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  • Now Thank Your Google Plus Friends For Plus One-ing Pages
    03/16/2012 - 17:18
    Google has further extended the social reach of its Google+ social experiment and its social search results. Now you can thank your Google+ connections for recommending pages that turn up in your search results. Share this artice:           Part of the "Google Plus Your World" search results incorporates pages that your connections on...

  • Google Scholar Changes Presentation of Case Law Citations
    03/16/2012 - 12:24
    On March 8, 2012, Google announced a change to the way it presented case law citations in its Google Scholar case law database.  "Today, we are changing how we present citations to legal opinions. Now, instead of sorting the citing documents by their prominence, we sort them by the extent of discussion of the cited case. Opinions that discuss the cited case in detail are presented...

  • Google Shutters Knol
    03/06/2012 - 15:30
    In an email to users, Google has announced that it is closing Knol service. Existing content posted to Knol will be visible to the public through April 30, 2012. After that, content will no longer be visible to the public, but creators will have until October 1, 2012 to download or export their content. After october 1, Knol content will no longer be available. Share this artice:  ...

  • California MCLE Deadline Approaching for Attorneys in Group 2; Continuing Legal Education Compliance Must be Completed by January 31, 2012, Reported by February 1
    01/14/2012 - 18:16
    The MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) compliance deadline for California attorneys in Compliance Group 2 is January 31, 2011. Compliance Group 2 includes all licensed California attorneys whose names end with letters H through M. California attorneys are required to report their MCLE compliance by February 1 online via their "My State Bar" profile. Share this article:   ...

  • Rootsweb Removes Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
    12/22/2011 - 05:15
    Rootsweb has removed the searchable Social Security Death Index (SSDI) from its site. The search form for this database has been replaced with the notification below. Follow us:        Share this article:     Updated, searchable versions of the SSDI will apparently remain available at pay sites (like As of this writing, the Mormon...

  • Google Redesigns Home Page Again, Hides Advanced Search Page Further
    12/12/2011 - 02:36
    Google has announced yet another redesign to its homepage. This one includes a drop-down menu to access various Google databases and services, as well as a new "Google bar" that will remain constant across all of Google's services. In its announcement, Google states that the, "new Google bar that will enable you to navigate quickly between our services, as well as share the...

  • Wolfram Alpha Launches Lawyer's Personal Assistant App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
    12/06/2011 - 14:29
           Wolfram Alpha has announced its Lawyer's Professional Assistant app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The app is $4.99 in the Apple iTunes App Store. Features include:   A dictionary of legal terms; statutes of limitations for each US state; and information about visa types, including requirements, common issues, and extensions and limits...

  • Black Friday Pricing on The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet Through November 30
    11/25/2011 - 02:25
           Internet For Lawyers is offering Black Friday pricing on its best-selling Internet research guide through the end of the month. Order "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet" before November 30 to take 50% off the cover price - using the discount code available to Twitter followers. Much of the information that was once only available to...

  • Google Redesigns Web Search Advanced Search Page
    11/23/2011 - 11:17
          Google has redesigned its Web Search Advanced Search page. The new design undoes a change made in a previous redesign, makes some features more prominent, and removes (another) useful search filter from the page. The first noticeable difference to the Advanced Search page is the addition of a "To do this in the search box" tutorial on the right-hand side of...

  • Google News Advanced Search Page Link Relocated
    11/15/2011 - 12:19
         Google has changed the way users access the Advanced Search options for its News database. The Advanced Search options are now accessed via a drop-down arrow on the right hand side of the Google News search box. Previously, the Advanced Search page was accessed via an "Advanced news search" link located to the right of the search box. Additionally, the URL...

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