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  • 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 ( According to Lexis, “LexisNexis Communities have replaced the...

  • 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...

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