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TRION Integrates with Judicata Legal

TRION Technologies has integrated transcript management functionality into its Judicata legal management software, reports the Cleveland company.

Users can perform Web-based search, collaboration, annotation, print, production and import functions across an entire document collection, whether transcript, electronic, e-mail or scanned image, it says. Multi-repository searches, long downloads, embedded programs or multiple transcript copies are not necessary, it promises, saying that the program treats e-transcripts as "just another document within the case repository."

Specialized functionality has been added to account for the unique characteristics of transcripts, it says. For example, once Web-based "fuzzy logic" and concept searches are complete, the program provides a simple user interface, allowing users to view and manage the electronic transcripts.

Annotation notes include bookmarks, issue codes, notes and hyperlinks to related documents. "Intelligent" caching allows download of relevant segments, rather than requiring download of complete transcripts.

A new print functionality allows users to choose between complete or particular printing, in either full size or as a "mini-script" option.

Reader Response card no. 286.

Westlaw Intranet

West Group has introduced Westlaw Intranet Solutions, a suite of "enterprise portal components." It will help law firms and corporate law departments build Web portals that integrate Westlaw's content and technology tools.

Components include the Westlaw Intranet Solutions Portal Delivery Modules (PDMs), designed to offer flexible access to an array of Westlaw content and services from inside a firm's portal. It will be compatible with software from a number of providers, including Sequoia Software Corp., SV Technology Inc., Plumbtree Software, and Verity, says West.

For implemention support, West has partnered with a number of integrators, including Tech Law; Baker Robins; Project Performance Corp.; and Braun Consulting, it advises.

Reader Response card no. 287.


Lexis-Nexis has introduced the second phase of its lexisONE service for small-firm and solo attorneys. With the upgrade, lexisONE now offers more than 4,000 legal documents and forms, as well as new practice management; professional and client development tools; and an expanded Internet Legal Guide.

New material includes forms from the Matthew Bender collection, which are continually updated; as well as access to the Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest. A "Lifestyle" feature explores how lawyers live and work, inside and outside of the courtroom, and includes travel, leisure, and personal finance information. A "Wireless" section provides information on mobile lawyering. News reports include resources from Associated Press and MSNBC, among others.

Reader Response card no. 288.

Wireless Pilot

Lexis also announced the launch of its Wireless Pilot Project, aimed at assisting attorneys via handheld computers such as Palm Computing devices and Research in Motion (RIM) units. Participating units include the Palm VII and V, and the RIM 850, 950 and 957.

The pilot project will last six months, with 500 attorneys, the company says. It will allow users to access case law, statutes and documents via and Shepard's citation services, and also receive the services of LexisOne.

Lexis has selected wireless portal software from NetAlive, Inc.

Services include Lexsee (Get a Case) and Lexstate (Get a Statute) features from, and case law from lexis.ONE.

Reader Response card no. 289.


Swets Blackwell has announced that all 23 electronic journal titles from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (an inter-governmental group of 30 member countries) has been added to its SwetsnetNavigator service. The OECD offers a forum for research, debate and development of social and economic policy, and publishes more than 250 publications each year.

Reader Response card no. 290.

Sweet & Maxwell

U.K. publisher Sweet & Maxwell is expected to buy the New Law next-day law reporting service from Croner CCH, reports LTN's London correspondent Charles Christian, in Legal Technology

It includes the sale of CCH's other print and online legal publications. The New Law service is expected to be added to Sweet & Maxwell's Westlaw U.K. product line, he notes.

Reader Response card no. 291.

Susskind's New Gig

Richard Susskind will advise accountants Arthur Andersen and its legal services offshoot, Andersen Legal, about Internet, I.T. and e-commerce strategies, reports Charles Christian. He will also continue in his capacity as I.T. adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England, reports Christian. At Andersen, he will work with Tony Williams, the worldwide managing partner for Andersen Legal, who was previously at Clifford Chance. Susskind previously served as an advisor to that firm.

Reader Response card no. 292.

Kingston Technology

Kingston Technology Co. Inc. is shipping 32MB CompactFlash memory cards loaded with multimedia content as part of a promotion with Pocket PC. Featured on, and, the promotion runs through December 31, 2000.

Reader Response card no. 212.


SearchExpress/Spider is a Spider and search engine that can crawl the Internet or a corporate Intranet to retrieve and index millions of documents per day, according to Executive Technologies Inc. The program can find and index documents in a variety of formats including HTML, XML, PDF, Microsoft Word, and WordPerfect. Reader Response card no. 239.

FastTrack Schedule 7.0 for Palm OS lets users share schedules by beaming them directly to other Palm devices, says AEC Software of Sterling, Va.

Users can save time creating and editing schedules by duplicating desktop schedules and using choice lists to enter project details.

Reader Response card no. 206.

PhatWare Netprofile 2000, for Windows 2000, allows mobile users to create multiple network profiles for each different network adapter.

A NetProfile network profile contains Network Identification (computer name and workgroup or domain name), TCP/IP (DHCP or static IP address/subnet mask, gateways, WINS, DNS), and Proxy Server information (used by Microsoft Internet Explorer).

Reader Response card no. 207.

MemorySafe, from NorthStar Mobile, allows users to instantly back up and access 2 MB of data stored on Palm handhelds, on demand, without connecting to a computer.

Reader Response card no. 208.

The Code Ranger is a two-inch, portable thermal printer that weighs 1.3-pounds and prints at a rate of up to three inches per second.

It can print labels, tags or receipts. From Cognitive.

Reader Response card no. 209.

InSync Online for the Enterprise is a monthly e-newsletter from Palm, Inc. It focuses specifically on enterprise handheld technologies and products and how they affect users and their businesses.

It covers product development and news from Palm developers, licensees, partners and peripherals device manufacturers.

Reader Response card no. 210.

WebAgain 2.0 protects the content of a Web site by comparing the publicly posted files to the most recent copy stored in the WebAgain Archive.

When unauthorized changes are detected, WebAgain automatically restores the original content, quarantines a copy of the hack, and send notification to the administrator, without taking the site offline.

New features of version 2.0 include zombie server protection, FrontPage Server Extensions support, and automatic Web site import. From Lockstep Systems Inc.

Reader Response card no. 236.

Cochrane's Web Watcher 1.5 is a monitoring application designed to prevent employees from abusing the Internet while working, says CenturionSoft of Washington, D.C. Once the software is installed, the network administrators, department manager, or any other supervisor can choose to be notified via e-mail immediately if an employee visits a site that is not considered to be business-oriented.

The software can be sent to employees via e-mail attachment for installation. Employees will receive screen notices that they have been reported for visiting non-business related Web sites.

Reader Response card no. 237.

NetAnts 1.23 is a Windows download manager that creates multiple ftp or http connections, each of which downloads a separate part of a single big file to decrease download time, according to AntsSoft.

The program allows users to perform batch downloads unattended by selecting the file names and adding them to a clipboard monitor that will automatically launch the program and collect the files.

Reader Response card no. 238.

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