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New ABA book helps lawyers find free legal research resources online

New ABA book helps lawyers find free legal research resources online

By Irma Romero

CHICAGO, June 2, 2014 – With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when reliable free resources are available. A new book from the American Bar Association Law Practice Division, “Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers,” will help lawyers quickly find the best free or low-cost resources online and use them for their research needs.

CHICAGO, , 2014 – With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when reliable free resources are available. A new book from the American Bar Association Law Practice Division, “Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers,” will help lawyers quickly find the best free or low-cost resources online and use them for their research needs. 

The authors share the top websites, apps, blogs, Twitter feeds and crowdsourcing resources that will save lawyers time, money, and frustration during the legal research process. This book will help attorneys locate and use: 

·         Legal portals and directories (government, academic and commercial)
·         Case law databases (government and commercial)
·         Casemaker and Fastcase
·         Cite-checking cases
·         Dockets
·         Federal statutory research
·         Federal, legislative and congressional materials
·         Background information about attorneys, judges and legal professionals
·         Foreign, international and comparative law resources 

“Internet Legal Research on a Budget” is written by co-authors Carole A. Levitt and Judy K. Davis. Levitt, of Rio Rancho, N.M., is the founder and president of Internet for Lawyers and the author of “Google for Lawyers” and “Find Info Like a Pro,” Volumes 1 and 2, also published by the ABA Law Practice Division. Davis is a law librarian and adjunct assistant professor of law at the University of Southern California.  

The ABA Law Practice Division (LP) is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law — marketing, management, technology and finance — through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LP has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 90 titles in print. 

Title:                  “Internet Legal Research on a Budget:
                            Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers”
Publisher:           ABA Law Practice Division
Product Code:    5110778
Pages:                321
ISBN:                  978-1-62722-616-5
Size:                   7 × 10
Price:                  89.95
Orders:               800-285-2221 or www.ShopABA.org  

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies are available by sending an email to Lindsay Dawson at Lindsay.Dawson@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

 With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement on line. Follow the latest ABA news at www.ambar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

 

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