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Virtual Partner: DATICON Systems Inc. has introduced its Virtual Partner 2000 'On the Web' service. The litigation support program is now available using either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator browsers.

The service enables litigators to host their own database, or to sign-on and access a DATICON-hosted repository (ASP) from any remote location.

The Web service offers the best features of the Virtual Partner program, it says, including form and full-text searching; "hit lists" and document review; image viewing; issue coding; privilege review; and security authentication through SSL.

Information: Reader Response no. 284.

CaseStream Access: CourtLink Corp., of Bellevue, Wash., has upgraded its CaseStream Access program. The service offers Web-based access to both federal and state court records. The company also has introduced two new state courts to the service: New Jersey and Connecticut. CourtLink acquired MarketSpan Inc., the developer of CaseStream, last June.

The product allows users to search for cases and retrieve documents across U.S. District Courts, bankruptcy courts and the Federal Court of Claims, it says. Researchers can search by case name, across multiple states; and by case number.

Information: Reader Response no. 285.

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Hewlett-Packard Co. and Sprint PCS will jointly market the new HP Openmail Anywhere system as part of the Sprint PCS Wireless Web for Business. The system helps law firms and other businesses access corporate e-mail wirelessly, using Sprint PCS Internet-ready phones, via Sprint's CDMA digital network.

The system uses H-P's Praesidium Virtualvault Web server platform, to offer secure remote access through the firm's firewall.

Information: Reader Response no. 286.

Solution 6 Alliance

Solution 6 Holdings Ltd. has formed an alliance with Netcom North Inc., to integrate the CMS OPEN practice management and time-and-billing system with Staff Trak's staff scheduling and due date tracking program. Staff Trak runs on Microsoft's SQL Server.

Information: Reader Response no. 287.

Legal Eyes

Sellers Legal Services has introduced Legal Eyes, part of its litigation support suite. It helps lawyers store, index, search and display scanned documents on a computer. Users can access material remotely, via a Web browser. Text passages can be highlighted and annotated, and shared with other authorized users over a network.

Information: Reader Response no. 288.

Boss Everywhere

Boss Everywhere 2.1 is a security program that secretly records data regarding computer usage, from Alexander Jmerik.

It creates logs of programs each user has run, and how much time they've spent on them. Designed to act as a deterrent to inappropriate computer usage, Boss Everywhere can display a warning message that tells the user that it is running or it also can be totally hidden from view, and secretly log usage information, the company says. The program runs under Windows 95/98/2000/Me/NT4.

Information: Reader Response no. 289.

RTG Timer

RTG Timer HE for Palm handheld computers helps users enter fees and expenses onto Palm handheld devices. It also works in conjunction with RTG's PC-based time-and-billing programs, RTG Bills and RTG Timer. The RTG Timer HE uses Palm's HotSync technology to copy clients, matters, rates, and codes from the desktop computer to the Palm unit.

It is compatible with handheld devices running Palm's operating system, version 2 or above. From Santa Monica, California-based RTG Data Systems.

Information: Reader Response no. 290.

Mail Them Pro

Mail Them Pro 5.0, by Kadmy Inc., is a mailing list management tool that offers a built-in SMTP server to eliminate the need for an Internet service provider. It IS designed to save bandwidth and reduce the number of undelivered messages. Users have the option of using an Internet service in tandem with the built-in mail server.

Information: Reader Response no. 291.

S4/Text Upgrade

Infrastructure for Information Inc. has released its S4/TEXT 2.2 software. It helps users send XML documents as e-mail attachments that can be processed by any standard e-mail package.

The upgrade incorporates Microsoft Word collaboration tools such as "tracking changes" and "comments" so users can collaborate on the content of XML documents.

Information: Reader Response no. 292.

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AtomicLog, from TIFNY, monitors Web page traffic in real-time.

The Windows program examines log files produced by the user's Web server, and displays the top referring Web sites, the most popular visiting domains and countries, the documents and files that visitors are downloading, and traffic levels by hour, day, or month.

Information: Reader Response no. 262.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Binary Broadcasting Inc., offers personalized and interactive versions of their affiliated radio stations, via the Internet.

Information: Reader Response no. 263. has partnered with to offer's online office service to's subscribers. offers Web-based company-wide e-mail, document sharing and storage, calendars and contact management, as part of's online Business Corner.

McAfee will offer its virus scan application to's Professional Service customers.

Information: Reader Response no. 264.

Oligo 2.0 is a free, customizable browser, from inKline Global.

Information: Reader Response no. 265.

IBM says it can put your firm on the Web, with a three-page site designed and built by IBM, including domain name registration and six months of hosting, for mere $499. A five-page site, with domain name, cataloging, and credit card processing, is also offered.

Information: Reader Response no. 314.

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