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  • Big Images Come in Small Packages; Data Projectors Continue to Shrink; Pico Projectors at 2011 CES
    01/08/2011 - 10:07
    One of the biggest stories at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is about a product that's getting smaller and smaller. More than a half-dozen companies announced newer and smaller LCD (and/or LED, DLP) data projectors. Lawyers, professional speakers, CLE organizations, or anyone who travels to make presentations will find these pico projectors useful. Despite their small size,...


  • LexisNexis Raises Price of Shephardizing Cases in LexisONE Community
    01/05/2011 - 13:38
    LexisNexis has raised the price of Shephardizing a single case at it's LexisONE Community free online caselaw research site from $6.00/case to $15.00/case. This appears to be a New Year's price increase, as the price was $6.00/case when we visited the site in late December 2010. Prices have not increased for longer-term access to Shephard's. Daily packages for unlimited access to...


  • California Paralegal MCLE Compliance Deadline
    12/25/2010 - 15:33
    The deadline for all California Paralegals to earn their mandatory MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) credits is December 31, 2014. Since 2001, California Paralegals have been required to complete 8 hours of MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education). These must consist of at least 4 hours of Legal Ethics and the remaining 4 hours can cover general MCLE topics. In 2007, the California...


  • Intelius Allows Individuals to Monitor and (Somewhat) Control Information Available Online; TrueRep Service Available Now in Beta
    12/07/2010 - 15:01
    Intelius, the Web-based aggregator of public record and publicly available information, has launched a new subscription service that allows individuals and businesses the ability to view and analyze the information that is available online about them. The TrueRep service also allows subscribers to exert some (small) level of control over by suppressing contact information (address and...


  • Google Updates 'Updates' its Search Sidebar - Now Referred to as 'Realtime'; Some Searches Displaying Only Twitter Results
    12/06/2010 - 13:42
    In the Spring of 2010, Google made a major alteration in the way it displayed search results with the introduction of the left-hand sidebar. One of the new additions to the sidebar was the "Updates" option which displayed "real-time" search results drawn from a (seemingly) finite group or sources like Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, and MySpace. At the time, the majority...


  • Adobe Announces Acrobat X Collaboration, File Sharing, and PDF Creation Tools
    11/15/2010 - 04:06
    This morning, Adobe announced new collaboration, file-sharing/sending, and PDF creation tools available in Adobe Acrobat X Professional and online. Acrobat X Pro's new "guided Actions" allow users to "automate routine, multi-step tasks and easily share them with coworkers and collaborators," the company's press release announced. Also, Acrobat X's "new...


  • Google Removes 'Timeline' Display Option From News Archive Results; Clarifies Dates Assigned to Results
    11/10/2010 - 15:14
    UPDATE 11/11/10: The "Timeline" option to display Google Web search results is still available. (See screenshot below.) The Timeline option is still not available for News and/or News Archive results. Google has removed the "Timeline" display option from its Google News Archives search results list. When it was available, selecting this option reordered the results,...


  • Internet Archive Increases Delay in Posting Pages to Collection
    11/10/2010 - 11:28
      One of the most popular resources that we discuss in our live Continuing Legal Education seminars using the Internet for investigative research is the Internet Archive (aka Archive.org). Numerous attorneys have told us that the site's collection of old versions of billions of Web pages has provided important information in the matters they've handled. (Still more tell us that...


  • New Jersey Model Jury Instructions Amended to Specifically Keep Jurors From Tweeting
    10/31/2010 - 20:43
    Florida's not the first jurisdiction to clarify its Model Jury Instructions to include specific language barring jurors from discussing the cases they are hearing via social media like Twitter and Facebook. In May 2010, the New Jersey state courts amended their Model Civil Jury Instruction 1.11C to include "added reference to Use of the Internet and other electronic media." While...


  • Florida Supreme Court Updates Jury Instructions to Keep Jurors From Tweeting
    10/29/2010 - 14:43
    The Florida Supreme Court has updated its Standard Jury Instructions to specifically admonish jurors from discussing the cases they are hearing, "in person or through the telephone, writing, or electronic communication, such as a blog, twitter, e-mail, text message, or any other means." Interestingly, the Court has singled out "twitter" by name, but not other popular social...


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