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

September/October 2001

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CONTENTS

1. Site Offers Searchable Database of State & County Criminal Records
2. Internet For Lawyers President Moderates Law.com Online CLE
3. BoardReader.com Delivers Search Results from Internet Message Boards
4. White House Re-Launches Official Web Site; Clinton-Era Sites Still Available
5. Elsevier Science Delivers "Science-Only" Search Engine
6. New Service Provides People/Asset/Real Property Tracing
7. Ten-K Wizard Ends Free Access
8. Is Your Web Site as Effective as It Should Be?
9. Government Sites Pull "Sensitive" Data
10. U.S. Department of Health Offers Health/Human Services Portal
11. More Tips
12. Subscribe/Unsubscribe
13. Advertising
14. Redistribution

1. Site Offers Searchable Database of State & County Criminal Records

Rapsheets.com offers criminal records searches in 30 states and selected counties in 4 states for a modest subscription and per search fee. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/rapsheets.htm

2. Internet For Lawyers President Moderates Online CLE

IFL president Carole Levitt moderates Law.com's online CLE entitled "Using the Internet as a Research Tool For Attorneys." See http://www.netforlawyers.com/lawcom_cle.htm

3. BoardReader.com Delivers Search Results from Internet Message Boards

BoardReader.com is a message board search engine delivering search results from over 700,000 online message boards and forums. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/boardreader.htm

4. White House Re-Launches Official Web Site; Clinton-Era Sites Still Available

When President Bush took office, a new, less robust web site replaced the Internet presence of the Clinton-Gore White House. Recently the White House relaunched its web site - but for those looking for historical/archival information, the web sites of the Clinton years have also been preserved. See http://www.netforlawyers.com/white_house_web.htm 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." "HOW TO USE THE INTERNET FOR LEGAL, BUSINESS & INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH: A GUIDE FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS" Click here to add this book to your bookshelf. http://www.netforlawyers.com/prod01.htm

5. Elsevier Science Delivers "Science-Only" Search Engine

Scientific information publisher Elsevier Science offers a science specific search engine covering more than 60 million science-related pages. http://www.netforlawyers.com/scirus.htm

6. New Low-Cost Service Provides People/Asset/Real Property Tracing

Accurint offers low-cost access to comprehensive background information, including: a basic report showing the subject's name, ssn, address and phone number and a full report with much more information. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/accurint.htm Internet For Lawyers Has New Ethics & General MCLE Quizzes Online Internet For Lawyers has added two new participatory online MCLE quizzes to its web site. California, New York and Arizona attorneys can earn ETHICS, LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT or GENERAL credit for only $15.00 per hour. For more information see: http://www.netforlawyers.com/online_mcle.htm Internet For Lawyers is a California State Bar approved MCLE provider.

7. Government & Private Sites Pull "Sensitive" Data

The National Imagery & Mapping Agency, The U.S. Office of Pipeline Safety and the Federation of American Scientists have all removed content from their web sites that could be useful to terrorists. See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/sensitive.htm

8. Is Your Web Site as Effective as It Should Be?Merely posting a web site on the Internet is not enough to generate new business via the Internet, so lawyers need to take additional steps to make their sites findable. In her "Computer Counselor" column, Carole Levitt and electronic marketing consultant Mark Rosch discuss strategies to make any business' web site more easily findable by prospective clients..See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/lacba_web_audit_article.htm

9. Ten-K Wizard Ends Free Access

The best, real-time, full-text access to SEC filings is no longer free. Free access still available at other sites.See http://www.netforlawyers.com/10K_wizard.htm

10. U.S. Government Offers Health/Human Services Portal

The U.S Department of Health offers links to a variety of health and human services information via its HealthFinder portal.See: http://www.netforlawyers.com/health_finder.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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14. Redistribution of Information

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Carole Levitt

President

Internet For Lawyers

(310) 559-2247

clevitt@netforlawyers.com

 

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