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The law library of the future is already here! This down-to-earth, practical guide (written from the perspective of a working attorney) takes the problem-solving steps that lawyers already use and shows how-and where-to do them on the Internet. It zeroes in on the best sites, sources, and techniques for finding cases, statutes, regulations, legislative history, government forms, public records, other attorneys, experts, and more. It identifies the governments and agencies that accept online communication-not to mention filings-and lists research sites, legal news sources, and general reference aids. It also demystifies search engines and other Internet tools and recommends hundreds of Web sites for both legal and general research problems. Includes a painless crash course on using e-mail and news groups and maximizing the efficient use of web browsers. The Lawyer's Guide to Internet Research is a pioneering book that leads lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and students through the transition from traditional to Internet research, and teaches them how to use the Internet to do the same work that they have been doing for years in their offices and libraries. Look for periodic updates of this book in the virtual pocket parts at www.fortunaworks.com, which also offers a free bulletin board for Internet research questions.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. The Internet: The Law Library of the Future is Here Chapter 3 2. Introduction to the Basic Tools Chapter 4 3. Making the Most of Your Browser Chapter 5 4. Setting Up Your Online Library Chapter 6 5. Locating Caselaw Chapter 7 6. Locating Statutes & Regulations Chapter 8 7. Locating Court Information & Rules Chapter 9 8. Locating Government Forms Chapter 10 9. Locating Other Federal Resources Chapter 11 10. Locating Other State & Local Resources Chapter 12 11. Researching by Topic Chapter 13 12. International Law Resources Chapter 14 13. Law Libraries Online Chapter 15 14. Journals, Periodicals, & Legal News Chapter 16 15. Locating Lawyers & Other Helpful People Chapter 17 16. General Research Resources Chapter 18 17. Glossary Chapter 19 Appendix A-Where to Go When the Connection's Slow Chapter 20 Appendix B-Taking Care of Business Chapter 21 Index
Posted March 1, 2001
This is one of the best guides to Internet legal research available. The authors are both regular columnists for the respected LLRX.com web site, and their experience and good judgment shine through on every page. Highly recommended. <p> Jerry Lawson<br> Author of The Complete Internet Handbook for Lawyers (ABA 1999)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 3, 2011
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