Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers (Paperback)
With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when reliable free resources are available. This updated edition of 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. The authors share the top websites, apps, blogs, and crowd-sourced resources that will save you time, money, and frustration during the legal research process.This book will help you locate and use: - Legal portals and directories (government, academic, and commercial); - Case law databases (government and commercial); - Federal Statutory research; - Federal, legislative, and congressional materials; - Starting points for state, local, territorial, and tribal law; - Foreign, international, and comparative law resources; - And more.
Judy K. Davis is a senior law librarian and adjunct assistant professorof law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Prior to coming to USC, she worked at the University of San Diego Pardee Legal Research Center. Earlier, she practiced law before a wise person introduced her to the world of librarianship. She currently teaches legal research to USC law students, works in the law library's Reference department, andgives lectures and training sessions on legal research and related topics. Carole A. Levitt is the founder and President of Internet For Lawyers (www.netforlawyers.com) and Vice-President of CLEwebinars.com. She is a nationally recognized CLE seminar speaker and best-selling American Bar Association Law Practice Division (ABA LPD) author. She is an expert on Internet investigative and legal research; social media research; social media ethics; Google search and Google Cloud Apps; and technology for lawyers. Carole has been presenting CLE seminars full-time since 1999 throughout the United States. Previously, Carole 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 UIC John Marshall Law School where she was a member of the school's law review and worked full-time as a law librarian at the school. Carole has a Masters in Library Science and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Carole is an active member of the ABA LPD, serving on its Publications Advisory Board since 2004 (to present) and on its Executive Council from 2006 to 2011. Carole is past Chair of the California State Bar's Law Practice Management & Technology (LPMT) Executive Committee and in 2013 she became the second recipient of LPMT's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, Carole was inducted into the College of Law Practice Management, an honorary legal technology association, and in 2013 she received the "Fastcase Fifty" award, recognizing "50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law."You can reach Carole at email@example.com.