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 Export to Your Calendar 7/8/2020
When: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Log-in: 12:45 PM | Program: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: Webinar Simulive Replay

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You will access this CLE program through a third-party website, which will require a username and a password.
Please note that your MSBA login credentials will not work on that website.


With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to only depend on fee-based resources the way they used to, especially if there are reliable free resources available. The speakers will point lawyers to useful and reliable Internet legal research resources, which are either free or low cost. They will explain how to use various resources effectively so you can become more satisfied using them, with the goal of saving you time and money and avoiding frustration in your legal research quest. This webinar is based on the speakers’ recent book, Internet Legal Research on a Budget, 2nd edition, published by the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division (ABA LP) in 2020.  


Some of the skills they will teach you include how to do the following for FREE or at low cost:

  • Use someone else's research (such as articles, blog posts, and sample pleadings from docket databases) to jumpstart your research
  • Take advantage of a legal research system that you already have free access to via your bar association (Fastcase or Casemaker) – cases, codes, regulations, and much more
  • Become an expert Google Scholar searcher for cases and articles
  • Cite check using Google Scholar, Fastcase, or Casemaker
  • Locate official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government at govinfo
  • Access and keyword search local codes and ordinances
  • Find judicial biographies and oral arguments
» MSBA Standard Member: $65
» CLE Club Members: $51
» Non-Members: $80

Members of the judiciary are not eligible for free registration to this program. Please call the
MSBA at (207) 622-7554 with questions.

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.

Judy K. Davis is a senior law librarian and adjunct assistant professor of 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.
A Simulive Replay is a pre-recorded presentation that is scheduled to replay at a certain time and date. The presenters of these programs are available during the replay to take your written questions.

These programs must be watched at the scheduled time and date in order to receive live credit.

If viewed after the program you will receive general self-study credit.QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!

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