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ADI Launches Conversion Only

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There is no money for us in the Internet.

--Bill Gates, chairman, Microsoft Corp. 1984

Applied Discovery Inc. has introduced its "Conversion Only" service to help legal professionals review electronic documents from existing software packages rather than a dedicated Web site. The service converts electronic documents into TIFF as well as PDF file formats. It is entirely searchable and includes all meta data and document properties, and eliminates duplicate documents.

ADI also offers a Web-based service that transforms electronic discovery into fully searchable, secure Web-based files without compromising the integrity of the file format.

Information: Reader Response no. 205.


Advising eBusiness

Advising eBusiness, from West Group, guides companies entering and operating in the online world. It covers legal and business issues and problems facing a company operating online, and tackles site content and copyrights; privacy; advertising; marketing and the Internet; and other issues.

Author Jonathan Robbins practices in the area of trade secrets, copyright, trademark and patent issues at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Palo Alto office.

Information: Reader Response no. 206.

E-Business Handbook

E-Business Legal Handbook, published by Aspen Law & Business, helps business lawyers identify and manage areas of potential risk that come with doing business online. Organized by transaction, it covers advertising; sales and payment; entertainment; and other topics. Co-authors Michael Rustad and Cyrus Daftary provide analysis of legal and regulatory framework and case law.

Information: Reader Response no. 337.


Tax Alert

Manufacturers' Tax Alert, from Riverwoods, Ill.-based CCH Inc., is a monthly newsletter that provides analysis of developments in state, federal and international taxes that have a direct impact on manufacturing.

It features tactics from practitioners on how to reduce taxes manufacturers pay, and delivers practical interpretations of current court rulings and administrative decisions, the company says. The service is available either in print or via the Internet.

Information: Reader Response no. 207.

Learning Center

CCH Inc., in partnership with The Learning Center Inc., offers online courses online. Offerings include: 401(k) plans from the employer and employee perspective; accounting methods; gifting as a tax strategy; charitable giving; tax strategies for investors; and more.

Information: Reader Response no. 208.


Personnel Tests

Walden Personnel Testing & Consulting Inc. has released one hour versions of its personnel tests. Categories include: business analyst skills evaluation; programmer analyst aptitude test; analytical aptitude; and more.

Information: Reader Response no. 209.


ASPORA, an application service provider, has launched its legal-specific performance-based personnel testing service, eTesting. It allows law firms to insure standardized testing procedures and measurements across their entire organization, regardless of location, application or language. Users access a test through any standard Web browser.

Information: Reader Response no. 210.


Reqwired Inc. says its Web site provides tracking of attorney's required continuing legal education credits, and locates educational offerings that will satisfy outstanding requirements.

Information: Reader Response no. 211.

Calif. Courses

The State Bar of California and offer "participatory credit" continuing legal education (CLE) seminars online to California attorneys. A course catalogue is available at

Information: Reader Response no. 212.


Small Firm Newsletter

"On the Web" is one of the regular features of the Practice Development for Solos and Small Firms newsletter, from American Lawyer Media Inc.'s Law Journal Newsletters. It also covers marketing strategy formulation; effective selling; client attraction and more. ALM is the publisher of Law Technology News.

Information: Reader Response no. 248.


The Lexis-Nexis Group, publisher of has partnered with Glasser LegalWorks, publisher of, to link sites. Users can research case law, statutory information, SEC no-action letters, securities law, corporate law and finance, and more.

Information: Reader Response no. 250.

Thompson Launches Patent, Domain Services

Thomson & Thomson, of Quincy, Mass., has launched its Patent Document Filing and Retrieval Services for intellectual property lawyers. The service offers on-site filing and retrieval services at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and complements the company's existing suite of document services, which include trademark and copyright document filing and retrieval.

T&T also debuted its new Domain Registrant Search Service, now available on its SAEGIS system. It helps companies monitor, track and prosecute cybersquatters.

Information: Reader Response no. 336.


Ooopps!! BlumbergExcelsior Inc. has two marketing pamphlets:

What You Should Know if You Are Arrested.

What You Should Know About Testifying at a Trial or Deposition.

Information: Reader Response no. 335.

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