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Expansion of the LexisNexis Universe

Expansion of the LexisNexis Universe LexisNexis has introduced a series of online treatise and data enhancements at Lexis, which make it easier to search Mathew Bender treatises, CCH materials, and primary source materials such as state statutes and regulations.

Users can now view, search or print selected portions of the enhanced table of contents, and browse to all levels of the documents, it says.

* New Practice Areas: LexisNexis also added five practice-area-specific sections to LexisONE, a site that provides attorneys with research, lifestyle and practice management information.

The new practice sections include business litigation & bankruptcy, criminal law, estates, trust and tax law, family law, and intellectual property law. The sections help attorneys stay current on new developments and on results of specific cases. Content is derived from more than 2,500 domestic and international news sources, and updated regularly.

* Due Diligence: LexisNexis now offers enhanced due diligence services via a Web interface, making it easier to access due diligence services from the National Fraud Center Inc. The NFC provides fraud prevention and detection services to industry and government agencies in the U.S. and internationally.

The NFC enhanced due diligence product improves case management by allowing a customer's authorized personnel to subscribe to the NFC services via the Web, enroll approved company users, order and submit the required information for due diligence work, and track the status of search requests using a Web browser.

* Academic Upgrade: LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions announced enhancements to LexisNexis Scholastic Universe, the service that provides secondary school students, teachers and librarians, with Web-based desktop access to authoritative sources of recent and archival information.

Reader Response no. 269.


Quorum has introduced its Web-based Customer Service Center that improves project tracking with more complete and timely information.

Accessible at, it posts four areas of information: Red eQuorum project status and financial reports, daily box tracking, scanning and coding decision logs, and coding manuals.

Customers access project information through the SecurID layered password system that ensures their authenticity.

Reader Response no. 270.

LinkScan 9.0

Electronic Software Publishing Corp. has announced LinkScan 9.0, test automation and Web site management software that now provides the ability to test for links to adult content. Webmasters can identify problem links and decide whether to continue to link to specific sites or not.

The upgrade also supports the wireless application protocol and wireless markup language, allowing LinkScan to validate wireless sites via an http gateway.

Another enhancement is the new problem document report, which provides a summary of documents containing at least one broken link, missing title tags, or exceeding a specified page weight, depth, age, or size.

Reader Response no. 271.

My Utah is a specialized marketing service that helps local or regional business owners get their business found in Utah.

Available services include both online and offline marketing methods, vehicles and techniques.

In addition to Web design, offers hosting, domain name transfers, shopping cart services, search engine submission services, e-mail marketing, and more.

Reader Response no. 272.


New York Law School has launched JurisPDA, at

It helps law students, legal scholars and practicing attorneys, organize and manage legal data and take advantage of the law school's diverse resources.

The Web site is tailored to users of handheld devices that organize data and/or use wireless e-mail, using a Palm operating system.

Reader Response no. 273.

The Daily News Publishing Co., based in Memphis, has added criminal records on more than 2.5 million persons in Cook County, Ill., to its Internet site,

For $3 per name searched, users get instant access to records on more than 37 million persons from 27 states and numerous major metropolitan areas.

The databases contain public records from courts and prison systems, generally dating to 1990, the company reports.'s Chicago records are exclusive to the company, as are criminal records it owns from New York City, the state of Colorado, and other jurisdictions.

Reader Response no. 274.


Web Cites for Federal Defenders, features links to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court and the Court of Appeals.

It also lists, alphabetically and by district, profiles of the practices and procedures of District Court and Magistrate Judges practicing in Florida, as well as federal defenders online throughout the U.S.

Reader Response no. 275.

High Tech: A new site, at, offers an online community and association to lawyers whose practices specialize in technology issues.

Free membership includes a monthly newsletter and a discussion list.

Reader Response no. 277.

Search Tools: Intelliseek BullsEye Plus 3.0, from Intelliseek Inc., searches hundreds of search engines simultaneously, analyzes results for accuracy, and manages information using features like the integrated askSam Systems' SurfSaver.

Reader Response no. 278.

Internet EZ Search 3.0A, from American Systems, performs narrowed searches specializing in areas like politics, e-mail, business, and more. It can also search hard drives, searching all drives and subfolders.

Reader Response no. 279.

Browser: Xanadu XP, from, is a Web browsing application that brings Internet resources to the browser, such as breaking news, weather and stock updates, sports news, live radio, TV and movies. Services include e-mail post office, search capabilities, and 24/7 active chat rooms.

Reader Response no. 280.

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