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Using the internet for legal research.

Using the internet for legal research.

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Published by Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Mechanicsburg, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Legal research -- United States -- Computer network resources.,
  • Legal research -- Pennsylvania -- Computer network resources.,
  • Information storage and retrieval systems -- Law -- United States.,
  • Internet.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    SeriesPBI -- no. 2006-4665
    ContributionsPennsylvania Bar Institute.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF242.A1 U835 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 135 p. ;
    Number of Pages135
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16238213M
    LC Control Number2006934540

    If this is your first time on the Internet, it is good to hunt down a legal research guide. The guides below are good to check before embarking on legal research on the Internet. They describe and link to legal resources generally available on the Internet such as web, gopher, ftp sites, and listservs, or list existing Internet legal research. Using the Internet to Save on Legal Research Costs By: Issac Avila As more legal content becomes freely available on the web, many lawyers find that the Internet provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional computer-based legal research services.

    Internet Legal Research on a Budget will help you quickly find the best free and low-cost resources online and use them for your research needs. This book will help you locate and use— Legal portals and directories (governmental, academic, and commercial) Case . The very fact that this book is now in its 12th edition tells you how incredibly popular it has been over the years. I consider the authors to be the gold standard among experts who write and teach on Internet research for lawyers As an Advanced Legal Research professor I use all the Levitt and Rosch books in my course.

    This book is perfect for lawyers who are seeking to conduct research a dime and take advantage of all the information that the Internet has to offer. It provides a vast array of information and guidance for lawyers seeking to use the Internet for both investigative and legal research. Using the Internet for Research. The Internet contains a wealth of information, and for certain resources such as court cases and statistics, it may be the most appropriate place to look. Of course, there are also great resources from reliable news websites, educational institutions, government agencies, and so on.


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Legal Research Using the Internet 1st Edition by Judy A. Long (Author) › Visit Amazon's Judy A. Long Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by: 1. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of legal research, the book progresses in discussion with detailed use of the Internet as a research tool and its association with substantive law.

It covers the research process, security and privacy issues, as well as providing Internet Legal Research Tasks, and numerous references for review. The book shows how to solve researching problems, explains /5(2).

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 Cited by: 1.

For all legal professionals, Legal Research Using the Internet is a valuable guide to finding and utilizing the legal resources available on the Internet. It lists hundreds of helpful sites and includes a step-by-step "map" that helps readers easily navigate through the sites.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current Using the internet for legal research. book, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Legal research may include finding a form, locating a rule, identifying a statute, gaining background information on a regulation.

If years ago, legal research was a book-based process, nowadays, thanks to the Internet and progress in search technology, an entire universe of information is available.

Pros and Cons of Internet-based research. One advantage is the speed at which documents become available. Most court web sites will post opinions and make them available for download on the same day they are issued. On the other hand, some courts remove older opinions from sites rather than maintain an : Allen Moye.

Adapted and excerpted from Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers by Carole A. Levitt and Judy K. Davis, published by the ABA Law Practice Division.

WEBSITES FOR GENERAL LEGAL RESEARCH. When conducting legal research, lawyers are usually searching for primary law, such as court opinions, statutes, and regulations. INTERNET LEGAL RESEARCH 12 of • Research guide with links to documents and resources: _____ 1 What Has Changed.

Basically the world has changed and technology is the primary driver. The lega l industry has changed and yet many lawyers still brag about their lack of technology skills.

Legal research is expensive, but there are a number of free alternatives available. Aside from running over to the law library at the local courthouse or law school, or hiring law students with subscription access to Westlaw and Lexis, your options can sometimes be limiting.

However, the trend is moving away from traditional hard copy books. Unit 1: Web Research Guide Library vs. the Internet. Return To: Doing Research on the Web. We live in the information age, where access to many wonderful Internet resources is just a few quick clicks away.

For this reason, you might be thinking, "Cool. I don't have to go to the library. I can do all my research online." Not so fast. The internet is one of the most powerful tools a lawyer can use, and it becomes more indispensable each day.

Legal information used in practicing law – cases, statutes, regulations, and more, even foreign and international sources – are available for free if you just know where to look.

No monthly charges, download fees, or subscriptions needed.5/5(2). Why Use the Internet for Legal Research. The Internet is a cheap alternative to the use of commercial databases such as LEXIS and WESTLAW for finding primary legal materials such as U.S.

federal and state statutes, bills, cases, and regulations. Sometimes your assignment will be to do research only on the Net, but usually your instructors will expect you to make use of both Internet and Library resources. Cross-checking information from the Net against information from the Library is a good way.

Internet Legal Research on a Budget will help you quickly find the best free or low-cost resources online and use them for your research needs. This book will help you locate and use: Legal portals and directories (government, academic, and commercial) Case law databases (government and commercial).

8 Problem • Public schools no longer teach anything about law or how to do legal research. Public schools, in fact, are used to create “Useful Idiots” for the socialist agenda.

• Even those who go to college for advanced degrees do not learn anything about law unless they are studying to become a lawyer orFile Size: KB. "Legal Research Using WESTLAW" is an ideal resource for any student preparing for a career in law. The entire text is devoted to WESTLAW and teaches students all /5(3).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Long, Judy A., Legal research using the Internet. Albany, NY: West Pub., (OCoLC) Document Type. Most paralegals never set foot in a law library to perform legal research because most information is now available electronically. Computerized subscription services such as Lexis and Westlaw make it very easy to perform legal research by cataloging, indexing, cross-indexing and providing other tools that make finding the statutes and case law that you need more efficient and less time consuming.

Electronic book Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Long, Judy A., Legal research using the Internet. Albany, NY: West Legal Studies/Thomson Learning, © (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Judy.

/5 (based on 1 rating) Google Scholar Legal is Google's legal research product with a large database of case law, patents, and articles. It is fast, free, and easy to use. Learn more about Google Scholar. /5 (based on 2 ratings) LexisNexis is one of the largest online legal research providers with access to numerous databases and AI.

What I meant in my tweet about going digital: When I started working as a Legal Assistant in the 90s, we had a huge law library in the office and received a new legal resource book each month, with pocket parts yearly to update those books.

Now, we use Westlaw or Lexis Nexis to research and cite law in our pleadings.Legal research is often more effective when using a local law library.

To learn more about law libraries throughout the United States, visit: Free Legal Research Resources - Foreign & International legal opinions and journals. Use the search box below and select the appropriate options from the dropdown menu at the top left of your : AJ Blechner.