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

CONTENTS

  1. Site Offers Free Access to More Than 40,000 Court Forms
  2. Google Now Indexes Documents in the Adobe PDF File Format
  3. FreeEdgar Begins Charging for Previously Free E-Mail Alerts
  4. Forbes Magazine Introduces New Executive Tracker
  5. Have a Backup Plan to Avoid Losing Valuable Computer data
  6. MacAttorney.com offers FREE Newsletter for Macintosh Using Attorneys
  7. Tax Forms for All 50 States & the Feds are FREE Available Online
  8. NY Post Plans to Put 200 Years Worth of Archives Online
  9. MDVista Offers Medical Portal Written & Edited by World Renowned Physicians
  10. More Tips
  11. Subscribe/Unsubscribe
  12. Advertising
  13. Redistribution

1. Site Offers Free Access to More Than 40,000 Court Forms

USCourts.com offers free access to more than 400,000 federal, state and local court forms. Users can also gain greater access and flexibility in using the forms via a paid subscription. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/free_court_forms.htm INTERNET LEGAL RESEARCH SEMINAR IN CENTURY CITY TUESDAY, APRIL 17 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. "How To Use The Internet For Business & Investigative Research" 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_apr.htm or e-mail seminars@netforlawyers.com.

2. Google Indexes PDF

Google, which claims "the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry's most advanced search technology," has added the ability to index and search files in the Adobe PDF file format. Currently, the Google index contains over 13 million PDF documents which can be returned as part of a user's Google search. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/google_pdf.htm

3. FreeEdgar.com Begins Charging for Previously Free E-Mail Alerts

FreeEdgar.com's just got a little bit less free. The company announced that it will begin charging its more inquisitive users for its previously free "Watchlist" e-mail alerts. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/freeedgar_e-mail.htm

4. Forbes Magazine Introduces People Tracker of Executives

Forbes.com has introduced a new "high end" People Tracker allowing users to track over 120,000 executives and members of the Forbes "Rich" and "Celebrity" lists, as well as public companies and their executives. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/forbes_people_tracker.htm

5. Planning and Implementing a Computer Backup System

Computer crashes are a fact of life, but in her "Computer Counselor" column for the Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, Carole Levitt and Maestro Computing Services' Elliott Stern explain how attorneys can develop a simple back-up plan to avoid the loss of productivity or computer data that can be caused by small, everyday problems, such as wear and tear, viruses, electrical surges or outages, and accidents. For more, see: http://www.netforlawyers.com/articles.htm#backup

6. MacAttorney.com offers FREE Newsletter for Macintosh Using Attorneys

MacAttorney.com offers a FREE newsletter for all attorneys who use (or are considering buying) a Macintosh computer in their legal practice. The monthly newsletter contains tips on using the Macintosh, the latest Macintosh computer news, events, products for law office use, and special promotions for attorneys. For an online version, see: http://www.netforlawyers.com/mac_attorney.htm or visit the web site http://www.macattorney.com

7. Tax Forms for All 50 States & the Feds are Available FREE Online

Looking for a tax form that wasn't included in your package from the IRS, or one from another state? Internet For Lawyers has links to resources for tax forms for all the states, as well as the Federal government. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/tax_forms.htm

8. New York Post Plans to Put 200 Years of Archives Online

The New York Post, the nation's oldest continuously published daily newspaper, has announced plans to make its 200 years worth of archives available on the Internet. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/new_york_post_archive.htm

9. MDvista Offers Online Medical Portal Written & Edited by World Renowned Physicians

MDvista has gathered together 40 prominent physicians from top-tier universities including Stanford, Harvard, and University of Chicago on its editorial board. While this may sound like an impressive list by itself, it is even more impressive when one considers that most other medical portals are edited by non-physicians. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/medical_portal.htm

10. 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.

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13. Redistribution of Information

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President

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(310) 559-2247

clevitt@netforlawyers.com

 

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