Mining the Web: Maximizing Internet Tools for Character and Fitness Investigations

Mining the Web: Maximizing Internet Tools for Character and Fitness Investigations

By Keith Wilkinson

An effective search for background information on the internet goes far beyond simply typing words into a search engine’s search bar. Mastering the power of search operators to fine-tune searches, going beyond general search engines, accessing the wealth of information available only on the deep web, and using the vast social media landscape to advantage are key to improving the quality, efficiency, and thoroughness of a character and fitness investigation.


In the past 20 years or so, the process by which information is collected for background investigations of candidates for admission to the bar has changed significantly. While information about a bar applicant used to be ...

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Testing Knowledge of Local Law: What Are UBE Jurisdictions Doing?

Testing Knowledge of Local Law: What Are UBE Jurisdictions Doing?

Part One: North Carolina State-Specific Component, Maryland Law Component, and Tennessee Law Course

From Alaska to Maine, the Uniform Bar Examination is spreading across US jurisdictions, with the number of UBE jurisdictions ...

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Mining the Web: Maximizing Internet Tools for Character and Fitness Investigations

Mining the Web: Maximizing Internet Tools for Character and Fitness Investigations

By Keith Wilkinson

An effective search for background information on the internet goes far beyond simply typing words into a search engine’s search bar. Mastering the power of search operators to fine-tune searches, going beyond general search engines, accessing the wealth of information available only on the deep web, and using the vast social media landscape to advantage are key to improving the quality, efficiency, and thoroughness of a character and fitness investigation.


In the past 20 years or so, ...

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