American Bar Association Publishes 'The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet' (2nd edition)
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The ABA Section of Law Practice Management announces "The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet," Second Edition by Mark E. Rosch and Carole A. Levitt, two nationally acclaimed Internet research trainers. Written especially for legal professionals, this newly revised and expanded edition is a complete, hands-on guide to the best sites, secrets, and shortcuts for conducting efficient research on the Web. The book contains hundreds of Web sites useful for investigations, depositions, trial presentations, and more. The book's cover price is $79.95. ABA Law Practice Management seciton members can buy the book for only $69.95. For a limited time, we are also able to extend the $69.95 price to readers of our newsletter.

"The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet" describes the difference between legal research and fact-finding, demonstrates the distinction between the "visible" and "invisible" Web, and illustrates how to find information on each. The authors explain the nuances of search engines in order to formulate strategies for locating information, and share real-world war stories of how Internet data has benefited legal professionals.

The book has been formatted as a user-friendly Internet research book for legal professionals as it contains an icon system to immediately identify free sites, free-with-registration sites, and pay sites; and practical tips and advice on using specific sites while alerting readers to quirks or hard-to-find information. In addition, the book has an easy-to-use topical structure, organized the way lawyers think, starting with the best sites first.

Included with "The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet" is a CD-ROM that will save the reader time, as it includes all the links contained in the book, indexed in multiple ways, so they can easily navigate the Web sites without typing URLs into a browser. Also provided are valuable checklists, including a source credibility checklist, a handy methodology checklist, and more.

This comprehensive resource will help readers improve and enhance their Internet research skills as they:

  • Select relevant research sources
  • Access subject guides, newsgroups and list-servs
  • Find experts on the Web
  • Get News on the Web
  • Research companies, public records & people's backgrounds
  • Use the Web for competitive intelligence
  • Conduct medical, statistical, international research and more.

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