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Total Credits: 1 including 1 General
When you can’t find what you need for free on the Internet, or if searching site-by-site and/or jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction is not worth your time, consider subscribing to a pay investigative research database. These databases collect information not only from public record and “publicly available” sources, but also from credit header and proprietary sources, from as many jurisdictions as possible. The information is then integrated into one large searchable relational database, with results that practically allow you to create a dossier about your subject. We will illustrate how to use these types of databases by using TLOxp as our example (but the seminar will be useful even if you subscribe to another investigative research database such as Accurint, PeopleMap, or CLEAR). We will also discuss what federal and states laws come into play when you attempt to get certified to use these databases.
|How To Be Your Own Investigator With Pay...Databases (6.03 MB)||36 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Carole Levitt, founder/principal of Internet For Lawyers (IFL), is an internationally recognized CLE seminar speaker and best-selling American Bar Association author. She writes and speaks on Internet investigative and legal research, social media research, social media ethics, and technology for lawyers. Since 1999, IFL has provided law firms, corporations, and local and state Bar Associations around the country with professional and entertaining turn-key CLE programs. The company focuses on delivering information about free investigative and background research resources available on the Internet.
Together with co-author Mark Rosch, Levitt has written several ABA Law Practice Division books, including "Google Gmail and Calendar For Lawyers in One Hour" (2013), two editions of "The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet," "Google For Lawyers," and "Find Info Like a Pro," Volumes 1 and 2. They have also just completed the thirteenth edition of their book "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet" (2015, IFL Press). Levitt also co-authored “Internet Legal Research on a Budget (ABA, 2013) with Judy K. Davis.
Previously, Levitt was a California attorney, a law librarian in Chicago and Los Angeles, and a Legal Research and Writing Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. She graduated with distinction from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and was a member of the school’s law review. Carole has a Masters in Library Science and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois.
She is active in numerous professional associations, including the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).
Mark Rosch is Vice-President of Internet for Lawyers and President of its CLEseminars.com division. He’s an internationally recognized speaker and author on the subjects of using the Internet for investigative and background research, Google search, and Google Cloud Apps.
He has co-authored numerous books and hundreds of articles on these and other related topics, receiving top industry recognition for his work.
Mark is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, an honorary society that honors and recognizes distinguished law practice management professionals, and in 2013 he was named to the "Fastcase Fifty," recognizing “50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.”
Mark is a long-time member of ACLEA and the ABA and is active member in both organizations. He has served in numerous leadership positions – recently completing a 3-year term on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board.
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