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HeadCounsel, a new company based in Danville, Calif., says it is designed to help law firms and general counsel supplement their legal teams, using flexible, non-permanent engagements with private practitioners and alternative-career track lawyers. CEO Greg Allio says the attorneys-only site offers a secure, collaborative environment where firms and general counsel looking for help can define practice specialization, seniority, timing and other requirements. Available attorneys are notified via e-mail and invited to bid on the jobs. HeadCounsel says it verifies the credentials of participating attorneys.

The site offers a simplified engagement process; secure communication tools (document management and message boards); administration tools (invoicing and collection) and quality control, it asserts.

Founder Allio previously was a merger and acquisitions attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom L.L.P., and a partner at Shartsis, Friese & Ginzburg; and Farella, Braun & Martel.

Information: Reader Response no. 224.

CiO Suite

Solution 6 Holdings Ltd. has launched its CiO Internet Suite for its CMS OPEN clients. The products include Web-enabled versions of the software's applications, including time and expense functions; bill request, review and approval functions; project integration; resource management; conflicts and name search reports; and more. CiO Time and CiO Reports are the first available modules. CiO is designed as a thin-client application and is available for CMS OPEN versions 4.2 and above.

Information: Reader Response no. 225.

CourtLink Site

CourtLink has unveiled its revamped Web site, which now incorporates the content previously contained on the CaseStream site. The new site features CourtLink's online court access and filing services, including Classic and Case-Stream, and JusticeLink.

The Alert! service offers customized e-mail alerts about new federal cases filed, for tracking clients and litigation. The eFile service helps lawyers electronically file, serve and process documents.

Information: Reader Response no. 226.

Uniscribe Repository

Uniscribe has debuted its Virtual Repository service, that allows users to search and view documents and associated coded data via the Internet. The service, powered by iCONECT, allows users to sort and tag documents; update records; annotate impages; print documents and reports; and export case data directly into CaseMap, Sanction and LiveNote applications. Virtual Repository also integrates with IRPO, TotalVZN and Cvision image viewing applications.

Information: Reader Response no. 227.


Butterworths Tolley has acquired Everyform, a Web site that gives away free digital forms, reports Legal Technology News.

The purchase will allow Butterworths to link free, up-to-date forms, using Hot Docs software, to its Law Direct portal. Founded 18 months ago, Everyform has 12,200 registered users (39 percent of U.K. legal firms.)

Information: Reader Response no. 228.


LLM Software has added "CUseeMe" technology to its LawyersCareer application, to help law firms improve their recruiting practices. Using the service, firms can conduct real-time interviews of law students over the Internet, utilizing Web conference applications, the company says.

Information: Reader Response no. 229.


KeySearch, from West Group, is a combination of West's Key Number System and the knowledge of its research attorneys that have been added to West Group's Web-based research platform,

Users point and click their way through an organized list of legal topics and sub-topics, then choose the sources they want to search such as reported cases, unreported cases and analytical law sources. Keysearch then gives researchers a formulated query containing a combination of topics, key numbers and underlying terms.

Information: Reader Response no. 230.


SiteSource, from, is a database of cataloged Web sites containing a wide variety of subject areas for users of all ages. It contains more than 27,000 MARC records with hotlinks to the actual Web sites.

Information: Reader Response no. 231.

Sirsi Corp.'s new Web site at is devoted to familiarizing libraries and users with electronic libraries. It provides information about (and links to) a variety of library services via the Internet. It also provides links to organizations around the country that have already created their own electronic libraries, answers to frequently asked questions, and a glossary of terms used in the electronic library settings.

Information: Reader Response no. 232.

Lexis Lifestyle, from the Lexis-Nexis Group, now offers a full range of content for its "Lifestyle" section. It provides lawyers with a variety of information to entertain them and help simplify their everyday lives.

It features eight major categories: food and wine; travel; family; finance; entertainment; style; automotive; and health and fitness. Featured writers include Hunter S. Thompson, Jeffrey Lyons and Bill Boggs of the Food Network.

Information: Reader Response no. 233.


PQBrowser, from PhaseQuest helps users define hotkeys to quickly load their most important URLs with one keystroke; mark images and download them in one batch. Users can watch a slideshow of linked high-resolution images from pages with thumbnail preview images; detect page updates and be alerted by e-mail when a Web page changes.

Information: Reader Response no. 234.

The Stock Market Photo Agency, has changed its name to Corbis Stock Market, following Corbis' acquisition of the company last fall. The company also introduced its latest collection, Commerce, which provides 2,000 images which law firms and other users can utilize for marketing, presentations, Web site design, and more.

Information: Reader Response no. 235.

Integro Content Rating Division analyzes and rates Web site content and develops a ratings database. Integro uses "Content Environment Behavior Analysis" technology to perform semantic analysis to evaluate content. It provides "intelligent" content ratings, so sites (such as those on AIDS prevention and breast cancer) are not deemed dangerous.

Information: Reader Response no. 236.

Site Publisher 1.2, from Helexis Software Development is an automatic FTP client that updates files and entire directory structures according to what is new and what is outdated.

Information: Reader Response no. 237.

PowerTerm WebConnect 3.1, from Ericom Software Inc., now supports Netscape 6.0 running on UNIX and LINUX workstations.

Information: Reader Response no. 238.

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