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  • Bye Bye Google Apps
    12/07/2012 - 17:20
    On December 6, 2012, Google announced that it would no longer be accepting new domains into the free Google Apps program that had been available to small businesses. Businesses that signed up for the free accounts before December 7 will continue to have access to the service.           Google Apps is Google's suite of cloud-based productivity tools...


  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars 2012 Ohio Tour; Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland
    11/09/2012 - 12:31
    Internet For Lawyers principals Carole Levitt JD MLS and Mark Rosch are bringing their popular Internet Investigative and background research Continuing Legal Education seminars back to Ohio. During the three city tour, Levitt and Rosch will present their "Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet" MCLE seminar in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Cleveland.          (...


  • Internet Archive Launches TV News Search With Content Back to 2009
    09/18/2012 - 12:12
    The Internet Archive has launched a new searchable "lending library" of major television news broadcasts back to 2009. TV News Search & Borrow allows users to search the closed caption transcripts of these broadcasts to retrieve relevant news reports. One drawback to this strategy is that these transcripts are notoriously rife with spelling errors and "phonetic spellings"...


  • Removing Usenet Postings From the Google Groups Database
    07/03/2012 - 11:22
    One of the questions we often get in our live MCLE seminars regarding the Google Groups database is, "Can I remove old discussion group messages from this database?". The answer is "yes" - as long as you still have access to the e-mail account from which the message was posted. Google Groups' Help pages run through the process to delete those messages. The same Google...


  • Legal Ethics Opinions Related to Attorneys' Use of Social Media Profiles for Investigative and Background Research
    06/27/2012 - 06:46
    As more and more attorneys find useful background and investigative research information in the social networking profiles of opposing parties, potential witnesses, experts, etc. more and more State Bar associations are issuing Legal Ethics Opinions discussing whether or not (or under what circumstances they can) view these profiles to collect information about these types of people. Follow us:...


  • Google Scholar Updates Search Interface | Hides, Reduces Advanced Search Functionality
    05/30/2012 - 13:21
    Google appears to be testing out a redesign to its Google Scholar interface that integrates the service’s Advanced Search page into a drop-down menu to the right of the search box. Google labels it “our new modern look,” while we label it a major hindrance to those using Google Scholar to conduct case law research. It’s a hindrance for two reasons: it’s hidden (...


  • American Bar Association Offers Free Trial Memberships | Sign Up Before May 31
    05/24/2012 - 01:01
    Who says that there is no such thing as a free lunch? The American Bar Association (ABA) is offering a free trial membership to any lawyer who is not currently a member. It includes membership in the ABA and one Section, subscriptions to the ABA Journal, e-journal, you can check out their free CLE programs, the usual member benefits/discounts, and more. There's no charge for the trial membership...


  • Bing Revamps Results: More Social...Less Search
    05/22/2012 - 15:14
    Bing has revamped the way it retrieves and displays search results to prominently include results related to your social network connections - primarily Facebook and Twitter. The new Bing results display interface is broken up into three columns. The widest column, on the left-hand side displays a traditional looking list of relevant "blue link" results. The middle of the three columns...


  • What’s Missing From LexisNexis Communities? Free Case Law
    03/26/2012 - 10:35
    UPDATED 4/3/12 LexisNexis' Decade-Long Free Case Law Research Experiment Comes to an End Free, current case law research has disappeared from LexisNexis Communities. All links and access to the database formerly known as lexisONE have been removed. The deep link that previously led to a functional free case law search form on the LexisNexis Communities pages now displays only a message...


  • What’s Missing From LexisNexis Communities? Free Case Law
    03/23/2012 - 14:58
    Free, current case law research has disappeared form LexisNexis Communities. LexisONE, originally launched in July 2000 as a free legal portal by Lexis, was re-launched in December 2008 as LexisONE Community, and relaunched again in September 2011 as LexisNexis (LN) Communities (http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/portal). According to Lexis, “LexisNexis Communities have replaced the...


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