Law Journal Extra!

Law Technology Product News (Volume 5, Issue 5, p. 7, col. 2)
Mid-April 1998

Tools for Office Management: Litigation Support

Summation Blaze 5.0, from Summation Legal Technologies Inc. of San Francisco: This product adds a new dimension to integrated litigation support, according to the company. Among the new features, it says, are a "Case Organizer" that lets users drag and drop selected results from a series of searches into an outline-style staging area; the new "Hot Fact" feature that permits users to click-flag key case information, such as testimony excerpts, annotations and document summaries; and searches, chronologies and issue indexes that can be restricted to Hot Facts.

In addition, adds Summation, the new "ocrBase" add-on provides a platform tailored for management, retrieval and integration of OCR-scanned documents with the litigation support package. This utility allows images to be viewed on-screen in tandem with text, the company says.

Summation Platinum Litigation Suite provides legal professionals with power and flexibility at a value-added price, says the company, adding that it includes Summation Blaze, Summation Imaging, Summation's OnPoint, CopyCase, RepliCase, ocrBase and a link to real-time programs. The price of the suite, Summation notes, is a substantial discount over the cost of each element individually. Summation's Platinum Suite is available for single users, the company adds, and current Summation customers can upgrade at a special price.

For more information ENTER no. 208 after Clicking Here (Summation Blaze 5.0) or ENTER no. 209 after Clicking Here (Summation Platinum Litigation Suite).

Litigator's Notebook 4.0, from J. Feuerstein Systems of San Antonio: Enhancements of this version include: a Chronology Feature, which enables lawyers to take any of the information they have in the notebook--discovery documents, passages of testimony, reviews of witnesses, depositions or other facts--and create timelines and events; a Design Kit, which is a "wizard" that allows users to create new notebooks; and the new version of JFS JazzNotes.

A New Program from J. Feuerstein and Somers, N.Y.-based IBM provides turnkey litigation support solutions. By joining forces, they report, IBM, its Lotus Division and JFS will broaden the scope of the Lotus Notes-based JFS Litigator's Notebook.

For more information ENTER no. 259 after Clicking Here (Notebook) or ENTER no. 260 after Clicking Here (New Program).

TrialBook 32, from Gigatron Software Corp. of Irvine, Calif.: TrialBook 32 is a 32-bit program for Windows 95 that combines a transcript viewer, an exhibit viewer, a context-sensitive note pad, a report generator, an electronic filing system and a database, says Gigatron. The software is built with open architecture and designed with the "technophobic" attorney in mind, offering an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, Gigatron reports.

For more information ENTER no. 237 after Clicking Here.

Knowledge*Link Version 4, from Quorum/Lanier Litigation Services of Minneapolis: Version 4 handles every step of litigation document management, says Quorum, including scanning, OCR, coding, database searching and image retrieval. The new version of the software features the Knowledge*Link "Explorer," the company reports, which is a central database administrator that makes database management quick and easy, and allows users to design new databases in 15 minutes.

For more information ENTER no. 238 after Clicking Here.

LIT CaseWorks 3.0, from LIT Inc. of New York: This upgrade extends case management capabilities, ease-of-use and integration features of the product. It enables litigation teams to manage cases across an enterprise, LIT says, and allows team members to share work and collaborate from anywhere efficiently. Version 3.0 has added the ability to search and retrieve information across multiple databases.

For more information ENTER no. 239 after Clicking Here.

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