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Blawgs, Wikis, Legal networks, etc.

Blawgs, Wikis, Legal networks, etc.

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  • 1. Internet Legal Research <ul><li>Dittakavi Rao </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Director </li></ul><ul><li>Duquesne University School of Law Center for Legal Information </li></ul>
  • 2. Web 2.0 <ul><li>The Web 2.0 mainly includes works of collaboration and social networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Also the RSS feeds, Wikis, Blogs, Microblogging, Podcasts, Tags, Folksonomies, Social Networks and Bookmarking etc. are part of Web 2.0. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 may include e-mail/webmail/gmail; Intranets and Extranets; Listservs; Search engines etc. </li></ul><ul><li>It is good to be a member of one or two job related listservs that helps when you need help. You can post a question or read others information exchange. </li></ul>
  • 3. Blawgs <ul><li>Legal blogs are known as blawgs are web sites belonging to an individual consisting of diaries, journals, opinions, reviews, clippings etc. posted typically daily for others to read. Blawgs contain very useful information. </li></ul><ul><li>www.blogger.com is a free blog hosting site. </li></ul><ul><li>There are several legal blawgs and blog indexes. </li></ul>
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  • 5. www.justia.com
  • 6. Administrative Law <ul><li>G.P.O. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gpoaccess.gpo.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Firstgov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.firstgov.gov or usa.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.regulations.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The CRE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thecre.com </li></ul></ul>
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  • 10. Wiki <ul><li>Wiki is a collaborative website comprised of the collective work of many authors. Similar to blog in structure and logic, a wiki allows anyone to edit, delete, or modify content that has been placed on the website using a browser interface, including the work of previous authors. </li></ul><ul><li>Several free hosting sites for wikis: www.pbwiki.com and www.wikihost.org . </li></ul>
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  • 17. RSS Feeds <ul><li>RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary) feeds allows to see when sites from all over the Internet have added new content. Feeds are written in XML language. You need to have a reader to read the feeds. There are several free readers including Bloglines (www.bloglines.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Legal information, court cases, and statutes are available as RSS feeds. </li></ul>
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  • 19. Case Law <ul><li>Official Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.supremecourtus.gov etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>U.S. Courts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uscourts.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pacer; Courtlink etc. </li></ul>
  • 20. Statutory Law <ul><li>Thomas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://thomas.loc.gov (no www) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.house.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gallerywatch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gallerywatch.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Statenet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.statenet.com </li></ul></ul>www.law.cornell.edu
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  • 22. Podcasts <ul><li>Podcasting is a way to receive audio files over the Internet. Many content providers offer podcast feeds at no cost. You can listen podcasts on your computer or other mobile devices. </li></ul><ul><li>Several legal talk radio stations and courts make cases and other legal information available as podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Justia provides a directory of legal podcasts ( http://blawgsfm.justia.com ) </li></ul>
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  • 24. Periodical Articles <ul><li>Infotrieve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.infotrieve.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.publist.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ingenta </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ingenta.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FindArticles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.findarticles.com </li></ul></ul>
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  • 27. Social/Legal Networks <ul><li>Sharing views, photos, etc. among people through free websites (registration required) offered by online services. </li></ul><ul><li>Lawfirms and lawyers are becoming members of Popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace. </li></ul><ul><li>There are several social networks exclusively for legal community are in the offing (beta mode.) </li></ul>
  • 28. Social/Legal Networks - Websites <ul><li>Facebook – www.facebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace – www.myspace.com/legallyblondepa </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin – www.linkedin.com </li></ul><ul><li>Lawlink – www.lawlink.com </li></ul><ul><li>Legallyminded – www.legallyminded.com </li></ul><ul><li>Martindale – www.martindale.com/connected </li></ul><ul><li>Onramp – www.legalonramp.com </li></ul>
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  • 31. What is Web 2 & WEB 3 <ul><li>Networks & Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast (recruitment & research tool) </li></ul>
  • 32. Acronyms <ul><li>What is EDD? (electronic data discovery) </li></ul><ul><li>What is ESI? (electronically stored info), ESF (electronically stored files) </li></ul><ul><li>What is TIFF & PDF? </li></ul>
  • 33. Domain Names <ul><li>Cybersquatters </li></ul><ul><li>Typosquatters </li></ul><ul><li>ICANN </li></ul><ul><li>Litigation (arbitration policies and authorized arbitration firms) </li></ul><ul><li>WIPO (25,000 disputes handled in 7 years) </li></ul>
  • 34. Social Networking <ul><li>Facebook, Myspace </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin </li></ul><ul><li>Martindale/connected </li></ul><ul><li>Lawlink </li></ul>
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  • 36. Microblogging <ul><li>Microblogging referes to the ability to add materials such as text, photos, etc. to one’s blog when away from a computer. </li></ul><ul><li>The postings are bare-bones (140 words), on-the-go versions of online journals in which people share their lives and dreams. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter – www.twitter.com , Jaiku – www.jaiku.com are few examples. </li></ul>
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  • 41. Technology Terms, Acronyms <ul><li>What is EDD? (Electronic Data Discovery) </li></ul><ul><li>What is ECF/CM (Electronic Case Filing/Case Management) </li></ul><ul><li>What is PDF (Portable Document Format) </li></ul><ul><li>What is ESF (Electronically Stored Files) </li></ul><ul><li>What is PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) </li></ul><ul><li>Several websites available to find explanation to technology terms. </li></ul>
  • 42. Websites <ul><li>Acronymfinder – www.acronymfinder.com </li></ul><ul><li>Webopedia – www.webopedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Howstuffworks – www.howstuffworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>Whatis – www.whatis.com </li></ul><ul><li>ABA – www.abanet.org </li></ul><ul><li>ALM – www.law.com </li></ul><ul><li>Litilaw – http://litilaw.lexbe.com </li></ul>
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