||Most of what I do now centers on
computer forensics and electronic discovery. For articles and
information on that, please go to www.cybersleuthing.com
Sampler of Informal Discovery Links
||A list of links for gathering data on
people, products and companies. Also includes selected banking,
accounting, travel, Houston and Dallas resources.
Ball's Search Central
||So many search engines, so little
time. All the major search engines in one easy interface.
Terrific Links for Attorneys
||The big, big general purpose
lawyer-leaning link list. Quickly locate hundreds of websites for
news, business, Internet, reference and recreation and commerce.
||Access all major white page search
engines in one place. Reverse searches too!
Savvy Traveler's Guide to the Web
||Nobody knows her way around the web's
travel resources like my better half. Check out this handy page
before you hit the road!
Sampler of Demonstrative Evidence Internet Resources
||A sampling of links for using the
Internet to create effective and affordable demonstrative evidence.
Ball's Ten Commandments of Demonstrative Evidence
||A hyperlinked list of ten rules for the
successful creation and use of demonstrative evidence.
to Websites Craig Built
||A list of links to Internet sites that
were created or begun by Craig Ball.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Be sure to visit the
articles page at
cybersleuthing.com for my latest work
Forensics for Lawyers Who Can't Set the Clock on their VCR
||Learning the nuts-and-bolts of
electronic discovery may be the most important new knowledge you can
acquire in your practice. From bits and bytes to where secret data hides on
a hard disc, this easy-to-read paper lays it all out for you.
Cross-Examination of the Computer Forensics Expert
||A short article that offers practical
advice on how to challenge and test the opinions and expertise of computer
forensics experts, written by one experienced as both witness and examiner.
Power Persuasion, including "Six Ways to
Add PowerPoint Pizzazz to Mundane Documents"
||A step-by-step guide for trial
lawyers--or anyone who has to present documents to an audience--detailing
how to use PowerPoint to create call outs and other enhancements.
(in PDF format)
||From skip tracing to asset location to
digging up shockingly intimate data for cross-examination, the Internet is
a rich source of personal data. This paper instructs you how to be
your own 'Net Detective. See a version of the article in the
American Bar Association's GPSolo magazine
Ten Internet Sites for Litigators
||We all have our favorites, and these are
some of the sites I think every litigator needs to know.
Internet for People Who Can't Set the Clock on Their VCR"
||This (dated) seminar paper de-mystifies the
Internet, offers advice about hardware and software choices and describes
how to use the 'Net to gather information. Includes a comprehensive
glossary and a list of useful Internet links.
Easy Steps to Put Technology to Work in your Trial Practice
||It's so "new millennium" to
have your very own Ten Step Program! This one is geared to
accessible and inexpensive ways trial lawyers can jump on the technology
juggernaut without fear or intimidation.
SEMINAR PRESENTATION PAGES:
||April 16, 2004 presentation at Daily
LegalWorks 2004, in San Francisco.
(Wisconsin Law & Technology Conf.)
||November 18, 2003 presentation at the
Wisconsin Law & Technology Conference & Expo, in Milwaukee.
||April 23, 2003 presentation at Daily
LegalWorks 2003, in San Francisco.
||This page contains the answers,
questions and screenshots from my February 21, 2003 ethics presentation in
Houston for the University of Houston Law Foundation, using the Jeopardy
game show format. I created the entire presentation using
PowerPoint. Thanks to Christopher Martin for contributing questions
about duties of defense counsel.
consideration of privacy concerns, all 50-odd Internet seminar pages prior
to the year 2003 are offline. Sorry.