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

July 2001

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CONTENTS

  1. VentureWire Moves to Paid Subscriptions
  2. Search the Web Without A Search Engine?
  3. Consumer Group Calls Search Engine Rankings Deceptive
  4. Vanderbilt University Archives TV News Broadcasts
  5. Research Institute Ranks States According to Legal/Judicial Technology Usage
  6. Application Service Providers Are Gaining Acceptance
  7. Find CEO Salaries for Hundreds of Public Companies
  8. Search Images with Google
  9. Cal Bar Issues Formal Ethics Opinion Regarding Attorney Web Sites
  10. Publish & Manage Your Own E-mail Newsletter (Part II)
  11. West's LegalEdcenter Adds Online CLE materials from PLI & ALM
  12. Firm to Digitize Newspaper Archives Back to 1690
  13. More Tips
  14. Subscribe/Unsubscribe
  15. Advertising
  16. Redistribution

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Be advised that the http://www.googlegroups.com URL no longer works for the Google Groups Usenet Archive (formerly deja.com). Searchers should use http://www.groups.google.com. Owners of the new 4th Edition of "How to Use the Internet for Legal, Business & Investigative Research : A Guide for Legal Professionals" should make note on pages 70 & 76. Information on this new edition is available at http://www.netforlawyers.com/prod01.htm .

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1. VentureWire Moves to Paid Subscriptions

In an message posted on its web site, VentureWire announced that it will be offering two distinct levels of information to site visitors and e-mail newsletter subscribers - VentureWire Professional & VentureWire Alert. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/venturewire.htm "It's quickly going to become one of my best-worn desk reference books." Paula Freston, director of the Paralegal Studies Program at Merced (CA) College referring to the new 4th edition of Carole Levitt's popular "HOW TO USE THE INTERNET FOR LEGAL, BUSINESS & INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH: A GUIDE FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS" Click here to find out why. http://www.netforlawyers.com/prod01.htm

2. Search the Web Without A Search Engine?

Redwood City, CA-based RealNames has introduced a new service allowing Internet users to search selected major search engines directly from their browser's address window. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/realnames.htm

3. Consumer Group Calls Search Engine Rankings Deceptive

Ralph Nader-founded consumer watchdog organization Commercial Alert has filed a complaint with the FTC alleging that results returned by over a half-dozen major search engines constitute false advertising. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/consumer_alert.htm

4. Vanderbilt University Archives TV News Broadcasts

Vanderbilt University, of Nashville, TN maintains a collection of over 30,000 US network television news broadcasts dating back to 1968. Tapes and transcripts are available on a fee-for-service basis. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/vanderbilt_tv.htm

5. Research Institute Ranks States According to Legal/Judicial Technology Usage

The Center for Digital Government recently announced that Colorado, Delaware, Illinois and New Jersey are the leading providers of digital technologies to their respective judicial systems. http://www.netforlawyers.com/judicial_tech.htm August MCLE from Los Angeles County Bar Association & Internet For Lawyers August 1, 2001, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Internet Legal Research-- Finding Free Resources August 9, 2001, 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Discover the Internet--Using the Internet to Prepare for Discovery For more information see: http://www.netforlawyers.com/lacba_august_mcle.htm

6. Application Service Providers Are Gaining Acceptance

Application Service Providers (ASPs) can help firms hold down the costs of new software implementation. In her "Computer Counselor" column, Carole Levitt and legal technology expert Thomas Fleming examine how law firms can benefit by utilizing ASPs. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/lacba_ASP_article.htm

7. Find CEO Salaries for Hundreds of Public Companies

The AFL-CIO makes finding the salaries of over 1100 CEOs easy via its Executive PayWatch database. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/ceo_salaries.htm

8. Search Images with Google

Google has added a searchable database of 150 million images. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/google_images.htm. *Owners of the new 4th Edition of "How to Use the Internet for Legal, Business & Investigative: A Guide for Legal Professionals" should note this development as part of page 71's discussion of locating photos of individuals. Information on this new edition is available at http://www.netforlawyers.com/prod01.htm.

9. Cal Bar Issues Formal Ethics Opinion Regarding Attorney Web Sites

The California State Bar has issued a formal ruling regarding attorney web sites and whether they constitute a "communication" with, or a "solicitation" of potentials clients. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/attorney_web_ethics.htm

10. Publish & Manage Your Own E-mail Newsletter (Part II)

Manage, update & promote your own e-mail newsletter with Topica's free service. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsletter_resource_2.htm

11. West's LegalEdcenter Adds Online CLE materials from PLI & ALM

The West Group has announced that they have made agreements to add CLE materials from Practicising Law Institute (PLI) and American Lawyer Media (ALM) to West's LegalEdCenter online CLE offerings. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/west_online_cle.htm

12. Firm to Digitize Community Newspaper Archives Back to 1690

Framingham, MA-based Cold North Wind has teamed with the National Newspaper Association to digitize 20,000 community newspapers back to 1690. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/digital_newspapers.htm

13. 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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16. Redistribution of Information

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President

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clevitt@netforlawyers.com

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