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Client Roster * Morrison & Foerster L.L.P. has signed an exclusive five-year contract with Merrill Corp. to outsource office support services. Merrill will provide onsite document management; mail; fax; and office supply services for 11 of the firm's domestic offices. Earlier this year, Merrill announced that it had also won a five-year contract with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P.

* The CaseSoft division of DecisionQuest has announced that the U.S. Attorneys' Office has signed a licensing agreement to use its CaseMap/TimeMap software. The USAO will be standardizing the software across its 250 offices, says CaseSoft.

CaseMap helps users organize and explore litigation data; TimeMap helps create chronology graphs.

* Steptoe & Johnson L.L.P. has selected ProLaw software (which incorporates Legalex Rules) for its docketing software, reports Albuquerque's Provolution Corp. ProLaw's integration with Microsoft Corp.'s Outlook was a key priority for the firm, reports Provolution.

* Motient Corp. has won a contract with Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe L.L.P. and with Willkie Farr & Gallagher. The two East Coast firms will use the company's BlackBerry wireless e-mail service in conjunction with their Microsoft Exchange services.

* ASA Legal Systems, which offers financial/case/knowlege/records management software for mid-size firms, has secured a contract with Uniondale, N.Y.-based Rivkin Radler L.L.P. The firm will be the first to install the company's e-RainMaker WebTime product. The new software offers Web access to ASA's Visual Suite.

* Scout Solutions Inc. has announced that three firms have purchased Aptus, the company's legal-specific contact management system.

They include Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler L.L.P.; Pepe & Hazard; and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough L.L.P.

* Mayer, Brown & Platt has purchased Keystone Net Results, from Keystone Solutions. The software helps firms identify and track practice profitability.

* Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has contracted with eXcentia, for online training and support services, the two organizations report.

* New York-based Underberg & Kessler L.L.P. has picked ProVantage as its time-and-billing/client management system. The ProVantage system links to the firm's existing Time Matters practice management software, it notes.

* Elite Information Systems reports that several firms have selected the company's billing and practice management systems. New clients include Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm; Ministry of the Attorney General, a Toronto-based governemnt agency; Berwin Leighton Paisner, a London-based firm; Hong Kong's Koo & Partners; and two Sao Paulo, Brazil-based firms: Souza, Cescon, Avedissian, Barrieu e Flesch Advogados; and Demarest e Almeida.

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