A Cybersleuth's Guide to Conducting Effective Internet Investigative Research 2019

Product ID: CA2970W
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Unlock the door to data discovery

Are you dumbfounded as to how search engines can be smarter than ever, yet you’re coming up empty-handed in your search results? A Cybersleuth’s Guide to Conducting Effective Internet Investigative Research will show you how to generate more effective, efficient searches.

Research like a private investigator

Internationally-recognized speakers and best-selling authors Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch will share their best tips and tricks for finding information online through free or low-cost search engines, data broker databases, public records, archives, and social media sites.

You will learn how to:

  • Make the most of Google search features to speed up your research
  • Set up free alerts to stay on top of your research
  • Conduct a reverse image search
  • Track down deleted or altered Web pages
  • Mine the web for missing people
  • Dig up personal information
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In-person seminar - Madison
Webcast seminar

Pricing

Member $329.00

Non-Member $429.00

Credits

7 CLE

Date and Time

Friday, December 20, 20199:00 AM - 4:30 PM CT

Add to Calendar 12/20/2019 9:00:00 AM 12/20/2019 4:30:00 PM America/Chicago A Cybersleuth's Guide to Conducting Effective Internet Investigative Research 2019

Unlock the door to data discovery

Are you dumbfounded as to how search engines can be smarter than ever, yet you’re coming up empty-handed in your search results? A Cybersleuth’s Guide to Conducting Effective Internet Investigative Research will show you how to generate more effective, efficient searches.

Research like a private investigator

Internationally-recognized speakers and best-selling authors Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch will share their best tips and tricks for finding information online through free or low-cost search engines, data broker databases, public records, archives, and social media sites.

You will learn how to:

  • Make the most of Google search features to speed up your research
  • Set up free alerts to stay on top of your research
  • Conduct a reverse image search
  • Track down deleted or altered Web pages
  • Mine the web for missing people
  • Dig up personal information
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Unlock the door to data discovery

Are you dumbfounded as to how search engines can be smarter than ever, yet you’re coming up empty-handed in your search results? A Cybersleuth’s Guide to Conducting Effective Internet Investigative Research will show you how to generate more effective, efficient searches.

Research like a private investigator

Internationally-recognized speakers and best-selling authors Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch will share their best tips and tricks for finding information online through free or low-cost search engines, data broker databases, public records, archives, and social media sites.

You will learn how to:

  • Make the most of Google search features to speed up your research
  • Set up free alerts to stay on top of your research
  • Conduct a reverse image search
  • Track down deleted or altered Web pages
  • Mine the web for missing people
  • Dig up personal information
Read More ↓

About the presenters

Carole Levitt, Esq. and Mark Rosch are principals of Internet for Lawyers, an in-person CLE company, and CLEseminars.com. They have been internationally-recognized CLE seminar speakers since 1999 and best-selling ABA Law Practice Division (ABA LPD) authors since 2003. Their areas of expertise are: internet research (investigative, legal, and social media); social media research ethics; and Google search. Together, Carole and Mark have authored hundreds of internet research articles and co-authored six ABA LPD books and fourteen editions of The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet.

In 2013, Carole and Mark were recipients of the "Fastcase Fifty" award, which recognizes "50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law." In 2014, they both became Fellows in the College of Law Practice Management, an international honor society that recognizes distinguished law practice management professionals.

Previously, Carole Levitt 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, in Chicago, where she also served on the school’s law review. Carole has served on the ABA Law Practice Division’s Publications Advisory Board since 2003 and served on its Executive Council from 2006-11. Carole also authored Internet Legal Research on a Budget for the ABA LPD; the 2nd edition is set to be published in December 2019.

In addition to presenting seminars and writing books and articles, Mark Rosch blogs and tweets about legal technology issues. He developed Internet For Lawyer’s website, blog, Facebook Business page, and its online CLE webinar division. Mark is a graduate of Tulane University. He is active in the ABA Law Practice Division and serves on its Legal Technology Resource Center Board. Prior to that, Mark served a three-year term on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board and he also served on LPD’s Education Committee and its State and Local Bar Outreach Committee.

8:30 a.m. : Registration

9:00 a.m. : Morning Session:Mastering Google for Investigative/Due Diligence Research (includes 15 minute break)

Learn Google Tips and Tricks and Other Internet Search Strategies

  • Discover if lawyers have a duty to Google
  • Create more effective searches to locate crucial information you might otherwise miss
  • 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 search
  • 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 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m. : Afternoon Session: Investigative/Due Diligence Research Strategies (includes 15 minute break)

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
  • 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 Sites 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

Discover How to Use Facebook and Other Social Media Sites for Investigative Research

  • Find out “secret” ways to learn if someone has a Facebook account if they use a pseudonym on their profile
  • Successfully navigate through many social media sites to:
    o Obtain useful background/investigative information about parties, lawyers, judges, experts, jurors, and current & potential clients
    o Find information to attack a party or witness’ credibility
    o Uncover fraud
    o Seek out the smoking gun
  • Explore whether you can obtain social media profiles by subpoena
  • Learn about overcoming social media discovery issues
  • Find out how to authenticate social media profiles and get them admitted into evidence

4:30 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Master quick and simple methods for generating more effective internet searches
  • Understand the key differences between public records, publicly available information, and proprietary information
  • Find out how to locate people online, even if they use pseudonyms
  • Know how to overcome social media discovery issues
  • Learn how to access information from expensive databases for free
  • All lawyers
  • Paralegals
  • Legal assistants

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