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.
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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.
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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.
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Loislaw.com 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.
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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.
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Online health and medical company adam.com Inc. has created a new subsidiary, LIDO.com Inc. to promote visual media content to the legal market. Kevin Noland, formerly adam.com's director of marketing, has been named president of LIDO, which is based in Atlanta. LIDO offers more than 10,000 of adam.com'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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Renton, Wash.-based iCopyright.com 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 www.netcaucus.org
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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.
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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.
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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.