Friday, April 17, 2009
A few days ago, we posted about a potential problem facing attorneys who cite to online authority - it can disappear! And, indeed, it actually happened in this Florida appellate decision that cited to the website Encarta which will soon vanish from the web.
Well, a loyal reader of this blog and all around legal research superstar Chris Wren made this simple, yet fiendishly clever, suggestion in response to our post: Get in the habit of attaching to your brief or office memo, as an appendix, a hard copy of any web authority you cite. Chris also suggests saving any online resource in an Internet Explorer "mht" file (a single-file archive that preserves on your hard drive a complete copy - hyperlinks, ads, etc) of the websites you plan to cite.
I am the scholarship dude.