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PurchasePro &

PurchasePro and Avantrust L.L.C. have agreed to bring Avantrust's Passport, an integrated suite of risk management tools, to the PurchasePro Commerce Network. The Avantrust Passport enables real-time verification of a company's identity and creditworthiness through a Web interface. PurchasePro expects to increase revenues through the addition of risk reducing, value added services.

Reader Response no. 224.


Pennsylvania Bar Association members now can conduct legal research online using InCite, a customized Web-based legal research tool powered by LexisNexis information services.

InCite has been co-developed by LexisNexis and the PBA. It is available exclusively to PBA members, via a standard Web browser.

Reader Response no. 225.

Toshiba &

Toshiba America Business Solutions and Prism Software Corp. have announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Toshiba will market and support Prism's data transformation, forms management, and online document repository software, the two companies report.

Reader Response no. 226.

Legal Files Software &

Legal Files Software Inc. has become a member of Interface Software Inc.'s Solutions Partner Program, the companies report.

Legal Files' software for practice management, litigation support, document assembly and groupware, now integrates with InterAction, Interface Software's client relationship management product for professional services.

Reader Response no. 227.

Tuckers &

U.K.-based Tuckers, a criminal legal aid practice, and Solicitec Ltd., a supplier of case management systems, have partnered to develop a criminal legal aid case management system. It will help firms comply with the legal aid requirements.

Reader Response no. 228.

Blue Martini &

Blue Martini Software Inc. has announced that Sprint PCS is using Blue Martini applications including Blue Martini Marketing, Commerce, Channels and Services, to enhance its online commerce, customized business-to-business sites, technical support, and data mining.

Reader Response no. 230.


New A.B.A. Ethics Opinion: According to formal Ethics Opinion 01-423, from the American Bar Assoc-iation's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, U.S. lawyers can now form partnerships to practice law with foreigners. So long as the foreigners are members of a recognized legal profession in their own jurisdiction, and the partnership complies with relevant U.S. state laws, and laws in the foreign jurisdiction, the partnerships do not violate the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, it says.

Reader Response no. 233.

From Acer to Beng: Acer Communications and Multimedia (America) has changed its name and global branding. The new brand, Beng, will operate independently of Acer, and focus on communications and multimedia consumer products such as monitors, scanners, and more.

Reader Response no. 234.

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