As a lawyer, it’s not unusual to be called upon to help a client with personal investigation matters. Clients often seek advice on topics ranging from whether a business is legitimate to assisting with a search for missing heirs. Although these are not simple tasks, if you’ve got the time, you can usually find much useful investigative information on the web. However, you’ll have to be thorough, patient and careful.
Watson, Carol A., "From Locating Missing Heirs to Investigating Expert Witnesses: Maximizing Free Investigation Tools on the Web" (2007). Presentations. Paper 31.