Book Release: New ABA Book Helps You Mine the Internet for Publicly Available Investigative Research Resources
CHICAGO, May 13, 2010 – 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 Investigative Research.
This newly released, complete, hands-on guide shares the secrets, shortcuts, and realities of conducting investigative research using the mostly-free sources of publicly available information accessible on the Internet. Written for all business professionals, including lawyers, this resource lists, categorizes, and describes hundreds of free Internet sites, as well as some fee-based sites.
Any business professional can use the resources and techniques in Find Info Like a Pro to conduct background investigations on potential employees or business partners, identify and research competitive products, or locate missing clients. Legal professionals can use these resources and techniques to locate missing witnesses, clients, or heirs; identify potential clients in target industries; and prepare for deposition or trial, among other specialized research challenges.
Find Info Like a Pro will help you:
- Determine where to begin a search by using general search engines effectively as an investigative tool.
- Find addresses, plus telephone, cellular, and fax numbers.
- Use social networking and genealogy sites for investigative research.
- Search news and magazine articles to find people.
- Locate expert witnesses.
- Uncover archived material and “extinct” web pages.
- Learn how to get Internet content admitted into evidence.
Find Info Like a Pro includes a valuable CD-ROM that features clickable links to all of the sites contained in this book.
Authors Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, principals of Internet For Lawyers , are nationally acclaimed speakers and authors who focus on Internet research and social networking for lawyers. In addition to Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 1, they have co-authored two other books, The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet and The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet. Levitt and Rosch present continuing legal education seminars on these topics throughout the U.S. Levitt practiced law in California, taught legal research and writing at Pepperdine Law School, and was a law librarian in Chicago and Los Angeles. In addition to speaking and writing, Rosch is the developer and manager of IFL’s Web site and more recently, IFL’s Facebook Fan page. He also tweets about legal technology and Internet research.
The ABA Law Practice Management Section is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law — marketing, management, technology and finance — through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, Web site and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LPM has established itself as a leader within the profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 90 titles in print.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
Title: Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 1: Mining the Internet’s Publicly Available Resources for Investigative Research
Publisher: ABA Law Practice Management Section
Product Code: 5110708
Size: 7 x 10
Orders: 800.285.2221 or www.ababooks.org
Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an e-mail to Trish Cleary at email@example.com. If you publish a review of this book, please send tearsheets or a copy for our files to Trish Cleary, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.