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OKC – IN PERSON - How to Become Your Own Cybersleuth: Conducting Effective Internet Investigative and Background Research (7 total credit hour/includes 2 ethic credits)

April 28, 2017

Location: Oklahoma Bar Association - 1901 N. Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Walk-ins will be accepted at the door.

OBA/CLE Presents:

How to Become Your Own Cybersleuth: Conducting Effective Internet Investigative and Background Research



Carole Levitt, Esq. and Mark Rosch Internet for Lawyers



Oklahoma Bar Center

1901 North Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Click here for location map and driving directions

CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7 hours of mandatory CLE credit, including 2 hour of ethics.


$200 for early-bird registrations with payment received by April 21st;  $225 for registrations with payment received between April 24th – April 27th.  Walk-ins $275.  To receive a $10 discount for the in-person program, register online.

Seniors may register for $50 on in-person programs (late fees apply) and members licensed 2 years or less may register for $75 for in-person programs (late fees apply).

Registration for the live webcast is $250. 

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations will be accepted at any time prior to the seminar date; however, a $25 fee will be charged for cancellations made within four full business days of the seminar date. No requests for refunds or cancellations will be accepted on or after the seminar date.

SEMINAR MATERIALS:  Each attendee will receive a copy of the speakers’ 458-pagebook, The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet — a $64.95 value.

In this fast-paced investigative research seminar, you will learn to create more effective Internet searches to locate information crucial to your matters, which 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 data broker 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, in addition to meeting your ethical duty, to   be conversant with the benefits and risks of technology pursuant to the newly adopted comment 6 of Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1.

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 the speakers’ 458-page book, The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet—a $64.95 value.

8:30 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 12:15 pm Morning Session (Includes 15 Minute Break)

Mastering Google for Investigative/Due Diligence Research

Ethics: Duty to Google ~ (Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1 comment 6) - 9 am to 10 am ethics

           Discover if a lawyer has a “duty to Google” to be able to provide competent representation to a client

           Learn the benefits and risks associated with using the technology of Internet research to maintain your competence

Learn Google Tips and Tricks and Other Internet Search Strategies

           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 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

           Learn why you need “cache”

The Wayback Machine

           Track down deleted or altered Web pages to use as evidence

           Find out how to get Wayback Machine pages admitted into evidence


12:15 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch provided with registration


1:00 pm - 4:15 pm Afternoon Session (Includes 15 Minute Break)

Investigative/Due Diligence Research Strategies

Learn How to Search Like a Private Investigator

           Discover the key differences between public records, “publicly available” information, and “proprietary”  information

           Glean personal information from search engines and blogs

           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 Record and Publicly Available Sites Using:

           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

Discover How to Use Social Media Sites For Investigative Research and Evidence…Ethically - 3:15 pm to 4:14 pm - ethics

           Ethics: Do lawyers have an ethical duty to research social networking sites as a potential source of evidence?

           Find out “secret” ways to find someone’s social media 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 the credibility of a party or witness

o          uncover fraud

o          seek out the smoking gun

           Explore whether you can subpoena social media sites to obtain profile content

           Discover how to preserve the information you find

           Learn about overcoming social media discovery issues

           Find out how to authenticate social media profiles and get them admitted into evidence


4:15 pm     Adjourn

Webcast Available: This program will also be webcast

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