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60 Sites: Latest and Greatest Internet Hits from ABA TECHSHOW 2009

Before blawg rolls and blawg worlds, there was ABA TECHSHOW’s 60 Sites in 60 Minutes. Here are the editor’s picks from the 2009 presentation.

At ABA TECHSHOW 2009’s popular “60 Sites in 60 Minutes,” Jim Calloway, Laura Calloway, Barron Henley and Lincoln Mead revealed their picks for the latest and greatest sites on the Internet, along with oldies but goodies that are part of their daily Web routines. We’ve included some of the best below—law-related pages, free services and practical sites that can help increase your productivity. Check www.techshow.com for the complete list, as well as the 60 Sites Hall of Fame from past conferences.

ACS ResearchLink
http://researchlink.acslaw.org
An online community where lawyers submit legal research topics for law students to explore in faculty-supervised writing projects for academic credit. Student papers are posted in the site’s searchable library.

All My Faves
www.allmyfaves.com
A visually organized directory with hundreds of links to popular sites, handily categorized under the Web’s most searched-for topics.

Alltop (Law)
http://law.alltop.com
Top legal headline news links from a variety of publications and blogs.

Association of Corporate Counsel
www.acc.com/legalresources/quickreferences
Downloadable articles, forms and other resources for in-house counsel.

Constant Contact
www.constantcontact.com
E-mail marketing service with simple-to-use tools for increasing client contact through newsletters, surveys and event invitations.

DimDim
www.dimdim.com
Free service enables Web meetings on the fly (no downloads required). Share pictures, PPTs, PDFs, screens and video.

Experts Exchange
www.experts-exchange.com
A knowledge-sharing platform for solving technology problems. Ask unique questions or search the extensive knowledgebase.

FileGenius
www.filegenius.com
A handy Web-based file transfer, exchange and management application.

Gizmo’s Tech Support Alert
www.techsupportalert.com
Freeware reviews and information from a community-based site staffed by volunteers.

Google Analytics
www.google.com/analytics
Free site that provides statistics, custom reporting and analysis of Web traffic.

Google Mobilizer
http://google.com/gwt/n
Not all sites are mobile friendly. But you can view your favorite site on your handheld by simply entering its URL in the Google Mobilizer window.

Guy Kawasaki’s Alltop
http://my.alltop.com/guykawasaki
Personal Alltop site that features technology and headline news links.

iGoodBye
www.igoodbye.com
Estate planning service that stores any electronic file or document to be released as specified upon verified death.

iGoogle
www.google.com/ig#max3
Easy and speedy way to create a personalized home page.

iPhone J.D.
www.iphonejd.com
Resources and personal insights for lawyers using iPhones.

The Jury Expert
www.astcweb.org/public/publication
A bimonthly publication from the American Society of Trial Consultants. Covers topics ranging from jury selection and bias to expert witness preparation and confidentiality.

Legal Business Development
http://adverselling.typepad.com/how_law_firms_sell
Weekly blog highlighting the latest in law practice business trends, management, finance and marketing.

Legal OnRamp
www.legalonramp.com
Facilitates collaboration, Web 2.0 style, between clients, law firms and other legal services providers. Firms are invited to post profiles. Services include wikis, blogs, best practices, databases and automated tools for legal work.

LegallyMinded
www.legallyminded.com
The American Bar Association’s social networking spot, with community resources, blogs, articles, job postings and peer connections for legal professionals.

LexTweet
www.lextweet.com
From the folks at LexBlog, follows those who use Twitter to discuss law-related topics. Nerino

Petro’s Compujurist
http://compujurist.com
Legal technology, practice management and other items of interest to lawyers, from the practice management advisor for the Law Office Management Assistance program of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Next Worth
www.nextworth.com
Sell, upgrade or recycle old laptops, BlackBerrys, GPS devices, cameras, iPods and iPhones, video games and consoles using this site.

PC Magazine’s “How to Delete Accounts from Any Website”
www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342599,00.asp
Outlines the steps to take when closing online accounts with social networks, blogs, online or sharing services and Internet retailers.

PDF Hammer
www.pdfhammer.com
Free online PDF editor that’s an alternative to Adobe Acrobat. Upload PDF files to PDF Hammer via your browser, do your edits and then save the files back to your computer.

practicePRO
www.practicepro.ca
Articles, tools and resources to help avoid legal malpractice while growing a thriving law practice. Canadian-based but useful to U.S. practices.

ReadWriteWeb
www.readwriteweb.com
Articles and resources about the latest developments and tools available to those posting on the Web.

Remember the Milk
www.rememberthemilk.com
Free planning application that helps you get organized and manage tasks from anywhere. It even sends to-do reminders via e-mail.

Scr.im
http://scr.im
Minimizes spam by converting e-mail addresses into short links that can be shared on the Web and used only by actual people.

Search Engine Colossus
www.searchenginecolossus.com
From this site you can explore 311 countries and territories, search in other languages and make your own submissions to search engines.

SlideShare
www.slideshare.net
Upload and share PowerPoint presentations and Word documents.

Social Media Law Student
http://socialmedialawstudent.com
Information and developments about the use of blogs and social media in the practice of law.

Support Space
www.supportspace.com
Certified experts to help with software, equipment and network assistance.

Syncplicity
www.syncplicity.com
Offers automatic and intuitive file sharing and backup, as well as instant synchronization between multiple computers.

TechnoLawyer BlawgWorld Newsletter
www.technolawyer.com/blawgworld.asp
Newsletter that collects the best of the legal technology and practice management Internet postings each week.

VIN Check
www.nicb.org/cps/rde/xchg/nicb/hs.xsl/expanded_vincheck.html
Service offered by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows whether a vehicle has been reported as stolen or a salvage vehicle.

Zamzar
www.zamzar.com
Convert document, music, video and image files for free without software download.

About the Presenters

Laura Calloway, Director of the Alabama State Bar’s Practice Management Assistance Program, blogs at The Last Word, http://asblastword.wordpress.com/category/technology.

Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program, writes the award-winning Law Practice Tips Blog at http://jimcalloway.typepad.com.

Barron Henley is a lawyer and legal technologist and a founding member of Henley March & Unger Consulting, Inc.

Lincoln Mead is the IT Director of the Utah State Bar Association.

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