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  • New ABA Book Helps You Mine the Internet for Publicly Available Investigative Research Resources
    05/21/2010 - 09:46
    Finding information and conducting research on the Internet can be overwhelming and intimidating.  To help all professionals – not just lawyers – conduct effective research on the Internet, the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section has published Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 1:  Mining the Internet’s Publicly Available Resources for...

  • Google Scholar Adds E-mail Alerts
    05/10/2010 - 23:32
    Google has made it easier to keep up to date with topics, cases, patents, etc. searched via Google Scholar with the addition of e-mail alerts to the Scholar service. An envelope icon now appears at the top of each Scholar search results list. The Scholar Alerts feature functions similarly to the more-familiar Google Alerts (previously known as News Alerts) but with a few differences. Clicking...

  • Social Networking Sites are Valuable Tools for Lawyers: But Beware the Potential Ethical Pitfalls
    05/10/2010 - 15:19
    Social networking and ethics: what do these two concepts have in common? Plenty, if you're a lawyer. Using social networking can ensnare attorneys in ethical traps in two different ways — when accessing information in someone else's profile, or when an attorney's own profile information might be used against them. These are real world issues many practicing attorneys face every day. Let's...

  • Judicial Conference Announces Changes to PACER
    03/16/2010 - 16:29
    In a March 16, 2010 press release, the Judicial Conference of the United States announced "key steps to improve public access to federal courts by increasing the availability of court opinions and expanding the services and reducing the costs for many users of the Public Access to Electronic Court Records (PACER) system." Changes to the PACER system stemming from the announcment, include: Allow[...

  • Google Announces Google Buzz Social Networking Tool
    02/10/2010 - 01:26
    At a live press event at its Mountain View, CA headquarters on the morning of February 9, 2010, Google announced its latest foray into Social Media - Google Buzz. Bradley Horowitz, Google's VP of Product Marketing opened the event by describing Google Buzz as "a Google approach to sharing." Google Buzz incorporates many features of popular social media sites like status updates (Twitter,...

  • American Bar Association Launches Technology Directory/Discount Program
    11/24/2009 - 11:42
    On November 23, The American Bar Association launched its new TechEZ technology marketplace for members. The online directory features nearly two dozen software packages, ranging from time and billing and legal research applications to collaboration tools. It was developed to serve an educational purpose as well as provide special pricing on legal software for ABA members —...

  • Google Makes Free Caselaw Search Available in Scholar
    11/17/2009 - 01:39
         (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })();   On the evening of November 17,...

  • Sneak Peek at Google's Infrastructure Update - Caffeine
    09/07/2009 - 21:02
    Early in 2009, a team of Google Web developers began work on the "next generation" of Google search infrastructure. The stated goal of the project, code-named Caffeine, was to help Google "push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other dimensions" of Web search. The project was announced publicly in August 2009 in a post on Google's Webmaster Central Blog. In a...

  • Adobe Connect Now Offers Free and Low Cost Video Conferencing
    08/28/2009 - 11:41
    One of my current favorite "tightwad tech" tools is Adobe's free ConnectNow remote meeting service. It offers a lot of flexibility for a free service. It includes video conferencing, chat, screen sharing, and a multi-user whiteboard.  It even offers the ability for one participant to remotely control the computer of another participant - with prior permission of course. The service is...

  • Hands-on with iPhone OS 3.0
    06/08/2009 - 11:22
    I've been working with the the new iPhone OS 3.0 (beta 7) for about a week-and-a-half. There are a number of completely new features built into the operating system and some that just extend the range of features already included in the current release version. It's a toss-up which of the new features I'm enjoying most, but here's a run-down of some of the ones I'm using most. This is just a...

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