The facts of any case are at least as important as the law. Knowing the relevant facts about your adversary is critical to evaluating and presenting your case. The internet has made information about people and organizations more accessible than ever. You just need to know how and where to look.
Today, you can easily view corporate financial records, criminal histories, social media posts, job history, legal histories and regulatory agency reports on the internet. We typically use these types of tools to gain an understanding of our adversaries. Similarly, defendants often search for the same information about plaintiffs. You need to know what your own internet footprint looks like, and be careful about what you post on social websites.
The National Business Institute has asked an associate attorney at our firm to speak at an upcoming continuing legal education seminar called Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web, on February 27, 2014 at the Double Tree Hotel. You can find out more about the seminar at: