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DiscoveryPartnerOnline 2.0, from Electronic Evidence Discovery Inc., helps attorneys search, review, annotate, and code electronic evidence in Microsoft Office files, ASCII, UNICODE text, and other formats; as well as review and code paper discovery in TIFF and PDF forms.

Documents are stored and viewed through native format viewers or built-in single and multi-page viewers.

Information: Reader Response no. 270.

CaseSoft Suite, from DecisionQuest, includes CaseMap, TextMap, TimeMap, and NoteMap. CaseMap helps collect and organize facts, people, and issues in any case, with a multi-user design, for knowledge sharing. The TextMap utility helps users cull testimony out of text files. TimeMap creates chronology charts from CaseMap data; and NoteMap helps users create, edit, and use outlines.

Information: Reader Response no. 271.

Applied Discovery Inc.'s new redaction feature for its namesake software helps users select and extract text and graphics from electronic documents, to prevent the disclosure of privileged information. Users permanently remove information from electronic documents rather than just applying an overlay to temporarily conceal privileged information.

Information: Reader Response no. 272.

Bankruptcy Plus 3.12, from Cornerstone Computer Group Inc. helps attorneys create "Case Upload" files for U.S. Bankruptcy courts that accept electronic filing.

Cornerstone's Web site also provides a list of Bankruptcy courts using (or planning to use) the CM/ECF system.

Information: Reader Response no. 273.

Visionary Information Systems has unveiled Visionary 5.0, integrated case management and trial presentation software.

It offers transcript management, image viewing, an image database, synchronized video transcript playback, digital outlining, and trial presentation features.

Dual monitor support enables trial attorneys to locate and display for judges and juries any part, of any transcript, image, or synched video.

Visionary integrates with CaseMap, Concordance, and Summation.

Information: Reader Response no. 274.

VersusLaw Inc. has introduced AdvanceLinks, a weekly e-mail alert service that links users to the most recently released court opinions.

Users can customize the service for a variety of legal topics including immigration, DWI, federal sentencing, legal malpractice, conflict of interests, sanctions, and death penalty.

Information: Reader Response no. 275.

Ibis Consulting has introduced iEstimate, a tool for law firms and corporate law departments to help them predict the cost of an electronic discovery project.

Ibis promises it can deliver within a 5 percent accuracy rate, based on pre-existing benchmarks and analysis (such as average number of images per file; reduction of data; average percentage of files that may require manual handling; and average shipping costs).

Information: Reader Response no. 352.

To help consumers seeking legal help, the American Bar Association has launched www.findlegalhelp.org, a Web site that offers information on how to find a lawyer; obtain free legal help; work out disputes with a lawyer; and determine if simple matters can be handled without an attorney.

The site includes an online lawyer referral directory, and links to services such as iLawyer.com, says the ABA.

Information: Reader Response no. 353.

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