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NITA Publishes Trial Tech Guide

The National Institute of Trial Advocacy, based in South Bend, Ind., has published Effective Use of Courtroom Technology: A Lawyer's Guide to Pretrial and Trial, by Deanne Siemer, Donald Beskind, Anthony Bocchino and Frank Rothschild. It is a "how-to" book that covers the use of evidence cameras, computers, digital projectors, screens, monitors, and video and audio displays in courtroom. Doar Inc., of Lynbrook, N.Y., assisted with the graphics and other materials in the review, reports NITA.

The book includes a CD-ROM that contains samples of computer-generated exhibits that illustrate animations, color combinations and transitions that can be useful in presentations.

Reader Response no. 284.


Richoh Silicon Valley Inc., of Cupertino, Calif., and DocuLex Inc., of Winter Haven, Fla., have announced a new document management project designed to assist litigators who must scan, index, archive and retrieve documents. The PDF.Capture/ eCabinet system combines technology from the two companies, to help users control document organization. DocuLex technology helps transfer meta field information to eCabinet's indexing function. Document images, index information and OCR text can accompany the document files onto eCabinet's hard drive.

Reader Response no. 285.

iConect 3.1

The latest version of iConect litigation software has been released by iConect L.L.C., of Ontario, Canada. New enhancements include "Transcript Quickmarks," that allow users to add line-based "Quickmarks" to transcripts remotely over the Web, for collaboration on deposition projects.

"Create a Q&A" helps users create reports with witness name, volume number and line references, says iConect. Markups will be viewable in Concordance software (from Dataflight Software Inc.) and can be exported to other transcript products, such as LiveNote, it says.

Other enhancements include remote editing of "pop-up" lists, and new integrations with third party parties, including Visionary Legal Technologies Inc.'s trial presentation software, reports iConect.

Reader Response no. 286.

Visionary 6.0

Dallas' Visionary Legal Technologies Inc. has debuted the latest version of its free litigation support software, Visionary 6.0.

The software helps lawyers and legal professionals organize cases, manage documents and exhibits, and synchronize text and video depositions. The software can be used to develop scripts prior to depositions and trials, and to quickly navigate and display documents and create courtroom presentations, it says.

Reader Response no. 287.

CourtLink in San Diego

LexisNexis Group's CourtLink Inc. has announced that its eFile software has been chosen for use in wholesale electricity antitrust cases now pending in San Diego (Calif.) Superior Court.

The Bellevue, Wash. company reports that Judge Janis Sammartino ordered litigants in the California Judicial Counsel Coordinated Proceedings (4204 and 4205) to use the electronic filing service.

Documents can be filed via a secure Web-based service. VisLitigants will be able to file, serve, receive, review and retrieve pleadings, motions, and other documents, says the company.

Reader Response no. 288.

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