Search US Public Records Cheaply

Public records are a wealth of information about clients, opponents, and other parties related to cases.  They can unearth information about properties and corporations that can be helpful in building a case and creating a litigation strategy.  United States researchers …

Searching Social Media with Topsy

Finding social media messages is a challenge.  This seems to be particularly true when sifting through the information overload that is Twitter, whose own search engine seems perpetually unable to return relevant results.  It was ameliorated by Google and other …

Tip: Searching for Counsel in Case Law Databases

The proprietary legal research databases LexisNexis and Westlaw have structured their case law content so that you can easily dig into select parts of a court’s opinion.  One frequently sought piece of information is to find in which cases your …

Mine and Store Twitter Messages

There is a huge amount of information being churned out by Twitter users.  Many of the messages are casual, informal communications that you might want to know about.  I’ve already mentioned how you can use Google’s Update search to narrow