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DRI Selects LEXIS As Research Partner

The Defense Research Institute, based in Chicago, Ill., has chosen Dayton, Ohio-based LEXIS Publishing as its exclusive legal research partner, the two groups have announced.

DRI and LEXIS say they will collaborate to promote and market DRI's publications and programs. They also agreed to offer discounts for LEXIS Publishing products and services.

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LEXIS Publishing also announced a partnership with Under the terms of that accord, Taecan's online continuing legal education library will be made available to users of the online service.

Seattle-based Taecan offers courses and other educational services.

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The American Bar Association's litigation section has announced an agreement with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to be its "Litigation Consulting Sponsor."

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Docent Inc., of Mountain View, Calif., and LearningAction LLC, of Brookline, Mass., have entered into an alliance to deliver corporate legal training via the Internet. Topics covered will be sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination, they say.

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AVT Document Exchange Software Group reports that it has teamed up with Xerox Corp. to integrate the RightFAX network fax server software version 6.0 product line into Xerox's Document Center 265, 255 and 240ST devices.

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Motion Media Technology, of Bristol, U.K., has signed a distribution contract with TELECO Inc., of Greenville, S.C., for its mm225 ISDN Business Videophone.

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Online digital registry, headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., and, a Berkeley, Calif. based online consumer legal publisher, have announced a partnership aimed at providing online services to individuals and small businesses.

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Ultera Systems Inc., of Laguna Hills, Calif., has announced a partnership with Exabyte Corp., which specializes in network backup systems. They plan to develop a new tape RAID system, built around Exabyte's 690D DLTape library.

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Captiva Software Corporation, of San Diego, Calif., and Imaging Business Machines LLC, of Birmingham, Ala., will partner to improve scanning and electronic processing of forms by linking IBML's ImageTrac color scanners and Captiva software. Captiva also reports that it has signed an agreement with Optical Laser, of Huntington Beach, Calif., to distribute Captiva's Genesis desktop software.

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Sirsi Corp., of Huntsville, Ala., has entered into a strategic partnership with CEA Capital Partners. CEA is a private equity firm that invests in media, communications and information services. Sirsi produces the Unicorn Library Management System, it notes.

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Law Manager Inc., of Conshohocken, Penn., and Elite Information Systems Inc., of Los Angeles, have announced plans to integrate their respective software products. They plan to start by integrating Elite's system with Law Manager's new corporate E-Invoicing and Auditing program, they say.

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AVT Corporation announced the merger of two of its divisions. CommercePath, which specializes in production fax, and RightFAX, which specializes in network fax, will work as one division, and will be renamed AVT Document Exchange Group, the company says. Bradley H. Feder is president of the division; Max Anhoury is vice president of sales and marketing. The divisions will continue out of both Tucson, Ariz, and Portland, Ore.

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Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Plantronics Inc., which manufactures telephone headsets, announced the inauguration of a new Call Center and Office Division.

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Revenue Reports Inc. of Van Buren, Ark., reports 3Q 1999 revenue of $1.8 million for the third quarter of 1999, up from $1.3 million for the same period last year.

For more information ENTER no. 261 after Clicking Here. announced that it has raised $6 million dollars in an initial round of funding, from two private equity fund investors: Housatonic Partners and FARM Capital. Barry D. Reynolds, managing general partner at Housatonic, will take a seat on the board, it says.

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Going Public

Aladdin Holdings Inc. has become a publicly traded company. Its subsidiary, Aladdin Systems Inc., provides compression and access software for Macintosh and PCs.

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iManage has gone public, selling 3.6 million shares on Nov. 17. The offering more than doubled on its first day of trading; at closing price of 24 5/8, the market was valuing four-year-old iManage at more than $500 million, reports the National Law Journal. The San Mateo firm offers collaboration/content management software.

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Patent Application

The Cutter Companies, of Lebanon, N.J., says it has filed for a patent with the US Patent Office for its Digital Data Management System, which will retail as ArchiveIt. It organizes and archives a wide range of data, including paper, audio, video, e-mail, and X-rays, says Cutter.

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ProBATE Software has moved to 1175 58th Ave., Suite 200, Greeley, Col. 80634. Telephone: (800) 288-9169. Tech support: (970) 336-5960.

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American Lawyer Media, Form Alliance

American Lawyer Media Inc. and, an online workplace network for young professionals, have announced an alliance to deliver content targeted at law students and young associates.

As part of the deal, ALM acquired an equity interest in, it says. The agreement also provides with advertising space in ALM publications.

Among its publications, produces the Guide to America's Top 50 Law Firms, which ranks the nation's firms, and includes analysis of prestige and "the best places to work." also offers The Workplace Network, an Internet site with career information, networking, courses, job listing and more. Its Electronic WaterCooler is a popular Internet-based network of company-specific message boards for employees.

American Lawyer Media is the publisher of Law Technology News.

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