2011 All Day MCLE Seminar Presenters: Carole Levitt, Esq.

and Mark Rosch Internet for Lawyers . 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. Uncover the best research strategies that will assist you in meeting your investigative research obligations. Discover how attorneys are using various Web sites, including social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn) for discovery, trial preparation, juror research, background checks, and locating missing persons, while also learning to avoid potential ethical traps. Discover the D.C. Bar’s free legal research member benefit—Fastcase. Don’t be left behind in exploiting this gold mine of free information. Nationally recognized Internet trainers and authors of The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet; the ABA’s Google for Lawyers (2010); Find It Like A Pro, v. 1 (2010) and v. 2 (2011); and The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding (2003 and 2006)*, will show you a range of investigative legal research options that will fit any budget...because all of it is FREE! *Discounted copies of their ABA books may be purchased in advance by filling out the order form (order now and avoid shipping charges—your books will be brought to the seminar).

Legal Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet (Includes 1.0 hour of Ethics in afternoon) Agenda
. Part 1 (9:30 am – 12:45 pm) Part 1: Legal Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet: Mastering Google and Beyond for Investigative Legal Research 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Super Search Engine Strategies: Mastering Google and Beyond For Investigative Research  Is there an ethical "duty to Google?"  Learn what’s new at Google: “Realtime” search, Timeline, Wonder Wheel…  Basic Google: develop super Google search strategies to gather

background information about people and companies  Advanced Google: uncover the hidden tools of the Advanced Search menu (limiting searches to a client, opposition, or expert’s Web site or excluding them from results, finding expert’s presentations online, locating “invisible” files posted to the public Internet, and more) 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Mastering Google and Beyond For Investigative Research  Glean private or personal information from Google Groups o Find fax, cell, and unlisted phone numbers for service of process, etc.  And Beyond o Meta-search sites and topical search engines o Unearth deleted web pages to use against the opposition

12:45 – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break (On Your Own) Part 2 (1:30 pm – 4:45 pm) Part 2: Legal Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet: Using Social Networking Sites for Investigative Legal Research and Avoiding Potential Ethical Traps… Bonus Topic – Discover Fastcase for Free Legal Research

1:30 – 3:00 pm How are Social Networking Sites Useful to Lawyers for Investigations?  What are Social Networking Sites and How are Lawyers Using them?  How to Use Social Networking Sites for Investigative Research  Uncover Information to Attack a Witness’ Credibility  Seek out the Smoking Gun  How these sites are useful to obtain background information about clients, jurors, judges, other lawyers and the opposition 3:00 – 3:15 pm Break 3:15 –4:15 pm Social Networking: How To Avoid Potential Ethical Traps  Using information from social networks for investigative purposes: what’s ethical and what is not (Rules 4.1, 4.2, 5.1-5.3 D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct);  Who’s your friend? Can “friending” be construed as false, fraudulent or deceptive (Rule 8.4, D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct);  Be sure your own profile conforms to ethics rules about lawyer advertising (Rule 7.1 D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct; and ethics rules of other jurisdictions)

 Can social networking ever be construed as the unauthorized practice of law? (examples from D.C. and other jurisdiction rules on unauthorized practice)  Inadvertently forming the attorney-client relationship (Rule 1.18 D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct)  Can information on your (or your staff’s) profiles jeopardize client confidentiality? (Rule 1.6 D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct)  How to configure privacy/security settings in your profile to avoid ethical traps and potential bias 4:15 – 4:45 pm Find out about Fastcase—a new D.C. Bar member benefit:  Fastcase for Legal Research o A detailed look at Fastcase features to increase your case law research capabilities  Learn how Google complements Fastcase: o Google Scholar for free case law research and journal articles, and more

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