There are so many new Web sites coming out every day, it’s almost impossible to keep track of them all. Here, though, are some newer sites that you should definitely check out.
These are just three of the great new resources for learning more about dealing with the increasingly important issue of electronic discovery:
• EDD Update,
• Electronic Discovery Law,
• Ride the Lightning,
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A personal travel agent
You can send
TripIt, the confirmation e-mails you receive from your airline, car rental agency and hotel. TripIt turns the information into a fantastic-looking itinerary you can share with others. You can also include maps, directions and photos.
Legal information provider Justia has launched three great sites that make it easy to research federal cases and laws:
• Federal District Court Opinions and Orders,
• Federal District Court Filings and Dockets, http://dockets.justia.com
• U.S. Regulation Tracker,
All three sites allow you to create RSS feeds that notify you of new activity on your research topic.
TimeBridge, makes it dead simple to schedule a meeting. Choose proposed dates for your meeting and TimeBridge polls attendees’ availability by e-mail. It then compares the responses to calculate the best time and schedules the meeting with a confirmation e-mail.
Cheap online research
AltLaw, provides free, full-text access to more than 300,000 Supreme Court and federal appellate case reports. A more ambitious project is
public.resource.org, which will ultimately provide over 1.8 million pages of publicly available federal case law.
Google Custom Search Engine, you create your own search engine by specifying a site or collection of sites you want to search. Google then delivers results only from those sites.
Rounding out the picks is
CrossLoop, which is a free and easy-to-use screen-sharing program. Try it when you need to collaborate on a document, or to give a colleague or friend a little “tech support.”