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NPI, West Debut

NPI, West Debut National Practice Institute and West Group have introduced a new site, It's an online continuing legal education (CLE) program for legal professionals that links the Westlaw research library with video-on-demand, to offer Web-based courses.

The site will reside on West's platform.

The two companies are exploring partnerships with CLE providers, including national CLE firms and local, state and national bar associations.

Information: Reader Response no. 256.

First E-Commerce Corp.

First E-Commerce Corp. Inc., a Web site development and consultation company specializing in design, maintenance, and hosting for the legal community, now offers an e-commerce Web site package.

Users will be able to automatically bill clients and process credit card payments, says the Santa Clara- based company.

Information: Reader Response no. 257.

TASA Database

Technical Advisory Services for Attorneys, based in Blue Bell, Pa., has launched an online directory

Called, the searchable database helps lawyers and insurance companies find experts and consultants on more than 8,000 topics.

Users can perform keyword, alphabetical and advanced searches, it says.

Information: Reader Response no. 258.

Pro2Net Corp.

Career Network, an online resource for business professionals, has been expanded to serve recruiters and job seekers in the fields of human resources and law, says Pro2Net Corp. Recruiters can view and update job posting, track responses in real time, and cross-post open positions on other selected employment sites.

Candidates can create and store resumes and cover letters; receive e-mail notification of relevant openings; and view profiles of companies.

Pro2Net also announced a new service to help firms convert training materials into interactive Web-based education courses, hosted on Pro2Net's ASP platform.

Information: Reader Response no. 259.

Internet Watcher

Internet Watcher 2000 1.8, from Bernard D&G, is a Windows security and acceleration application that filters out Internet ads, as well as Web pages with inappropriate content.

Its bi-directional cookie management uses a filter list and an algorithm to distinguish between cookies that are needed to let the user revisit important Web sites, and those that violate the user's privacy.

The program also makes Web surfing faster by removing banner advertisements, pop-up windows, Java applets, and Javascript, the company says. It includes interfaces in English, german, French, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian.

Information: Reader Response no. 260.


WebCIS (Web-based Case Information System) is set of active server pages that can be added to a law firm's Web site, according to Coral Gables, Fla.-based PerfectLaw Software.

It allows clients to log-in to the law firm's Web site and view information over the Internet in HTML.

When logged on, clients can run different reports and process forms based on what the firm has made available to the client.

The program, says the company, reduces unnecessary phone time for lawyers having to inform clients of changes to a case.

Information: Reader Response no. 254.

Electronic Law Books

West Group and goReader Inc. have launched an electronic textbook pilot programs for select classes during the spring semester at the University of Chicago Law School and Wake Forest University School of Law.

Professor Joseph Isenbergh at the University of Chicago will use Business Associations: Agengy, Partnerships and Corporations in his corporate law course. Steve Nickles will use Modern Commercial Paper: The New Law of Negotiable Instruments to teach a financial products and services course. Students will be provided with goReader e-book devices.

Information: Reader Response no. 261.

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