_dockets.htm

6. AltaVista Creates Invisible Web Index

Popular search engine enhances results with pointers to relevant resources on the "Invisible Web." See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/invistable_web.htm

7. Iowa Court Records Now Online

Basic court information (including some records) is now available online for all 99 Iowa counties. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/iowa_courts.htm

8. University Posts 50+ Years of Tobacco Industry Documents

The University of California, San Francisco has posted over 20 million (previously secret) internal tobacco industry documents. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/tobacco_docs.htm

9. Seller Offers Rare, Out-of-Print, Hard to Find Books Via Internet

ABE Books presents a database of more than 30 million hard to find books in a single searchable databse. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/abe_books.htm

10. Foundation Teams With Law Schools to Create Online

'Cease & Desist' Archive The Electronic Freedom Foundation has teamed with Berkeley, Harvard and Stanford law schools to create a comprehensive archive of "cease & desist" letters sent to web masters. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/chilling_effects.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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