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iCONECT 2.8 Adds 'Project Manager'

iCONECT L.L.C. has announced the release of the latest edition of its namesake software. iCONECT 2.8 adds a new "Project Manager" open screen interface, as well as new information review features and the ability to "brand" the product with a firm name.

The new "Project Manager" helps Web users manage multiple cases. The dashboard-style interface allows users to select databases and directly access their iSOURCE calendar, contact and case information. The new version offers improvements to annotations, notes and "quickmarks," and improves multimedia image support, says the company.

Reader Response no. 277.


SAEGIS Upgrades

Thomson & Thomson has launched a new online tool designed to help intellectual property professionals guard trademark portfolios against infringement and dilution. The company has added all U.S. and international TRADEMARKSCAN databses to its Electronic Watch service, it says. The service screens newly-registered and newly-published trademarks, offering owners early notification of identical or confusingly similar trademarks.

Reader Response no. 278.


New Elite Suite

Elite Information Systems Inc. has announced a new suite of products aimed at professional service firms. The Elite Professional Services Suite offers a set of applications designed to manage business processes, including lead generation, project staffing and resource management, project management, and billing, it says.

It contains several components, including Elite Apex, its customer relationship management application; Elite Resource Management; Elite Project Management; and Elite WorkFlow (business process automation), the Los Angeles-based company reports.

Elite says the suite also integrates with the Exensity Employee Relationship Management Suite, which offers tools for managing travel and expense reporting.

The components tie together with Elite's Professional Billing system, it says.

Reader Response no. 279.


STI Server

Software Technology Inc. says it now offers a new STI Server, and client server versions of both its billing system TABS III as well as its case management system Case Master.

The new software editions offer greater network reliability by reducing network traffic, and decreasing the time it takes to process statements or reports, reports STI, based in Lincoln, Neb.

The server and software is designed to benefit both small and mid-sized firms, it says. The server is ODBC and SQL compliant, says STI.

Reader Response no. 280.

Book Report

The American Bar Association's Law Practice Management has released two new books.

Persuasive Computer Presentations: The Essential Guide for Lawyers, by Ann Brenden and John Goodhue, offers help for the creation of presentations for use both in and out of court. It offers specific tips for presentations at each level of litigation (cross-examination, closings, etc.)

Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo Attorney, is the third edition of the popular guidebook, this time edited by Jeffrey Simmons. It includes nine chapters on technology.

Reader Response no. 286.

Keystone Professional

Keystone Solutions says that is new practice management system, Keystone Professional 2001, is offered in two versions: a client-server only edition, and a second that offers both Internet architecture as well as client-server.

Reader Response no. 281.


RightFax 8.0

Captaris has announced the release of RightFax 9.0, which features Microsoft Active Directory synchronization, digital encryption, and certified document delivery, the company reports.

It is certified for the Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, and includes support for Microsoft Cluster Server, as well as Windows XP and Office XP. The new edition also includes enhancement to gateways for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange.

Reader Response no. 282.


Bonnie Speer McGrath
Bonnie Speer McGrath
McGrath Named CEO

Bonnie Speer McGrath has been named chief executive officer of Perfect Access Speer, and Stephen Fredette has been promoted to president and chief operating officer, the company announced.

McGrath is the founder of Speer Software, which was acquired by Kaplan Inc. and merged with Perfect Access, a Kaplan unit, last year. She will focus on client development and exploration of new markets, the company says.

Fredette joined Perfect Access Speer in April, as senior vice president. In his new role, he will manage all internal operations of the company, including sales and marketing, operations, consulting, technology and accounting.

He previously was president of Electronic Systems Associates, a consulting and engineering firm.

Reader Response no. 283.

Court Docket

BNA Books has published the 2002 edition of BNA's Directory of State and Federal Courts, Judges and Clerks.

It contains listings for 2,243 state courts, 226 federal courts, 14,292 judges and 5,333 clerks in the federal court system, the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The directory covers all state courts of general jurisdiction, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts, appellate courts, bankruptcy courts and more.

Listings include names, titles, street addresses, phone and fax numbers, Web sites, e-mail addresses and TDD/TTY numbers.

Reader Response no. 284.

CourtLink Update: CourtLink, which was recently acquired by LexisNexis Group, has signed a three-year contract with the Colorado State Court Administrator's Office to extend its e-filing service to the 62 state-funded courts that are using the judiciary's statewide case management system.

The CourtLink eFile service will include all civil cases in the "limited jurisdiction" county courts. The program will also be expanded to allow pro se users to electronically file documents, the company reports.

CourtLink also announced that the three-court District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board has launched an e-filing project, utilizing the CourtLink service.

Reader Response no. 285.

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