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CompuLaw Unveils PIM Synch Program

David Kalmick, president and C.E.O. of CompuLaw.
David Kalmick, president and C.E.O. of CompuLaw.
COMPULAW L.L.C. has announced a major upgrade to its Personal Information Manager Synchronization Program. The CompuLaw Vision Docket's new program helps users synchronize to Microsoft Outlook or GroupWise calendars, directly from their desktop.

CompuLaw publishes court rules databases, for use with calendar/docket and case management systems. Users can customize the new synching program with filters and formats. No special set-up is required, he explains, nor is a central mail service (such as Microsoft Exchange Server) required. The program also offers a "central administrator" option for administrators.

CompuLaw also announced the release of new databases covering California eminent domain rules

Reader Response no. 275.

Practice Management

ASA Legal and CompuTrac Merge

ASA Legal and CompuTrac Merge
ASA LEGAL Systems Inc. and CompuTrac Inc. have announced their marriage and new corporate identity. The combined company will be known as RainMaker Software Inc., and will target mid-sized and large firms with a range of financial and practice management software options.

Jim Hammond, former general manager of ASA, is the new president. The new company will maintain development and support offices in both Blue Bell, Pa., and Richardson, Texas, it says.

All current products will be supported and renamed, he said. ASA offers Visual Pyramid financial management, Visual One practice management and FastTrack records systems. CompuTrac developed the Law Firm Mangement System.

Reader Response no. 276.

Technology Consultants

Canfield Heads Tech Unit

Canfield Heads Tech Unit FOLLOWING the lead of companies like accounting firm B.D.O Seidman L.L.P. and law firm Holland & Hart, Hildebrandt International has jettisoned its technology unit into a new division of the company. Hildebrandt TechGroup will be lead by Curt Canfield and will offer technology planning and reengineering, from system design and selection, to implementation and training. Canfield says his group will operate on a different business plan than the parent organization, and will offer expertise in financial, technical and "change management" issues of information technology.

The new entity also will differ from Hildebrandt's past tech practice in that it will partner with technology service providers. They include iEnvision Technology Inc., eSentio Technologies, FirmLogic L.P., PerfectAccessSpeer, and INRANGE Technologies Corp.

LTN Editorial Advisory Board member Sally Gonzalez and Stanley Waslyyk of Washington, D.C.; and Beth White Kellermann of San Francisco, will join Canfield on the team.

Reader Response no. 277.

Online Services Upgrades Archives Upgrades Archives, a Web service dedicated to Internet legal research and technology-related issues, has improved its archive and legal research and Internet law content. The site now offers a series of searchable indices to help users more easily find articles, columns, features and news stories. Owners Cindy Chick and Sabrina Pacifici have built a taxonomy to improve keyword search functions, allowing users to search by title, topic or description.

Reader Response no. 278.

Time & Billing

New TimeMachine Is Wireless

INTERDIMENSIONS, a technology consultancy and Web development company, has launched TimeMachine, a customizable, wireless time tracker created for the legal profession.

Created with the philosophy that "less is more," the software lets lawyers easily enter billing data through their PDAs, and then beam it to a PC or to an assistant's computer. No software training is required, it promises.

Reader Response no. 279.

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