Investigative Internet Research

The New Due Diligence

• Find out if failing to “Google” as part of the due diligence process could keep you from competently handling a client’s case or a client’s transaction. • Uncover the best research strategies and learn to master Google to locate information important to your clients’ matters. • Discover how attorneys are using free public record sites and sites with “publicly available” information, including social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Google Plus, and LinkedIn) for discovery, trial preparation, background checks, locating missing persons, and jury selection. • Learn to mine the Web for missing witnesses, heirs, parties, clients, or as part of juror research.

LIVE Houston December 4, 2012 LIVE Dallas December 6, 2012

TexasBarCLE presents

Investigative Internet Research:
The New Due Diligence
12:45 Break 1:00

LIVE Houston December 4, 2012 Norris Conference Center Register by Nov. 20 and save $50! LIVE Dallas December 6, 2012 Hilton Dallas-Park Cities Register by Nov. 23 and save $50!

8:00 9:00

Registration Coffee and Pastries Provided Morning Session 2.75 hrs
(Includes 15 Minute Break)

Afternoon Session 2.75 hrs (Includes 15 Minute Break) How to Use Social Networking Sites for Investigative Research: What, Why and How of Locating Information About Potential Clients, Existing Clients, Opposing Parties, Jurors, or Expert Witnesses • What is social networking? • How lawyers are using social networking sites like Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus for investigative and background research. • Learn to effectively: ◊ Dig up “dirt” about opposing parties. ◊ Uncover information to attack witnesses’ and potential jurors’ credibility. ◊ Seek out the smoking gun from information that opposing parties (or their friends) have posted on their social network profiles. ◊ Obtain useful background information about potential clients, existing clients, opposing attorneys, parties, expert witnesses, potential jurors, and even judges. ◊ Locate missing witnesses, heirs, clients…and more. ◊ Find out how to overcome social media authentication, discovery, and evidentiary issues – a review of relevant case law. 4:00 Adjourn

Super Search Engine Strategies for Discovery, Trial, and Due Diligence: Mastering Google and Beyond
• Do lawyers have a duty to Google?

Investigative Research Strategies for the Legal Professional

• Discuss cases where attorneys’ Web searches proved critical. • Learn how to create more effective searches to locate crucial caserelated information you might otherwise miss. • Unlock the power of Google’s advanced search strategies to search faster and more effectively to locate the precise information your client needs. • Conduct due diligence research via Google. • Find news from current and archival sources. Free and low-cost Internet-based news research alternatives to periodical collections available from pay sources like the LexisNexis database. Beyond Google: • Track down altered or deleted Web pages. • Authenticate altered or deleted Web pages. • Learn about other search engines. • Discover meta-search sites. 12:00 Break – Lunch Provided 12:15 Luncheon Topic (pre-recorded): How the Advertising Rules Intersect with Social Networking Sites .5 hr ethics Gene Major, Austin Attorney Compliance Division Director State Bar of Texas

Learn to Search Like a Private Investigator - To Locate Background Information on People and Companies; for Service of Process; and to Locate Missing Witnesses, Heirs, or Clients • Key differences between public records and “publicly available” information. • 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, blogs, and discussion groups. How to Access Expensive Databases for Free to Find: • Factual information. • Background information. • Full-text newspaper and magazine articles. • Press releases. Discover Quick and Easy Methods to Access Background Information from Public Records and Publicly Available Data from: • Online telephone/address directories to obtain information for service of process, etc. • Public record portals. • People meta-search sites. • Sex offender registries. • Expert witness directories. • S.E.C. filings.

Don’t be left behind in exploiting this gold mine of information that will assist you in meeting your investigative research obligations. Join Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, internationally recognized Internet trainers and authors of five American Bar Association books about Internet investigative research and Google, who will show you how to be a cybersleuth to unearth information FREE (or at low cost!) on the Net.
Mark Rosch


Ways to Save on This Course!
Meet the “Register By” Deadline and Save $50 because early registrations help us ensure that sufficient course books, seating, and refreshments are available. Course materials and seating will be reserved for preregistrants until the start of the first topic. Earn Discounts by Registering Five or More from your firm or agency. Contact Firm & Group Sales Manager Laura Angle of TexasBarSolutions at 512-250-5575 or Need Financial Assistance to Attend? TexasBarCLE makes a limited number of scholarships available for attendance at live courses and selected video replays of live courses. To apply for a scholarship or to learn more, call Mon-Fri 8am-5pm CT to Sara at 800-204-2222, x1490. Please apply at least four weeks prior to the event. Active State and Texas-Area Federal Judges and Their Court Staff Attorneys May Attend for Free, Provided: (1) the course directly relates to the judge’s tribunal’s jurisdiction, (2) the judge is a full-time judge or retired under the Texas Judicial Retirement System and (3) space is available for all paying registrants. This privilege does not extend to receivers, trustees, other court staff, or persons serving part-time in a judicial capacity. Actual attendance is required in order to receive course materials. Parking Information for Attendees Not Staying at the Hotel is subject to change and does not guarantee available space. HOUSTON: Selfparking in parking garage is complimentary. DALLAS: Self-parking is available at the Hilton Park Cities for $5 per day and valet parking is $18 per day or $24 overnight. If You Need Special Accommodations to Attend, please contact us as soon as possible at 800-204-2222, x1797. Registered But Can’t Attend? Still Earn MClE Credit and receive course materials by taking the course online later, in which case you’ll automatically be sent the course materials; see “FREE TO OUR REGISTRANTS!,” below. If you wish a refund instead, mail or fax (512-427-4443) your request so that we receive it at least one business day before the program. FREE TO OUR REGISTRANTS! Online Videos of the Seminar, will be available to registrants 6-8 weeks after the course. Provide your e-mail address when preregistering to be notified when and how these benefits may be accessed. (Note: Presentation lengths may vary from that which was advertised.) There’s no extra charge; as a registrant, you’re already entitled! Tweet About This Course! Include hashtag #TBClEinv Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at This Course or Others? Contact Julie Marshall at 512-427-1797 or Policy of Impartiality The State Bar of Texas does not endorse political candidates. When a candidate for public office is included in promotion for or participates in a TexasBarCLE event, the State Bar is not taking a position for or against anyone’s candidacy.

Carole Levitt

Each attendee will receive a copy of the speakers’ 500-page book, The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet, 12th edition (a $64.95 value).

Course locations
Houston lIVE
Norris Conference Center 803 Town & Country Lane Houston, TX 77024 713-590-0950 Houston Hotel Suggestion: Crowne Plaza River Oaks 2712 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77098 713-523-8448, Ask for the special “State Bar of Texas LNR” room rate.

Dallas lIVE
Hilton Dallas/Park Cities 5954 Luther Lane, Dallas, TX 75225, 214-368-0400 $169 single/double Deadline: November 14, 2012 There are a limited number of rooms available at this price, call and reserve your room today!

TexasBarCLE Planning Team
Hedy Bower ............................... Director of Program Planning Mary McDonald ...................................... Program Coordinator

State Bar of Texas
Buck Files...................................................................President Frank E. Stevenson II ................................... Chair of the Board Lisa M. Tatum ................................................... President-Elect Bob Black ......................................... Immediate Past President C.E. Rhodes ......................................................TYLA President Deborah Bullion .....................................Chair, CLE Committee Sylvia Cardona .............................Chair, Board PDP Committee Michelle E. Hunter ........................................Executive Director Patrick A. Nester ..................................... Director, TexasBarCLE


Applies to the College of the State Bar of Texas.

| 6 HOURS (.5 ETHICS) MCLE COURSE NO: 901249007

State Bar of Texas P. O. Box 12487 Austin, TX 78711-2487

INVESTIGATIVE INTERNET RESEARCH: The New Due Diligence LIVE December 4, 2012 Houston LIVE December 6, 2012 Dallas



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Each attendee will receive a copy of the speakers’ 500-page book, The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet, 12th edition (a $64.95 value).


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