Harness the Many Uses of the Internet
The way we use the internet today is leagues away from how it was being used even five years ago. In order to keep the pace, you need streamlined research skills that will make the internet an asset rather than a liability for your firm. How do your skills stack up? Do you know the best, most efficient ways to get what you need? At this informative seminar, we can show you how to harness the internet as an excellent resource. Register today!
- Use our quick browser tricks to scan web pages and find relevant information fast.
- Uncover legal research shortcuts by identifying free legal portals and meta sites.
- Avoid an unnecessary trip to the library - get statutes, bills, regulations and legislative history online.
- Find anything from vital statistics to professional licenses - we'll show you where to look.
- Cut your document preparation time dramatically by referring to sample briefs, motions and settlements you can obtain from the internet.
- Know how to use the web to find phone numbers and addresses of missing people.
- Examine online company directories, stock quotes and SEC filings to conduct due diligence.
- HOW TO SEARCH LIKE A PRO
9:00 - 9:55, Katherine D. Berst
- What's the Difference Between a Search Engine and a Directory?
- How do Search Engines Really Work?
- Learn Boolean Logic to Create the Best Search Strategies for Finding Relevant Documents
- Which Search Engines are the Best?
- A Close Look at Google and Search Engines That "Think"
- Learn Browser Tricks - The Power of the "Find" Function to Scan Web Pages Quickly
- Managing Bookmarks
- Effectively Using RSS Feeds, Blogs and Podcasts
- FINDING FREE LEGAL RESEARCH SITES AND FREE CASE LAW
9:55 - 10:45, Katherine D. Berst
- Finding the Shortcuts to Legal Research: Free Legal Portals and Meta-Sites
- Finding and Using Free, Full-Text Case Law Sites
- Learn About the Free (Poor Man's) "Shepards"
- GOVERNMENT INTERNET RESOURCES: FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL
11:00 - 11:50, Colin M. Gerstner
- Statutes, Bills and Legislative History
- Regulations and Agencies
- Find Court Opinions, Forms, Rules and Dockets
- INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH: PUBLIC RECORDS AND "PUBLICLY AVAILABLE" INFORMATION
11:50 - 12:40, Colin M. Gerstner
- Accessing Public Records
- Professional Licenses
- Criminal Records
- Vital Statistics: Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records
- Real and Personal Property Records
- FINDING "PRACTICE" TOOLS
1:40 - 2:30, Colin M. Gerstner
- Sample Briefs, Motions, Complaints and Settlements
- Sample Forms and Contracts
- Uncover Jury Verdicts
- LOCATING PERSONS AND FINDING BACKGROUND INFORMATION
2:30 - 3:20, Ryan J. Gustafson
- Phone Numbers and Addresses of Missing People
- Social Security Numbers
- Neighbors, Relatives and Associates
- Mailing List Postings, Blogs, Etc.
- Attorneys, Judges and Experts
- LOCATING COMPANIES FOR DUE DILIGENCE AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
3:35 - 4:30, Ryan J. Gustafson
- Company Web Sites
- Directories for Private, Public and Foreign Companies
- Stock Quotes - Current and Historical
- SEC Filings
- State Corporate Records/Registered Agents and Fictitious Business Names
- News and Information About Companies, Products and Executives
- Information From Government Agencies Regulating Companies
*Any mention of specific products in this program is intended as part of a general overview and does not constitute NBI's endorsement or recommendation of any specific product or provider. This program is not sponsored by any technology or electronics provider.
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