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Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet - Helena
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Learn how the Internet is changing the way legal professionals need to research and run their practice to competently represent their clients.Find out if failing to “Google” as part of the due diligence process could keep you from winning a case or successfully completing a transaction.

When: 6/18/2015
Registration begins at 8:30 -- Seminar from 8:55 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Best Western Premier Great Northern Hotel
835 Great Northern Boulevard
Helena, Montana  59601
Presenter: Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch
Contact: Tawna Meldrum

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Morning Session | 8:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Strategies for Discovery, Trial Preparation, and to Successfully Complete Transactions

Mastering Google

> Do lawyers have a duty to Google?

> Learn how to create more effective searches

> What’s new in Google search?

> Key into Google’s “advanced search” menu

    to create more sophisticated searches

> Narrow and filter search results

> Googling for background/investigative information

    about people and companies

> Find addresses, phone, fax, and cell numbers for

   service of process, etc.

> Uncover news from current & archival sources

> Keep on top of your research using free alerts

> Find images and learn about reverse image


> Reveal hidden search features, secrets, shortcuts

> Locate information from the “invisible” Web

   Beyond Google

> Track down altered or deleted Web pages

> Authenticate altered or deleted Web pages

> Learn about other search engines

> Discover Meta-search sites


Afternoon Session | 12:55 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Investigative/Legal Research Strategies

Learn How to Search Like a Private Investigator

> Key differences between public records and “publicly available”


> Uncover driver’s license records

> Develop Internet investigative search strategies

> Mine the Web for missing people

> Dig up death records, birthdays, and Social Security Numbers

> Learn to extract background information from dockets

> Unearth bankruptcies

> Glean private or personal information from search engines and blogs

   How to Access Expensive Databases…for Free…to Find:

> Factual information

> Background information

> Full-text newspaper and magazine articles

> Press releases


Quick and Easy Methods to Retrieve Background Info From:

> Online telephone/address directories to obtain information for service of

   process, etc.

> Public record portals

> People search meta-sites

> Sex offender registries

> Expert witness directories

> S.E.C. filings

   How to Use Social Networking Sites For Investigative Research

> Discover how lawyers use social networking sites for investigative and

   background research

> Find out how to overcome social media discovery & evidentiary issues

   Legal Research on a Budget

> Learn about Fastcase — an alternative to Lexis and Westlaw, and a

   member benefit from the State Bar of Montana