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60 Sites in 60 Minutes - 103rd Annual Institute - 2001


COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION
103rd Annual Institute
Vail, Colorado
September 21, 2001

 


YOUR PRESENTERS:

MS. REBA NANCE
Colorado Bar Association
Denver, Colorado

reban@cobar.org
303.824.5320

 

MS. NATALIE THORNWELL
Georgia Bar Association
Atlanta, Georgia

natalie@gabar.org
404.527.8770

 

MS. IMELDA REVELES
Colorado Bar Association
Denver, Colorado

mreveles@cobar.org
303.824.5349

 

 

 


 

TECHNOLOGY

  • Slipstick.com – Outlook and Exchange Solutions Center

www.slipstick.com

This site contains information about Outlook patches and new features

  • PC PitStop

www.pcpitstop.com

Free site that runs diagnostics on your PC to identify things that might help improve performance.

  • Law Office Software List for Macintosh Computers

www.mother.com/~randy/index.html

Compiled and maintained by a practicing lawyer

  • Gibson Research Corporation

www.grc.com

Steve Gibson, a security guru, has done a great job of putting up software that allows you to detect the security of your PC, including LeakTest software and ShieldsUp tests

  • Hush Mail

www.hushmail.com

Hush Mail is a free secure web-based e-mail system that allows you to send PGP-encrypted e-mails

  • Zone Alarm –

www.zonelabs.com

PC World Magazine awarded Zone Alarm "Best Buy" status based on performance, price, service and support. Additionally it was their PC World World Class Award as one of the Best Products of 2000 in the best freeware category.

  • GoToMyPC

www.gotomypc.com

Begin working on your host computer as if you were sitting in front of it. You can immediately access your email, applications, documents and network resources.

  • Expert City

www.expertcity.com

Via Expert City Live, you submit your written computer problem to a group of experts who are sitting by, live, bid to solve your problem. They will take control of your PC to solve your problem.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT

  • USA Rate Plans – Long Distance Providers Comparison

www.comsearch.net/long_distance_rates.htm

A free service of the Better Business Bureau which compares long distance plans. You type in the number of minutes per month you spend on out-of-state calls, the number of minutes on in-state calls and your area code and it gives you the providers and costs of their plans.

  • On-Line Employee Turnover Calculator – From University of Wisconsin

www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/publicat/turn.html#calc

You fill in your specific costs for particular line items and it will calculate exactly how much employee costs you.

  • Salary.Com

www.salary.com

Their "Salary Wizard" let’s you search for salaries by category and geographic locations. You can also post job openings or a resume.

  • CyberSecretaries –

www.youdictate.com/

You dictate whatever you want into your computer and e-mail it to them as a .wav file (they provide free software you can use) or you can call their toll free number and dictate on the phone. They also accept hand-written faxes, or you can use your own dictation equipment. Real human secretaries type it and e-mail it back to you. The charge is $0.01 per word (less if you use a template, which you can have them input and store for you).

REFERENCE

  • U.S. Census Bureau’s State and County QuickFacts

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/

 

Contains information, by state, regarding ethnic diversity, retail sales, persons below the poverty level, etc.

  • Copernic

www.copernic.com

A truly amazing search engine.

  • World Time Server

www.worldtimeserver.com

Find the current time. You may search by country or major city.

  • Federal Consumer Information Center - Pueblo

www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Low cost or free information for consumers, including the Consumer Action Handbook, product recalls and small business information.

  • Area Code Info.Com

www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Easy to use because it shows the state maps with the area codes superimposed.

  • Zip Code + Four

www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/lookup_zip+4.html

Not only gives you the zip code + plus, but the county as well!

  • Area Codes

www.GreatData.com/ac.htm?1010

You type in the area code from your phone message, it tells you what time it is there!

MAPS

  • Official U.S. Bureau Mapping

http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse-tbl/

This site allows you to find any geographic location in the United States! You can enter a latitude or longitude, or you can search by city or even zip code. You can then further customize your map by overlaying congressional districts, parks, bodies or water, Indian Reservations, and counties, just to name a few.

  • MapBlast

www.mapblast.com

Searchable by city, zip code, etc. You can even download the map to your Palm! Includes maps and driving directions.

  • MapQuest

www.mapquest.com

The old standard. It now includes live traffic reports and construction delays, which refresh every 2 minutes! There is also a link to a world atlas which allows you to click on a specific country for a detailed map. Up pops a map, along with information about the country including population, languages, currency, etc.

  • Microsoft's Terraserver

http://terraserver.microsoft.com

Offers free a vast collection of satellite and aerial photographs covering much of the Earth's surface.

LEGAL LINKS

  • Bankruptcy Data

www.bankruptcydata.com

BankruptcyData.com draws from the databases of New Generation Research, Inc. and provides instant access to information on thousands of business bankruptcy filings from over 80 federal bankruptcy districts.

  • Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s Convicted Sex Offender Site

http://sor.state.co.us/

  • Flat Rate Info

www.flatrateinfo.com

Available databases on FlatRateInfo.com include two national people locators; national bankruptcies, judgments and liens; national property; national fictitious business names; and the Social Security death index. At the heart of the FlatRateInfo.com system is the QI National People Locator, a powerful searching tool containing over 600 million records from most U.S residents, including social security number, current and previous addresses, date of birth and aliases. From there, use your results to perform a "same address" or "neighbors search", or try the global search engine "Fetch the Wonder Dog"

  • CoCourts

www.cocourts.com

The Colorado Courts Database contains millions of up-to-the-minute court records in four major case categories: Criminal, Civil, Traffic and Domestic Relations. The database is the publicly available portion of the Integrated Colorado On-Line Network, or ICON, which is the official electronic courts repository of the Colorado Judicial Branch. Also included is information on Colorado marriages, divorces, UCC liens and the Social Security Death Index.

  • QuickInfo

www.quickinfo.net

Related to Flat Rate Info. Includes information on Colo. Businesses, Campaign Contributions, Colorado Civil Index, marriages, judgments, inmates, professional licenses, property, etc.

  • Notices of Class Actions –

www.notice.com/classactions/

Contains a list of class actions.

  • LEXISOne

www.lexisone.com

Legal research and practice management information.

HISTORICAL STOCK DATA

  • Historical Stock Date for S&P 500 Stocks

http://kumo.swcp.com/stocks

Offers free historical data on S&P 500 stocks going back one year. Download, with weekly, monthly, and quarterly updates. Includes charts with technical analysis for individual stocks.

  • Big Charts

http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/historical/

Easy-to-use site which allows you to enter the stock and a specific date. It tells you the quote on that date. A free service.

FUN SITES

  • Fridgedoor – Refrigerator Magnets

www.fridgedoor.com/fridgedoor

  • Unclaimed Baggage

www.unclaimedbaggage.com/

Buy items found in unclaimed baggage!

  • Creative Answering Machine Messages

http://albrecht.ecn.purdue.edu/~taylor/humor/answering.html

A huge list of interesting answering machine messages

  • Brief Relief by American Innotek

www.briefrelief.com/

Sells a line of field lavatory products that answer the question: "Where do you go when you’ve got to go, and there’s no place to go?"

  • Streetplay.com

www.streetplay.com/

  • Belt Sander Races

www.beltsander-races.com

  • Ask the Dream Doctor

www.dreamdoctor.com/

Syndicated talk show host and categories of dreams explained

  • Lands End

http://landsend.com

  • Weird and Different Recipes

www.bertc.com/recipes.htm

  • Zthing Archives Halloween Candy Catch

www.zthing.com/archives2.html#.html

  • Court Attach

www.zthing.com/archives3.html

  • Dumb Laws

http://dumblaws.com/

 

HANDHELDS

  • AvantGo

http://avantgo.com/frontdoor/index.html

Download web pages to your palm device. Avantgo.com offers over 400 content channels for you to subscribe to including, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Personal, USATODAY.com, and MapQuest.com.

 

  • Vindigo

www.vindigo.com/

Download the latest reviews as well as directions to restaurants, movies and other happenings in a city. Great for your city or for traveling to another city.

INTERNET RADIO

  • Internet Radio Directory

www.radiotower.com/

Online radio stations, streaming live audio from around the world, presented by RadioTower. We make it easy to listen to over 1300 (requires FREE RealPlayer and/or Windows Media Player).

  • Internet Radio List

www.internetradiolist.com/

2024 Stations and Growing! Your guide to the best Internet Radio.

  • Live Radio on the Internet

www.live-radio.net/info.shtml

On this site, you will find links to thousands of radio stations worldwide, all of which, with the correct (free!) software, you will be able to hear via your computer. With more websites worldwide linking to it than to the BBC, Live Radio on the Internet is the UK's most visited live radio site, and also the largest directory available of working links to radio stations broadcasting live on the Internet. It differs from other sites of this type, as it concentrates on live audio.

  • Radio Locator (Formerly the MIT List of Radio Stations on the Internet)

www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/home

Welcome to Radio-Locator, a comprehensive radio station search engine on the Internet. This site has links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.

NEWS PORTALS

  • Bloomberg L.P.

www.bloomberg.com/

As an information services, news, and media company serving customers around the world, Bloomberg has forged a unique position within the financial services industry. The key to Bloomberg's success is the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service, which provides an unparalleled combination of data, analytics, electronic trading and straight through processing in a single platform.

  • National Public Radio

www.npr.org

Good ol’ NPR—make this site one of your daily stops!

  • The New York Times

www.nytimes.com/

Read your favorite newspaper online. You can also have the headlines delivered to your email box.

  • CNET Networks Inc.

www.cnet.com/

CNET Networks, Inc., is the global source of information and commerce services for the technology industry. A top 10 Internet company with established Web sites in more than 20 countries and content in 18 languages, CNET Networks connects buyers, sellers and suppliers throughout the IT supply chain with award-winning content via the Web, wireless devices, television, radio and print. The company's vision is to educate and empower people and businesses by unlocking the potential of the technology world to make things easier and faster, and by helping them make smarter buying decisions

  • Pet Care

www.vetinfo.com/dogindex.html

A Veterinary Information Service provides veterinary health information relating to dogs and cats. This site has an extensive collection of information online in the Dog Health Information and Cat Health Information pages. Staff members are the owners and employees of a small animal veterinary hospital and have the training and experience necessary to help you understand diseases, disorders and health maintenance requirements of dogs and cats. Well-informed people take better care of their pets!

  • Dog Logics Resource Center

www.doglogic.com/

DogLogic's Information applies to ALL breeds. ALL the FREE Training, Feeding and Health articles apply to every breed of Dog and even Cats! Doglogic has already saved countless dog lives and homes, and will continue to do so for many years. DogLogic contains a wealth of Dog Health, Obedience and Feeding information, Books and Supplies

  • Great Pets

www.greatpets.com/

Founded in December 1999 by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson, America's favorite trainers and authors of numerous best-selling books. GreatPets.com's mission is to build the Web's leading resource for pet training and behavior information. GreatPets.com wants to eliminate pet lovers' need to search endlessly for reliable training and behavior advice. GreatPets.com hopes to reduce the number of pets that are surrendered to animal shelters each year by providing pet owners with a high quality resource for detecting, correcting and preventing training and behavior problems with proven methods that are fun, fair and firm.

RECREATIONAL

  • Best Cooking Sites

www.bestcookingsites.com/recipes.html

Best Cooking Sites is a comprehensive cooking resource showcasing the Internet’s best web sites for cooking, baking, recipes, cookware, condiments, cooking schools, and nutritional information.

  • City Search

www.citysearch.com/


Citysearch is a leading local network enabling people to get the most out of their city. Providing online city guides for more than 100 cities worldwide, citysearch.com helps people find and plan what they want to do and then lets them take action, offering local transactions such as buying event tickets and making hotel and restaurant reservations online. Citysearch is one of the core businesses operated by Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS).

  • Colorado State Parks

http://parks.state.co.us/reservation/reservation.asp?park=home

Use this site to reserve campsites for Colorado State Parks. You can call to make a reservation or, with a few quick clicks, make your reservations online!

 

  • ReserveAmerica

http://www.reserveamerica.com

 

ReserveAmerica is North America's leading Camping Reservation and Campground Management Solutions Provider. ReserveAmerica specializes in Complete Reservations Solutions, stand-alone Call Center/Database management tool, Online Reservation Solutions, and in park Software Solutions. We manage the largest reservable campsite inventory with our partnerships expanding and growing every day.

  • Wildernet

www.wildernet.com/

Your guide to outdoor adventures. Wildernet.com provides you with one easy to use, comprehensive web site for information about campgrounds, fishing spots, trails, beaches, jeep roads, scenic drives and many other resources. Wildernet.com is designed for users of all interests and experience levels so whether you're a beginner or an expert, birdwatcher or horseback rider, mountain biker or skier, we can help you plan your next adventure

SHOPPING ONLINE

  • Bizrate

www.bizrate.com

In one convenient place, you now have the tools and information -- store ratings from customers, price & quality comparisons, special offers -- to choose the right place to buy and get the best deal on every purchase.

  • Buy.com

www.buy.com

Compare prices at Buy.com. This site lists over 1 million products, guaranteed low prices, and anytime help!

  • Price Grabber

http://pcworld.pricegrabber.com/?ut=cff77c63e912bc15

 

PriceGrabber is dedicated to helping you find the best product for your needs by delivering value added services including merchant ratings, product pictures and specifications, and pricing information that utilizes BottomLinePrice to factor in applicable sales tax and shipping based on where you live.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

  • Boot Disk

www.bootdisk.com/

The majority of tips, tweaks, files, boot disks, instructions, utilities, links, patches, updates, and all other information contained on this site are posted for advanced DOS and Windows users.

  • Computing Net Tech Support for Business and You

www.computing.net/

Founded in the summer of 1995, Computing.Net was built on the idea that no one technical support expert knows as much about solutions to problems as does the entire population of IT professionals. By using a forum based message system Computing.Net allows its users to ask, in essence, hundreds of technical support experts about their problem without having to register in any way. While the technical support forums are the backbone to Computing.Net, it also has many other forms of technical support such as How-to's and instructions for novices.

  • Easy Desk Software

www.easydesksoftware.com/

You will find all the information and tools you need to fix almost any Registry problem that you may have encountered. Rated ***** by ZDNet! Here you will find the latest answers to your questions and the newest fixes to Windows problems.

  • Computer Hope

www.computerhope.com/msdos.htm

A great place to learn about computers.

VIRUS PROTECTION

  • McAfee

www.mcafee.com/

Don’t be a victim to the thousands of viruses and worms out there! Get the protection your PC needs at McAfee.com

  • Symantec

www.symantec.com/

Another option for protecting your PC.

  • Computer Virus Myths Treaties

http://vmyths.com/index.cfm

Vmyths.com doesn't sell a product or service -- we sell the truth about computer virus myths & hoaxes. We take no prisoners; we pull no punches. Vmyths.com refuses antivirus ads in order to maintain its independence, and a legal contract separates our editorial department from our advertising department.

MISC SITES

  • Colorado Supreme Court Library

www.state.co.us/courts/sctlib/

 

The Colorado Supreme Court Library holds all fifty state statutes and session laws, all regional reporters, pre-regional reports, the federal statutes, federal regulations and all federal reporters. Some highlights of the collection include Colorado statutes and cases from the territorial period forward, numerous Colorado municipal codes and Colorado legal treatises and directories. The library is also a depository for State Justice Institute publications as well as a repository for the Colorado Women's Bar Association collection. Since 1978 the library has been a partial federal depository focusing on materials such as federal administrative agency decisions, presidential documents, and items offered by various federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Transportation and the Census Bureaus.

  • Google

www.google.com/

One of my favorite search engines! Give it a try—you won’t be disappointed.

  • My Family.com, Inc

www.myfamily.com/

MyFamily.com, Inc. is the leading network for connecting families and generations on the Web, and is the largest and most active online community of its kind. Set up a place for your family to post pictures, exchange ideas, and chat online.

  • Orbitz

www.orbitz.com/

Five airlines -- American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United - came together to fulfill a mission: Develop a travel website that would serve people better. Orbitz gives you access to the lowest airfares on the Internet, plus great values on rental cars, hotel rooms, and more. In addition, Orbitz brings you the latest in fare-finding technology, so you can be sure that you're getting the most complete list of available airfares.

  • Find Law

www.findlaw.com

Premier legal portal. Information is organized by state and area of law. It couldn’t be easier!

  • GoogleÔ

www.google.com

Search engine.

  • Northern Light

www.northernlight.com

A leading Internet search engine and the developer of the world's first research engine.

  • Ask Jeeves

www.askjeeves.com

Search engine which uses natural language.

  • The Law Guru

www.lawguru.com

  • Law.com

www.law.com

  • Westlaw

www.westlaw.com

  • LEXIS/NEXIS

www.lexis.com

  • Quicklaw America

www.quicklawamerica.com

Online legal publisher.

  • Law Office Computing

www.lawofficecomputing.com

Technology magazine for the legal profession.

  • Lawyers Weekly USA

www.lawyersweeklyusa.com

Online national newspaper for small firm lawyers.

  • Law Technology News

www.lawtechnews.com

Online resource for technology information.

The annual technology conference sponsored by the ABA Law Practice Management Section.

  • LegalTech

www.legaltech.com

David Munn's Legal Technology Website for In-House Counsel

  • VMyths

www.vmyths.com

Learn about computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hysteria, and the implications if you believe in them. You can also search a list of computer virus hoaxes & virus hysteria from A to Z.

  • Forms Guru

www.formsguru.com

This collection of free forms includes several hundred legal related forms and sample form letters covering many subjects. Although most forms listed here are free, some marked with $ indicate forms that require a small payment.

  • Transforming Practices

www.transformingpractices.com

A website with a mission to explore sources of meaning and pleasure in law practice.

  • Ghost Sites

http://www.disobey.com/ghostsites/

This exhibit - The Museum of E-Failure - is an attempt to actively preserve the home pages of sites that will probably disappear in the next few months. Their goal is not to laugh at the fallen, but to preserve their last image, before all traces of these sites' existence are deleted from history's view.

  • OptiView Technologies

www.optiview.com

Utilizes content acceleration technologies to make the Internet a faster and more enjoyable medium for everyone.

  • PC Show and Tell

www.pcshowandtell.com

Online software training videos.

  • E-Lawyering

www.elawyering.com

  • Google Groups

http://groups.google.com/

Groups search engine

  • Boogle

www.boogle.com

Search engine.

  • Chumbo

www.chumbo.com

Software source.

  • American Law Sources Online

http://www.lawsource.com/also/

This site provides a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to freely accessible on-line sources of law for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This site contains additional links to sources of commentary and practice aids that are available without charge (or available at a reasonable charge from governmental and nonprofit providers).

  • Refdesk

http://www.refdesk.com/index.html#cat

Search engine.

  • The Internet Public Library

www.ipl.org

The first public library of and for the Internet community, the Internet Public Library (IPL), is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information.

  • The ListÔ

www.thelist.com

The List™ is the definitive buyer's guide to Internet Service Providers--those companies that provide access to the Internet. The List™ allows you to find a provider that offers the access speed and computing services that satisfy your needs and budget.

  • Learn the Net

www.learnthenet.com

Learn the Net is a privately held company based in San Francisco, California. The company focuses on delivering high quality educational products and services in print, CD-ROM and to the desktop, via the Internet and intranets.

  • Hoax Busters

http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/

A public service of the CIAC (Computer Incident Advisory Capability) team and the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition to describing hoaxes and chain letters found on the Internet, it discusses how to recognize hoaxes, what to do about them, and some of the history of hoaxes on the Internet.

  • PlanetRider

www.planetrider.com

Travel search engine.

  • ZD Net

www.zdnet.com

Zift Davis technology info site.

  • CNET

www.cnet.com

Source for computers and technology.

  • Expedia, Inc.

www.expedia.com

Travel search engine.

  • Travelocity

www.travelocity.com

Travelocity is one of the most powerful one-stop travel sites on the Internet providing secure online reservation capabilities for air, car, hotel and vacation reservations, plus access to a vast database of destination and other travel information.

  • Mapquest

www.mapquest.com

Where to go and how to get there.

  • Internal Revenue Service

www.irs.gov

Official website for the Internal Revenue Services.

  • Tucows

www.tucows.com

Tucows is best known among the general consumer audience for two things: 1) its quirky name, and 2) its huge library of downloadable software or "shareware." Launched in 1993 as a software download site, Tucows has now made a name for itself as a leading wholesale domain name registrar of .com, .net and .org and has well over two million domain names under management in its system.