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When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Morning: Registration-8:30 Session-9-12:15 Afternoon: Registration-12:45 Session-1:15-4:30
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KCMBA Conference Center
Two Pershing Square
2300 Main St. Suite 100
Kansas City, MO  64108
Dawn Phoenix

Phone: 785-861-8811

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 9/30/2014
This program is presented
in partnership with KCMBA UMKC CLE.

Morning Session:

Approved for 3.5 hours of CLE credit in Kansas

Approved for 3.6 hours of CLE credit in Missouri

Afternoon Session:

Approved for 3.5 hours of CLE credit in Kansas

Approved for 3.6 hours of CLE credit in Missouri

Presenters:The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet

Carole Levitt, Esq. and Mark Rosch, Internet for Lawyers
In this fast-paced investigative and legal research seminar, you will learn to create more effective Internet searches to locate crucial information 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 fee-based data broker databases to create dossiers about your subject. Get the latest information on new government document 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. 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. Each attendee will receive a copy of their book, The
Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet--a $64.95 value.

Current ABA books co-authored by speakers:
  • Internet Legal Research on a Budget (2014)
  • 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)

To receive a 20 percent discount off copies of the speakers’ ABA books, visit and use this discount code: Kansas.

Morning Session

8:30 a.m.

Morning Session:
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
(Includes 15 Minute Break)

Master Google and Other Web Sites for Investigative & Legal Research

Mastering Google for Investigative Research
  • Do lawyers have a duty to Google?
  • 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
  • Locate information from the "invisible” Web
  • Learn why you need "cache”
The Wayback Machine
  • Track down deleted or altered Web pages from the Wayback Machine
  • How to get pages from the Wayback Machine admitted into evidence
Other Search Engines and Meta-Search Sites

Break for Lunch: 12:15 p.m.

Afternoon Session

12:45 p.m.

Afternoon Session:
1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Includes 15 minute break)

Investigative/Legal Research Strategies

Learn How to Search Like a Private Investigator
  • Understanding key differences between public records, "publicly available” information, and proprietary information
  • Learn how you can 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 records
  • Dig up death records, birthdays, and Social Security Numbers
  • Extract background information from dockets
  • Unearth bankruptcies
  • Glean personal information from search engines, and blogs
How to Access Expensive Databases…for Free…to Find:
  • Factual information
  • Background information
  • Full-text newspaper and magazine articles
  • Press releases
Discover 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
How to Use Social Media Sites For Investigative Research
  • What is social media?
  • Learn how to find social media profiles and overcome discovery and evidentiary challenges
  • Discover how lawyers use social media profiles for investigative and background research to:
  • Seek out the smoking gun
  • Dig up "dirt” about opposing parties
  • Uncover information to attack witnesses’ credibility
  • Obtain useful background information about potential clients and jurors, opposing attorneys, and even judges
  • Locate missing people…and more
Internet Legal Research on a Budget
  • Discover how to quickly and effectively research government documents using new (free) government and non-government sites and apps

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