Law Technology News
January 2000

National Sites

The American Lawyer Magazine

Corporate Counsel

National Law Journal

Law Catalog

Legal Seminars


Practice Central

Open Court


Law Jobs

Law Firm Central


New York

New Jersey




Washington, D.C.






Industry News

ProDoc Helps Pro Bono Project

ProDoc Inc. will provide document automation system software for St. Mary's University School of Law's "PLAN" program, which provides offers pro bono legal resources, via the Internet, to recent graduates who represent low-income clients.

Many PLAN members are community-based, small firm or solo lawyers who lack the legal resources available to large firms, explains ProDoc.

Support services include commercial legal applications such as ProDoc, as well as online databases with briefs and pleadings, says St. Mary's. Other services include continuing legal education via audio and video; a mentor program; and chat and communications facilities.

Pro Doc and St. Mary's are both located in San Antonio. Joaquin Amaya Jr. is director of the St. Mary's program.

For more information ENTER no. 320 after Clicking Here.


IntraLinks Inc., based in New York, says Capital Printing Systems Inc. will integrate IntraLink's Internet-based systems into its services for financial printing clients. Capital will incorporate IntraLink's DealSpace as part of a new online offering for law firms, financial institutions and clients. DealSpace is a secure, Internet-based service that enables users to improve the speed and efficiency of capital market transactions, says the company. Users can draft, review, edit and collaborate on complex financial documents. Once finalized, Capital uses electronic files from DealSpace to design the documents, post them to the site for client revie, and print and distribute them in accordance with client instructions.

For more information ENTER no. 321 after Clicking Here.

Legal Anywhere Inc., of Tualatin, Ore., has announced an alliance with Arcot Systems, of Palo Alto, Calif., to incorporate WebFort authentication software into the Legal Anywhere Collaborator program. WebFort will extend the authentication and confidentiality capability of Collaborator, an Intranet/Extranet system, and add the ability to digitally sign documents, the companies explain.

For more information ENTER no. 161 after Clicking Here. Inc. has announced a joint marketing agreement with ChoicePoint Inc., to provide online access to both companies' products and services. The agreement creates a pipeline connecting each company's sites and services, providing access to ChoicePoint's roster of more than 3.5 billion individual public records, and to Loislaw's group of more than 1,500 dtabases with federal and state case law, statutes and regulations.

For more information ENTER no. 322 after Clicking Here.

Epson America Inc. will offer Citadel Technology Inc.'s WinShield and FolderBolt software to customers who purchase the Epson Color Stylus 1160 printer, the companies have announced. WinShield protects Windows-based computer configurations; FolderBolt allows password-protection on folders.

For more information ENTER no. 323 after Clicking Here.


Online health and medical company Inc. has created a new subsidiary, Inc. to promote visual media content to the legal market. Kevin Noland, formerly's director of marketing, has been named president of LIDO, which is based in Atlanta. LIDO offers more than 10,000 of's medical illustrations, as well as other content, tools and services, it says.

LIDO also announced a new partnership with FindLaw Inc, a Web portal devoted to law and government. The two companies teamed an Medical Images Center (http://medpics.findlaw. com) to provide media images online.

For more information ENTER no. 324 after Clicking Here.


Thomson & Thomson,based in Quincy, Mass., says it has launched a company wide "Data Quality Initiative" designed to improve the company's management of key data provided by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The upgrade will incorporate provisions of the Trademark Law Treaty of 1999, says T&T. That treaty has mandated an easier process to revive "unintentionally abandoned" marks, and has cused the USPTO to update its own database, says T&T.

For more information ENTER no. 330 after Clicking Here.


Rennert Bilingual Translation Grouphas opened a new office in San Diego, says the New York City-based company. The company translates legal documents including patents, applications, contracts, declarations, copyright registrations, trademark registrations and trusts, it says. It also provides court-certified interpreters.

For more information ENTER no. 329 after Clicking Here.

Training Services

Legalex Rules is offering on-site training classes for law firms, in addition to classes offered at its Albuquerque facility. The namesake product offers calendaring based on the rules of the court to which the case is assigned.

For more information ENTER no. 328 after Clicking Here.


SoftPro Corp., of Raleigh, N.C., says it has reached two milestones: It celebrates its 15th anniversary, and recently acquired its 5,000th customer site. The company offers closing and title automation software for law offices and title companies.

For more information ENTER no. 150 after Clicking Here.

Name Change

Barrister Information Systems Corp., of Buffalo, N.Y., has changed its name to BISPoint Technologies Inc. The change, say company officials, reflects its expansion into commercial markets. Early last year, the company acquired Icon Technology, and now offers a suite of executive information, financial mangement and data warehousing products, as well as Internet-based ventures.

For more information ENTER no. 151 after Clicking Here.


Renton, Wash.-based says it has been appointed to the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, a group that plans to work to educate policy makers about Internet-related issues. The Congresssional Internet Caucus is a bipartisan group of more than 100 members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The committee includes representatives from Microsoft Corp., America Online Inc., Oracle, AT&T, Lotus, Yahoo Inc., and others, it says.

The committee plans to address privacy, security, content and access issues in the near future. Its Web site is

For more information ENTER no. 152 after Clicking Here.

Awards & Accolades

Procom Technology Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif., says it has been named among the 1999 Orange Coast Technology "Fast 50" companies, by Deloitte & Touche LLP.

The awards recognize fast-growing technology companies in Southern Calif.'s Orange and San Diego counties.

For more information ENTER no. 153 after Clicking Here.


Seagate Technology Inc. has licensed Overland Data Inc.'s Variable Rate Randomizer (VR2) technology, the companies report. The VR2 technology may be integrated into Seagate's future tape drive offerings, it says.

For more information ENTER no. 154 after Clicking Here.


Cyber Dialogue has moved within its own building to the fourth floor. Their offices are located at 304 Hudson St., New York City, NY 10013.Fax: 212 255-6622.

Accessing Technology

ASP Spotlight

Buying Laptops

Compare & Contrast

Law Tech News

MIS @ Pillsbury Madison & Sutro

Second Opinions

Small & Home Office

System Upgrades

Top Ten Tips for Legal Power Users

Trial Takes

Web Watch

Legal Tech NY

Tech Calendar

Linux Fever

Mac Corner

Black's 7th Edition

Bus Stop

Client Notes

Document Management

Industry News

MIS Tools

Networking & Storage

Office Gear

People in the News

Portable Office

Practice Tools

Security Update


Time & Billing

Training Tools

Utilities Roundup

Web Works

From the Editor

Letters to the Editor


December 1999 Edition

© 2000 Law Technology News