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TechnoLawyer, one of the leading legal technology communities consisting of over 12,000 members, has released its annual “Top 10 Products of the Year” awards with Tracers making the list for 2020.
Winners are chosen by TechnoLawyer subscribers based on their engagement and interest throughout the year on a number of products that “genuinely attracted the most interest from TechnoLawyer subscribers. No smoke-filled room required.” This was the first year the list was released under the primary brand and the chosen winners were reduced from 25 down to 10.
Law firms have been using Tracers’ public and private records to complete their legal research for over 24 years and have partnered with a number of legal technology partners, including popular case management software. Tracers helps attorneys save time with easy-to-use software that allows them to find persons of interest, locate witnesses, skip tracing, uncover critical pieces of evidence, and much more!
Here’s what Neil J. Squillante, founder and current publisher of TechnoLawyer, had to say about the #1 investigative research software making the list this year:
Searching public records is one of the most common Internet activities. Everyone is nosy and everyone is a spy. While a Google search may suffice for your personal needs, pre-engagement due diligence and case work require a more robust tool. Google has lost interest in some types of information that doesn’t align with its ad business, and its search results are clogged with public records scams that appeal to base instincts. Tracers gives each person in its database a Person ID. Once you find the person of interest, this unique identifier makes it easier to locate all the associated public records. Tracers includes assets, court records, residences, social media profiles, and more. Tracers can also fetch records from courts and government offices not yet online.
Tracers was included with one other “legal research software”solutions along with other categories such as practice management, document automation, and four other categories as shown in the graph below.
To read more about Tracers and the “Top 10 Products of 2020,” read the full TechnoLawyer article here, or visit the other resources below.To get started with Tracers, sign up risk free and see how the power of public and private records can help your law firm save time and streamline the “fact-finding” side of your legal research. To learn more about the TechnoLawyer “Top Products of 2020” visit these resources:
- TechnoLawyer — Official Announcement
- Attorney at Work — Analysis of Awards
- LawSites — News Article
- New Solo (Legal Talk Network) — Podcast
- KnowItALL — Newsletter for AALL Members
Cloud-based Legal Research Software for Every Practice Area
As a legal professional, you’re probably used to being required to gather lots of data to support your clients. Some of that data you can get directly from your clients, but some of it you need to gather yourself. When you’re trying to gather your own information, you should use Tracers. With Tracers, you can bolster your legal opportunities in many different ways. Here are some of the ways attorneys and small law firms are using Tracers investigative research software to complete their legal research:
Social Media Search
A social media search is an unassuming type of search that nonetheless can have a significant impact on your case. It’s becoming more common for judges to allow social media evidence in courtrooms, and with more people than ever using social media today, it’s highly likely your subject has at least some presence on social media. Just like a criminal records search or property records search, using social media search can actually boost your case. Here are a few ways you could use a social media search in a case.
Assets can be an important part of any legal battle. For example, if you’re working in collections, you may need to understand all the assets an individual has so you know what to go after. If you’re thinking about going into business with someone, you may want to learn about whether that person has any judgments or liens on their current assets. Overall, comprehensive asset search is an extremely important and incredibly useful part of many individuals’ work. Here’s how a thorough asset search can help you in various situations.
Criminal Records Search
Criminal record searches are useful to a variety of people, including everyone from everyday sleuths to licensed investigators. If you run a legal firm, you more than likely have a reason to run criminal record searches every day. This can be important for many different firms, even firms that don’t regularly concern themselves with criminal records. If you’re a legal professional, here are a few ways you can use a public record search engine in identifying criminal records.
When you need to locate a witness, there are many things you need to think about before you start. Some witnesses can be fairly easy to locate — if you’re looking for a witness for an immigration law case, for example, the individual you’re working for may have direct contact information. However, what if you’re looking for a witness to testify against someone or you want to send a restraining order in a civil court case? These people can be much more difficult to find. Here are a few reasons a legal research software with public records search could hold the answer.