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LINK LISTS: Most of what I do now centers on computer forensics and electronic discovery.  For articles and information on that, please go to
Craig's 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.
Craig Ball's Search Central So many search engines, so little time.  All the major search engines in one easy interface.
Handy 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. 
Craig's Phone Finder Access all major white page search engines in one place.  Reverse searches too!
Diana's 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!
Craig's Sampler of Demonstrative Evidence Internet Resources A sampling of links for using the Internet to create effective and affordable demonstrative evidence.
Craig Ball's Ten Commandments of Demonstrative Evidence A hyperlinked list of ten rules for the successful creation and use of demonstrative evidence.
Links 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 for my latest work
Computer 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.
Cybersleuthing (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 here
Top Ten Internet Sites for Litigators We all have our favorites, and these are some of the sites I think every litigator needs to know.
"The 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.
Ten 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.
Cybersleuthing (LegalWorks 2004) April 16, 2004 presentation at Daily Journal LegalWorks 2004, in San Francisco.
Cybersleuthing (Wisconsin Law & Technology Conf.) November 18, 2003 presentation at the Wisconsin Law & Technology Conference & Expo, in Milwaukee.
Cybersleuthing (LegalWorks 2003) April 23, 2003 presentation at Daily Journal LegalWorks 2003, in San Francisco.
Ethics Jeopardy 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.
In consideration of privacy concerns, all 50-odd Internet seminar pages prior to the year 2003 are offline.  Sorry.