The facts matter. Research is a critical part of practicing law, and although most litigators are skilled at researching caselaw, public and private records data is also critical in many kinds of cases. With a variety of free and paid search tools available, it is important to understand the difference between traditional legal research tools and public records or investigative data.
This program, taught by litigator Josh Taylor and Wendy Nestrud from Tracers, a TechnoLawyer "Top Product of 2020" and industry-leading investigative research software, will provide an overview of the differences in records information from different sources, examples of the kinds of investigative data attorneys can obtain, and how to use it effectively. They will also explain how to ethically use public and private records data for case research, including billing guidelines for invoicing clients. In addition, the presenters will perform a series of sample searches to show types of reports available and discuss examples from real cases where investigative data impacted the outcome. Finally, the program will discuss best practices for staff access management and reporting to ensure compliance with credentialing requirements for sensitive information.
Attorneys, paralegals, law firm support staff, and law librarians will benefit from this seminar.
(Includes electronic materials)
Student Member $15