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Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
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Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
Internet Legal Issues and Research
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Internet Legal Issues and Research
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  • 1. Internet Legal Issues and Research <ul><li>Faye Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Director and Professor </li></ul><ul><li>Florida State University </li></ul><ul><li>College of Law Library </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  • 2. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Florida State University Law Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mary McCormick, J.D., M.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Director for Public Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Margaret Clark, M.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Librarian </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marin Dell, J.D., M.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Librarian </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Defense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ARPA/DARPA, http://www.darpa.mil/body/arpa_darpa.html </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Internet Legal Issues
  • 4. Internet Legal Issues <ul><li>E-commerce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contracts, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Cybercrime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-discovery issues and metadata </li></ul><ul><li>E-data from automobile black boxes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is Your Car Spying on You? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MVEDRs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ethical issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Risks of law firm websites, blogs and email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ex parte communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mullins v. Department of Commerce , 06-3284 (C.A. Fed Circuit, May 4, 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-lawyering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LegalXML, http://www.legalxml.org/about/index.shtml </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Keeping up with the Joneses, Esq. <ul><li>Blogs &amp; RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DennisKennedy.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feedblitz </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Law Prof Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google To Offer Deep Government Info for Four States </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>California, Arizona, Utah and Virginia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To Googlize inaccessible data in state electronic files </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Search engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google and 47+ others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet legal research </li></ul>
  • 6. &nbsp;
  • 7. Florida Electronic Library <ul><li>http://www.flelibrary.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues. </li></ul>
  • 8. FloridaLawHelp.org
  • 9. FloridaLawHelp.org <ul><li>http://www.floridalawhelp.org/FL/index.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Links to a Legal Services Directory for the State of Florida, as well as a list of collected information materials from agencies and legal clinics throughout Florida. </li></ul>
  • 10. Caselaw – Where to Find It for Free <ul><li>US Supreme Court: </li></ul><ul><li>Official Slip Opinions: http://www.supremecourtus.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Information Institute: http://www.law.cornell.edu </li></ul><ul><li>LexisONE: http://www.lexisone.com/ (Click on “Find Cases for Free”) </li></ul><ul><li>US Circuit Courts: </li></ul><ul><li>Office of US Courts: http://www.uscourts.gov/links.html </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Courts Finder: http://law.emory.edu/caselaw/ </li></ul><ul><li>US District Courts: </li></ul><ul><li>Office of US Courts: http://www.uscourts.gov/links.html </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Information Institute: http://www.law.cornell.edu/federal/districts.html </li></ul>
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  • 12. Pacer <ul><li>http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records </li></ul><ul><li>Free written opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Federal case statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Party/Case Index </li></ul>
  • 13. &nbsp;
  • 14. LexisOne <ul><li>http://www.lexisone.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Use the LexisNexis® Research Service to access U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1790 to present, as well as federal and state cases decided within the last five years. (selected coverage) </li></ul>
  • 15. &nbsp;
  • 16. Florida Supreme Court website <ul><li>http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/index.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Also provides links to District Court of Appeals opinions and Court Rules. </li></ul>
  • 17. &nbsp;
  • 18. Justia <ul><li>http://www.justia.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free legal information on practice areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulation tracker, a free searchable database of Federal Register Regulations, Proposed Rules and Notices </li></ul></ul>
  • 19. &nbsp;
  • 20. Online Sunshine <ul><li>http://www.leg.state.fl.us/ </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Florida legislation, including the Florida Statutes, the Laws of Florida and the Florida Constitution. </li></ul>
  • 21. &nbsp;
  • 22. LII/Legal Information Institute <ul><li>http://www.law.cornell.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School . </li></ul><ul><li>Wex: a collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia. </li></ul>
  • 23. &nbsp;
  • 24. Municode.com <ul><li>http://www.municode.com </li></ul><ul><li>Online Library with U.S. municipal/county ordinances </li></ul><ul><li>Pamphlets for selected state analysis by Municode </li></ul>
  • 25. Forms.gov
  • 26. Forms.gov <ul><li>http://forms.gov/bgfPortal/citizen.portal </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Forms listed by form number, agency and “frequently used” forms. </li></ul>
  • 27. USCourtforms.com
  • 28. U.S. Courtforms <ul><li>http://www.uscourtforms.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Court, Legal &amp; Business Forms Available in non-fillable PDF format </li></ul><ul><li>Federal, State and Local County Forms in all practice areas. </li></ul>
  • 29. &nbsp;
  • 30. Florida State Courts website – Family Law Forms/Rules &amp; Opinions <ul><li>http://www.flcourts.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Family law forms for use in dissolution, paternity, child support, name change, and grandparent visitation cases. The forms are up-to-date, in engrossed (ready to use) format, with all amendments incorporated. </li></ul>
  • 31. &nbsp;
  • 32. Internet Legal Research Group <ul><li>http://www.ilrg.com/forms/ </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2000 free legal forms, a number of forms are adapted for state-specific use. </li></ul>
  • 33. &nbsp;
  • 34. ‘Lectric Law Library <ul><li>http://www.lectlaw.com/form.html </li></ul><ul><li>Business &amp; General - dealing with subjects like Real Estate, Corporations, Employment, Contracts, Trusts and Wills. </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Practice - focusing on Law Practice Management, Litigation and related matters. </li></ul>
  • 35. FindLaw
  • 36. FindLaw.com <ul><li>http://public.findlaw.com/library/state-laws.html </li></ul><ul><li>Legal information portal for the general public; contains links to forms, state and federal legislation and a legal dictionary. </li></ul>
  • 37. &nbsp;
  • 38. LLRX.com <ul><li>http://www.llrx.com/resources7.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Legal information portal with links to a legal resource center, legal articles and law related listservs. </li></ul>
  • 39. &nbsp;
  • 40. MegaLaw.com <ul><li>http://www.megalaw.com/states.php </li></ul><ul><li>Legal portal with state specific legal resource pages. </li></ul>
  • 41. &nbsp;
  • 42. LawSource <ul><li>http://www.lawsource.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>The home of American Law Sources On-line ( ALSO! ), providing a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to freely accessible on-line sources of law for the United States and Canada , as well as Mexican sources. </li></ul>
  • 43. &nbsp;
  • 44. Where to find briefs <ul><li>http://www.legaline.com/freebriefslinks.html </li></ul><ul><li>Portal linking to free Internet sites with searchable state and federal briefs. </li></ul>
  • 45. &nbsp;
  • 46. FSU Law Library Free Internet Research Page <ul><li>http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/databases/publiclegalinfo.html </li></ul>
  • 47. &nbsp;
  • 48. &nbsp;
  • 49. International Law <ul><li>http://www.asil.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://lexmercatoria.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights </li></ul><ul><li>International business transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Arbitration </li></ul><ul><li>Maritime law </li></ul><ul><li>Taxation </li></ul>
  • 50. Tips for Creating a Practice Library <ul><li>Organize bookmarks of most frequently used sites by jurisdiction, function and subject </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MFU-FL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MFU-FRM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MFU-FAM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review daily client schedule and pull up relevant bookmarks for that day </li></ul><ul><li>Download or cut/paste frequently used forms for quick use </li></ul><ul><li>Check sites often for new content and functionality </li></ul>
  • 51. Need More Help? <ul><li>Inter Alia weblog, http://www.inter-alia.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Zimmerman’s Guide: http://www.lexisone.com/zimmermanguide/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>An online legal encyclopedia providing definitions, examples, explanations and useful links </li></ul><ul><li>The Virtual Chase How-To Guides: http://www.virtualchase.com/resources/court_records.html </li></ul><ul><li>An annotated guide to sources of information on various types of legal research </li></ul>

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