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CourtEXPRESS Debuts Services

CourtEXPRESS, based in Washington, D.C., has unveiled new "alert" services. They include "Client Watch," which monitors new federal civil litigation; "Rain Maker," which lists new cases by subject matter; "Case Tracker," which pulls current docket sheets for any case; and "Due Diligence," which searches federal bankruptcy, civil, criminal and appellate case indices for any cases involving prospective clients or employees. Users can pre-order docket sheets and complaints for cases found.

Information: Reader Response no. 262.


BNA 706 Preparer

BNA 706 Preparer automates preparation of the estate tax return (IRS form 706) and related schedules. From BNA Software, it features a new "smart" data entry system that guides the user through the 706 form and automatically adds required schedules and forms as needed.

Schedule item entry includes automatic continuations and calculations as necessary, and schedule totals are automatically carried over to the main form.

Information: Reader Response no. 263.

IMMIGRATION LAW provides information on five areas of U.S. immigration law: workers (including H1B visas), relatives, students, , and investors. The site also includes information on entering the Green Card lottery; a library; immigration forms; message boards and live chat; links to legal and non-legal resources; tax and passport information; and more.

Information: Reader Response no. 264.


ScanSoft & LegalNet

ScanSoft Inc. and American LegalNet have joined forces to offer online access to numerous federal and state forms at ScanSoft's OmniForm electronic forms technology will be incorporated into the site, it says.

Information: Reader Response no. 265.


DataTech Software Inc. has introduced the latest upgrade of its Quick&Easy immigration forms package. Nearly three dozen petitions, applications, notices and other key paperwork are available.

Users enter data via screens that exactly duplicate the forms, says the company.

The software calculates math functions, checks for misspelling and resolves issues such as continuations or field overflow.

Information: Reader Response no. 275.

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT has posted the new OSHA Ergonomics Regulations, enacted on January 16, 2001. The regulations are indexed for easy user navigation, says the company.

Information: Reader Response no. 266.



WeNotifyYou Inc. has launched its Web-based notification service, at It alerts firms to critical dates in business documents, and for contractual obligations, regulatory filings, tax compliance and other time sensitive matters, the company reports. It can notify multiple parties at multiple intervals, it says.

Information: Reader Response no. 267.


106th Congress

Legal Content Inc., a company established by former West Publishing editors, has completed codification of all laws from the 106th Congress, current through Feb. 6. (except U.S. Public Law 106-554, which has not yet been fully released). LCI provides daily integration of the Federal Register into the Code of Federal Regulations, it advises.

Information: Reader Response no. 276. is a free online legal journal that offers case digests and opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court, and several eastern states (N.J., Pa., N.Y., Del., Md. and Va.) It is based in Medford, N.J. It provides a daily list of headnoted summaries, and users can click to get the full-text.

Information: Reader Response no. 277.


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