The Internet is an increasingly useful tool for legal professionals to quickly and inexpensively access important information. This seminar will help you become an expert at finding and using information online.
- Your client wants to do business in Quebec? How the Internet can help you get started
- Google is not the first place to look: how to capitalize on online research guides
- There are only three things that count - numbers, numbers, and numbers
- A case study in the use of Internet research at trial
- The attendee will be able to review corporate financial information on the Internet.
- The attendee will be able to discuss how to do business in Quebec.
- The attendee will be able to identify how to find sources of international law on the Internet.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Internet Research In Intellectual Property Cases (Trade-Mark/Domain Name
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
II. Your Client Wants To Do Business In Quebec? How The Internet Can Help
You Get Started
A. What If I Don't Speak French?
B. How Do I Find Out About
1. Quebec Generally: Introducing La Toile Du Québec
2. Companies Incorporated In Quebec
3. French Language Laws
4. Quebec's Privacy Laws
5. Governmental Agencies: Administrative Agencies, Securities Commission, New Financial Regulatory Agency, Municipalities
6. Quebec's Laws And Regulations
C. What Other Useful Legal And Business Information About Quebec Can I Find On The Internet?
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
III. Finding Foreign And International Law On The Internet – Beyond Google
A. How To Find Reliable And Authoritative Sources Of Foreign And International Law
1. What You Can Find On Google And What You Can't
2. Sources You Can Trust
3. What You Need To Pay For
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
IV. There Are Only Three Things That Count – Numbers, Numbers, And Numbers
A. When You Can, And When You Shouldn't, Use The Internet
1. Corporate Financial Information
2. Economic Information
3. Statistical Information
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
V. A Case Study In The Use Of Internet Research At Trial
A. Collection, Use And Tendering Of Internet-Sourced Evidence
B. Effect Of The Hearsay Rule And Rules Of Civil Procedure
C. Use Of Printouts From Websites, Database Searches, Website Traffic Statistics, Internet Archives, Chat Room Postings
D. Counsel And Witnesses Accessing The Internet During Testimony