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March 2000
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LEXIS Debuts Online Services

At the recent Legal Tech New York show, LEXIS Publishing launched several new services available on its lexis.com Web site:

* Case Summaries and Core Concepts offer concise statements of a case's procedural history, an overview of issues and dispositions and key points. They also provide links to relevant sections within a case, and other areas within a specific area of law.

* SHEPARD'S Citations Service is now available, via lexis.com, to patrons of state, county and law school libraries, says LEXIS Publishing. The SHEPARD'S Public Access Library Programs allows public law libraries that subscribe to the print or CD-ROM editions to offer the service online (for an additional fee). Access will be granted via a password, held by librarians.

* Meet the Experts is a database Web service for journalists seeking a legal explanation, interpretation or professional opinion regarding a story.

For more information ENTER no. 221 after Clicking Here.

Reddoc.com

Quorum/Lanier, based in Minneapolis, has launched Reddoc.com, an Internet repository for documents and images. The litigation support service allows access to data and digital images over secure Internet connections, says the company.

Ideal for large-scale litigation, such as multi-party suits or joint defense groups, the service includes technical support for database management needs, says Quorum/Lanier.

Reddoc.com access via a Web browser interface, or a thin client interface based on Microsoft Terminal Server and Citrix. The former allows remote control of images using either Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, the latter permits access through applications such as Concordance.

For more information ENTER no. 222 after Clicking Here.

PrivateExpress

PrivateExpress.com has debuted its new PrivateExpress digital courier service, designed for legal, business and other professional users. The service uses encryption and private Internet channels to provide secure, reliable delivery of documents, files and digital packages between PC users.

PrivateExpress also announced new strategic alliances and distribution relationships. The service will be integrated into AbacusLaw (Abacus Data Systems), as a "one-click access" function, it says. It also has signed agreements with @Court; CoolE-mail.com; Healy Legal Services; and SOFTBANK Marketing Services.

The subscription service uses 128-bit Entrust PKI encryption technology, and is available on Windows platforms, the San Mateo, Calif., company says.

For more information ENTER no. 223 after Clicking Here.

Quicklaw America

Quicklaw America has launched an online legal research service. The service, inaugurated at Legal Tech New York, offers U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Federal Court of Appeals decisions, the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, as well as selected state statutes and regulations, and international materials, says the Chanhassen, Minn., company. Attorney-editors keep the material updated, and provide editorial notes to help with interpretation and analysis, says the company. It is available using the company's proprietary software; browser-based access is planned for the future.

For more information ENTER no. 224 after Clicking Here.

DirectInvoice.com

DirectInvoice.com is an online invoiceing system for the legal industry, says Tripoint Systems Development Corp. Using the service, bills can be sent from popular legal accounting programs, such as Elite and Juris, to clients via the Internet.

Once an invoice is uploaded, the recipient is notified via e-mail, and directed to a private Web address (URL), where he or she can log in to process and review bills.

For more information ENTER no. 225 after Clicking Here.

ProLaw Portal

ProLaw Software has announced the June release of ProLaw 9, the latest version of its matter management software. The new edition will add a Web portal, called the ProLaw Portal, to the system.

The thin-client Web interface will allow users to access the firm's management system from their browser. The site is password protected, allowing the firm to control what can be viewed.

For more information ENTER no. 283 after Clicking Here.

Bid4assets.com

www.Bid4assets.com conducts online auctions marketplace for government, bankruptcy and foreclosed assets, including auctions for the U.S Marshals Service. Typical items include promissory notes, financial instruments, aircraft, vehicles, boats and more, says the Washington, D.C.-based company.

For more information ENTER no. after Clicking Here.

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