HERE's a round-up of litigation support products and services from recent issues of Law Technology News.
Casecentral.com Upgrades Its Suite
San Francisco-based casecentral.com has released the latest version of its case management center, casecentral.com 2.0.
The upgrade improves imaging functions, version controls, and users' ability to annotate and redact documents, says the company. Downloading speed also has been improved. New features for litigation document production allow users to track documents during discovery and other phases of the litigation.
The company also announced partnerships with LegalLink, NowDocs.com, and Punch Web Groups and ELF.
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Summation Legal Technologies Inc., based in San Francisco, has formed a new subsidiary, CaseVault Inc., to provide Internet-based litigation support hosting services. CaseVault will offer a secure repository for case information, including databases, images and transcripts, says Summation. The new service will be designed to be compatible with the forthcoming Summation iBlaze software.
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Trial Pro 3.0
TrialPro software users can now synchronize video depositions to transcript text, using a built-in sync video module in the latest edition of the software, reports IDEA Inc., of The Woodlands, Texas. The module works with any ASCII transcript with page and line numbers and the associated MPEG video file, the company explains.
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The Litigation Practice Center has been launched on law.com. It offers litigation resources, including papers from experts and scholars; course book excerpts; and practice-specific links. It covers procedural and evidentiary issues, such as law and motion, alternative dispute resolution, attorney's fees, insurance, antitrust, unfair competition, product liability and securities.
It also offers a weekly e-mail subscription service.
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Who's Suing Whom
InterLingua.com Inc. says it has expanded its services beyond its Who's Suing Whom database (a free, searchable database of federal district court cases in patent and trademark.) The company now offers Docket Report Searches, a service to search all cases filed in participating federal district courts over the past 10 years. Searches can be ordered by client name, case name or case type.
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I-DEP 1.0, from Chicago-based I-DEP L.L.C., offers live video and two-way audio; court reporter transcripts; and private messaging to any desktop or laptop PC, using a secure Internet connection. The service includes "Depositions on Demand," which automatically archives each deposition for real-time review.
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DecisionQuest's CaseSoft division has released TimeMap, which helps lawyers produce visuals for use during hearings and trials. Users can create timeline graphs by entering information directly, or importing it from CaseMap software
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CourtLink Inc., of Bellevue, Wash., merged with JusticeLink Inc. (which provides e-filing services) shortly after announcing the creation of www.courtlink.com. The site offers real-time Internet access to more than 700 federal, state and local court systems, and provides an alternative to the existing dial-up Windows-based program. Both help users track cases, search multiple court records simultaneously (by name or case number), sort results and order documents.
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Lawex Corp., of Miami, has released TrialWorks Millennium Edition, the latest version of its case management software.
The upgrade features easy-to-use formatting that uses file tabs that replicate traditional file cabinets of most law firms.It integrates with Microsoft programs and also is compatible with Corel's Word-Perfect, it says.
Firms with more than 30 users can use the program in tandem with a Windows NT SQL server.
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The National Institute for Trial Advocacy has published PowerPoint for Litigators, by Deanne Siemer, Frank Rothschild, Edward Stein, and Samuel Solomon.
It teaches users to create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and offers step-by-step instruction on preparing animated, bulleted lists; time lines; and more. It includes a CD with video clips, photographs, and diagrams.
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Legalex Rules has created the Legalex ListServer, designed for attorneys who use the Legalex Rules calendaring service. The Albuquerque company also will use the listserv to notify users of changes and upgrades.
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Denver-based PubNETics has changed its name to RealLegal.com, and was purchased by San Francisco-based law.com.
It also recreated itself as an application service provider, to allow for Web-based automation of daily operations, including electronic transcript signatures, transcript repository management, RealTime deposition transcription and other services.
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New legal ASP eAttorney.com announced a partnership with CourtEXPRESS.com, which will include court information services on the eAttorney site.
Users can obtain docket sheets, case and party status reports, run criminal searches, and get case information from the U.S. Supreme Court as well as various district, bankruptcy and appellate courts.
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JFS Litigator's Notebook
Bowne JFS Software Solutions, of San Antonio, Texas, has released JFS Litigator's Notebook 6.1, an upgrade of its Lotus Domino-based litigation workgroup software. Highlights include compatibility with Lotus Notes/Domino R5 and a new "briefcase" function that lets users copy a "subset" of image collections.
JFS JazzNotes 6.1 and JFS Notebook:Connect 6.1 have also been upgraded, and are R5-compatible.
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