How to Become Your Own Cybersleuth

How to Become Your Own Cybersleuth Conducting Effective Internet Investigative and Background Research November 10, 2016 Washington State Convention C...
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How to Become Your Own Cybersleuth Conducting Effective Internet Investigative and Background Research November 10, 2016 Washington State Convention Center, Seattle 6.00 CLE Credits: 4.00 Law and Legal and 2.00 Ethics Featuring Nationally Recognized Trainers Carole Levitt, Esq. and Mark Rosch, Internet for Lawyers In this fast-paced investigative research seminar, you will learn to create more effective Internet searches to locate information crucial to your matters, which you might otherwise miss. We will reveal hidden Google search features and shortcuts to speed up your research. You will also learn to use free public record sites and sites with free “publicly available” information (including social media sites), for discovery, trial preparation, background checks, and for locating missing persons. Discover the advantages (and limitations) of data broker databases. Don’t be left behind in exploiting this gold mine of information that will assist you in meeting your investigative research and due diligence obligations, in addition to meeting your ethical duty to be conversant with the benefits and risks of technology. Come join Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, internationally recognized Internet trainers and authors of seven American Bar Association Internet research books, who will show you how to be a Cybersleuth to unearth information for FREE (or at low cost!) on the Net.

Attendees receive a copy of their 500-page book, The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet, 13th edition revised (2015) – a $64.95 value!

AGENDA 8:30-9:00am Registration and Coffee Service 9:00am-12:15pm Mastering Google for Investigative/Due Diligence Research (Includes 15 minutes break)

Learn How to Master Google for Investigative/Due Diligence Research •

Ethics: Duty to Google (Rule 1.1 comment 8) • Discover if a lawyer must use Google to be able to provide competent representation to a client and to be able to maintain their competence. • Learn the benefits and risks associated with using Internet research technology to maintain your competence o Case law o Rules of Professional Conduct • Create more effective searches to locate crucial information you might otherwise miss • Learn what’s new in Google search • Discover hidden search features, secrets, and shortcuts • Key into Google’s “advanced search” menu to create more sophisticated and targeted searches • Filter search results to find precise information • Find addresses, phone, fax, and cell numbers for service of process, etc. • Uncover news from current and archival sources • Keep on top of your research using free alerts • Find images and learn about reverse image searching • Learn why you need “cache”

The Wayback Machine • Track down deleted or altered Web pages • Find out how to get pages from the Wayback Machine admitted into evidence Other Search Engines and Meta-Search Sites 12:15-1:30pm Lunch on your own 1:30-4:45pm Investigative/Due Diligence Research Strategies

Learn How to Search Like a Private Investigator • Understanding key differences between public records, “publicly available” information, and “proprietary” information • Glean personal information from search engines and blogs • Learn to use inexpensive data broker databases to create dossiers about your subjects • Develop more effective Internet investigative search strategies • Find out how you can uncover driver’s license or vehicle records • Mine the Web for missing people • Dig up death records, birthdays, and Social Security Numbers • Extract background information from dockets • Unearth bankruptcies

Find Out How to Access Expensive Databases... for Free… to Find: • Factual information

• Background information • Full-text newspaper and magazine articles • Press releases

Master Quick and Easy Methods to Retrieve 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 Criminal records and sex offender registries S.E.C. filings Expert witness directories

Discover How to Use Social Media Sites For Investigative Research…Ethically Ethics: Navigating Social Media Sites ~ (Rule 1.1 Comment 8)

• Learn the necessary knowledge to ensure a lawyer is competent by using social media technology for research • Ethically obtain useful background/investigative information about parties, lawyers, judges, experts, jurors, and current & potential clients • Ethically find information to attack a party or witness’ credibility • • • • • •

Find out “secret” ways to ferret out information from social media profiles Successfully navigate through many social media sites to obtain Explore whether you can subpoena social media sites to obtain users’ profiles Discover how to preserve the information you find Learn about overcoming social media discovery issues Find out how to authenticate social media profiles and get them admitted into evidence

Distinguished Faculty Carole A. Levitt, President of Internet for Lawyers and Mark E. Rosch, Vice-President, have been

internationally recognized CLE seminar speakers—full-time since 1999 and best-selling ABA Law Practice Division authors. Their areas of expertise are: Internet investigative, legal, and social media research; social media ethics; Google search; and Google cloud Apps. Together, Mark and Carole have authored hundreds of

Internet research articles and co-authored six ABA Law Practice Division (ABA LPD) books. They have also coauthored thirteen editions of IFL Press’s The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet.

Previously, Carole was a California attorney, a law librarian in Chicago and Los Angeles, and a Legal Research and Writing Professor at Pepperdine School of Law. She graduated with distinction from The John Marshall Law School (Chicago) and served on the school’s law review. Carole has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and a Masters in Library Science, both from the University of Illinois. Carole serves on the ABA

Law Practice Division (ABA LPD) Publications Advisory Board (since 2004) and previously served on LPD’s

Executive Council. Mark, in addition to presenting seminars and writing books and articles, also blogs and

tweets about legal technology issues. He developed Internet For Lawyer’s website, blog, Facebook Business page, and its online CLE initiative, (partnering with KCBA and others). Mark is a graduate of Tulane University. Mark recently completed a three year term on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board and currently serves on ABA LPD’s Legal Technology Resource Center Advisory Board.

ABA LPD books co-authored by the speakers:

Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers (2013) Find Info like a Pro, Volume Two: Mining the Internet’s Public Records for Investigative Research (2011) Find Info Like a Pro Volume One: Mining the Internet’s Publicly Available Resources for Investigative Research (2010) Google For Lawyers (2010) The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet – 2 editions (2004 and 2006)

ABA book authored by Carole Levitt: Internet Legal Research on a Budget (2014)

Comments from Prior Programs “This was the most informative and useful CLEs I have ever attended. This is an area of knowledge that is constantly expanding.” “Search tips. Features on sites that I haven’t heard about, especially free ways to search and obtain information.” “Exposure to search tools and strategies that I wasn’t aware of.” “It opened my eyes to the possibilities of searching on the internet, and gave me insight into tools. I’ll be much more effective at searching.” “Great presentation…and they were most accommodating on the questions and answers.” “The projected materials were very clear, gave page references and pointed to pertinent materials so we could follow easily.” “Very knowledgeable about search functions & provided information unknown to me before, including public library databases.” ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------REGISTRATION FORM: How to Become Your Own Cybersleuth;: 4.00 Law and Legal and 2.00 Ethics CLE Credits November 10, 2016 - Washington State Convention Center, 7th & Pike, Seattle 4 WAYS TO REGISTER! EMAIL Complete the following information and send to [email protected] WEB CALL CLE Department 206.267.7008 OR 206.267.7067 MAIL KCBA CLE, 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98101 REGISTRATION FEES,



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