The Lawyer's Guide to Internet Research

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The law library of the future is already here! This down-to-earth, practical guide (written from the perspective of a working attorney) takes the problem-solving steps that lawyers already use and shows how-and where-to do them on the Internet. It zeroes in on the best sites, sources, and techniques for finding cases, statutes, regulations, legislative history, government forms, public records, other attorneys, experts, and more. It identifies the governments and agencies that accept online communication-not to mention filings-and lists research sites, legal news sources, and general reference aids. It also demystifies search engines and other Internet tools and recommends hundreds of Web sites for both legal and general research problems. Includes a painless crash course on using e-mail and news groups and maximizing the efficient use of web browsers.
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 their offices and libraries.
Look for periodic updates of this book in the virtual pocket parts at www.fortunaworks.com, which also offers a free bulletin board for Internet research questions.

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Kathy Biehl maintained a solo law practice for 16 years before turning to full-time writing and research. A member of the State Bar of Texas, she has taught legal research and writing at the University of Houston Law Center and business law at Rice University.Tara Calishain is the owner of CopperSky Writing & Research and the editor of ResearchBuzz (http://www.researchbuzz.com). She is the author or co-author of several books.

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...this book is highly recommended for attorneys who want to save time and money by learning how to point and click their way to effective legal research. (Trial)

This is one of the best guides to Internet legal research available. The authors are both regular columnists for the respected LLRX.com web site, and their experience and good judgement shine through on every page. Highly recommended. (Jerry A. Lawson, Author of The Complete Internet Handbook for Lawyers (ABA 1999))

...a useful map to a virtual library... (Legal Information Alert)

In this eclectic climate of interdisciplinary research,The Lawyer's Guide to Internet Research is an immensely welcome reference tool for the librarian...a wonderfully entertaining and plain English road map through the complex major areas of legal research...comprehensive in scope covering all the major areas of law along with useful, easy-to-follow tips for strategizing research...The Lawyer's Guide to the Internet is one of the best of its kind, and for its reasonable price, should be a "must have" for any librarian's bookshelf. (Medical Reference Services Quarterly)

This is a remarkably well-organized and thorough guide to the Internet for legal professionals. This is a valuable resource not only for lawyers but for any library where research in legal or government sources is of importance. (American Reference Books Annual)

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