Legal Research

Attorney Credits: New Webinar Series for Lawyers

We know that running the business side of a law firm is just as important as the practice of law itself. Therefore, we have started a new webinar series that’s dedicated helping you run a better law firm. Although you cannot get CLE credit for completing these webinars, it can definitely help you run a more profitable law firm. List of Webinars:…

CLE: Ethical Issues in Social Media and eDiscovery

Social media offers attorneys and law firms the opportunity to build credibility & trust with clients, uncover relevant facts & information about cases, clients and opposing attorneys, and to bring in new business. Unfortunately, social media also creates many new ethical pitfalls for attorneys. Law firms, attorneys, and staff must ensure that their online activities adhere to ethical and professional rules of…

CLE on Voir Google & the Ethics of Jury Selection

When we try a case, our goal as lawyers is to get an impartial jury. But in reality, anybody who has struck a jury knows this is no easy task. During voir dire we must investigate jurors to uncover potential bias to ensure that the jury will be as fair as possible. And our investigation of jurors and jury system itself is…

CLE Course on Discovery Basics in Family Law Cases

While discovery is important in every legal case, discovery is even more crucial in family law cases because you will need to locate all the assets that are part of the marital estate. When marriages begin to fall apart, disgruntled spouses resort to hiding assets in a variety of ways – from stashing cash under pillows to locking away titles to property…

CLE Course: Ten Social Media Myths for Attorneys

Social media has changed society and along with it the practice of law.  Those attorneys who previously adopted the “Ostrich” approach – burying their heads in the sand and hoping it would all go away – must pull their head out and learn to adapt to our new Web 2.0 world. It is now apparent that social media is not a fad…

Beware of Online Juror Contact

Web 2.0 has made it much easier to communicate with friends, relatives and fellow attorneys.  But the Internet and Web 2.0 have also created numerous new ethical traps. For example, many attorneys have recently turned to Google and Facebook to research both potential and sitting jurors. However, attorneys must be very careful to avoid ex parte contact with jurors online.  And ex…

Voir Dire Is a lot LIke American Idol?!?

Guest post by David Cannon, Ph.D. & Bryan Edelman, Ph.D Remember the beginning of American Idol every year where countless individuals brag about their ability to sing, only to reveal that they have no singing talent whatsoever?  I’m confident that some of these individuals know that they can’t sing, but we Americans will sometimes do almost anything to get on television.  However, some…

Google’s Evolution Revolution

Guest post by Eric Hunter As part of the next phase in our ongoing Google evolution revolution at Bradford & Barthel, I have it on good authority that Google is currently researching an inter dimensional time portal. This allows attorneys to work their product through the space time continuum enabling clients to receive product at a fraction of our current AFA’s, while also…

Fastcase: Alternative to LexisNexis & Westlaw for Legal Research

The Fastcase 50 has been making news of late.  The Fastcase 50 was sponsored by the legal research company Fastcase to honor the law’s “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders.”  The diverse list runs the gamut from judges to law librarians and includes Robert Ambrogi, Monica Bay, Ari Kaplan, Larry Lessig, Bill Neukom, and Richard Posner among others.  Somehow, yours…