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How to Become Your Own Cybersleuth: Conducting Effective Internet Investigative and Background Research
NOTE: In order to obtain credit for this webcast it MUST be viewed on 4/28/2017 starting at 9 am CST, because this program is being broadcast at that date and time, the credit is considered unlimited (live) credit by OBA/MCLE.
CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7 total hours of mandatory CLE credit, which includes 2 hours of ethics.
TUITION: Registration for the live webcast is $250. Seniors may register for $75 and members licensed 2 years or less may register for $100. Each participant will receive a hard-copy of the seminar-specific, published book and a seminar-specific Quick Reference Card used during and after the program to facilitate the learning process.
NOTE: This program is NOT approved for Texas credit. The Texas Bar will not permit members to submit online programs for Texas credit.
CHECKPOINTS: This program will contain random checkpoints. In order to submit credit for this program, you must confirm your presence at the checkpoints. If you do not meet the checkpoint requirement you may not receive credit for the live program. The checkpoint submission is entirely dependent on your successful completion of the system check.
NOTE: At the end of the program click on the “Credit Submission Tab” to go to your credit profile and begin the credit submission process. Please remember to submit credit on the day of the event.
Carole Levitt, Esq. and Mark Rosch Internet for Lawyers
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.
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 (on your own)
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
• Ethics: Do lawyers have an ethical duty to research social networking sites as a potential source of evidence? - 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm - ethics
• 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
In-Person Registration Available: OKC Program