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March 2001
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Ringtail CaseBook Software Upgrade

Ringtail Solutions has upgraded its Web-based litigation support portal and released the latest edition of its Ringtail CaseBook (version 5) software. The case management system offers enhancements to its full-text search engine.

A new Ringtail Development Kit helps integrate third-party applications and data.

Information: Reader Response no. 227.


The Lexis-Nexis Group has upgraded its portal, which is powered by Plumtree Corporate Portal 4.0 software.

It has upgraded its functions for document management, data extraction and client relationship management, advises the Dayton-based company. Users can create pages for collaboration and shared content, and can custom design multiple personal pages, called MyPages.

Information: Reader Response no. 228.

West Group

West Group has announced that Westlaw Wireless users now can e-mail the full text of a retrieved case (or a link to a KeyCite report) to any non-wireless e-mail account. Users can now access this service on Palm, Handspring, RIM Wireless Handheld, and Windows Pocket PC devices.

West also announced the addition of international (non-U.S.) public and private company information to its "company profiles" database of business and information reports on Westlaw, its online legal and business research service. Nearly 90,000 company profile reports for companies outside the U.S. have been added to the existing 300,000 U.S. company profiles.

Additionally, the Chicago Bar Association and West announced an agreement to partner on the development of online continuing legal education services on

Information: Reader Response no. 229.

E-lunch Briefings

Winston & Strawn is offering a monthly series of "e-lunch briefings." The Web conferences, all on labor and employment/benefits topics, begin at 12:15 C.S.T., and last one hour. Attendees can follow along with the presenters' Power Point presentation online, while listening to the presentation via a conference call.

Upcoming topics include "Workplace Violence" on March 24; "Employment Harassment, on May 22; and The Family Medical Leave Act, and American Disability Act, on June 26.

Information: Reader Response no. 231.

Martindale-Hubbell has upgraded its site. New features include "CLE Online" continuing legal education courses; "LegalBiz Online," a legal news digest; improvements to the Lawyer Locator; and enhanced search tools.

Information: Reader Response no. 230.

Loeb & Loeb

Attorneys from the New York and Los Angeles offices of Loeb & Loeb L.L.P. are teaching a new course at New Orleans' Tulane Law School, via broadband video conferencing technology.

The 12-week course, "Entertainment and the Internet: Selected Legal Issues," began in January, and addresses the convergence of technology, entertainment and Internet law, says the firm.

It will feature more than a dozen of L&L's attorneys, the firm says. The course examines the protection of privacy and intellectual property rights; online video content; revenue models; distribution of music; and other issues, says L&L.

Information: Reader Response no. 232. Inc. has partnered with Smart Corp. to offer an online medical records service that allows insurance companies and legal professionals to get medical records information via the Internet.

Information: Reader Response no. 233. is a new Web site from ASA Legal Systems.

It incorporates a secured point of entry for existing clients to directly access the ASA Legal's internal ONYX CRM system. The site also offers information on all of ASA Legal's product lines.

Information: Reader Response no. 234.

Indexed Visuals

Cleveland-based Indexed Visuals provides a database of medical illustrations, animations and photographs for legal exhibits.

It offers more than 8,000 images on its Web site. The free search service links potential buyers with the artists who create the images.

Information: Reader Response no. 235.

Colorado Launches E-filing

Bellevue, Wash.-based CourtLink Corp. reports that the long-awaited Colorado state court e-filing project has been launched. Attorneys working with Colorado courts now can use e-filing of legal documents, using its JusticeLink eFile service, the company reports.

The service is available in Chaffee, Park, Saguache, Fremont, Custer, Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral and Rio Grande counties, in civil and domestic relations courts, says CourtLink.

The system can be used to file documents and to electronically serve parties, from any Internet-connected personal computer. Attorneys also can pay statutory fees and retrieve documents served or filed in their cases. Users are charged 10 cents per page, it advises. (American Lawyer Media Inc., the publisher of LTN, owns a small equity interest in CourtLink.)

Information: Reader Response no. 236.


Webcam Watcher 2 is a free PC-based software package that monitors Web cameras, downloading and saving pictures when they change, says Beau Software. It also includes a screen saver module that rotates Webcam shots.

Information: Reader Response no. 237.

HTML2EXE 2.2 turns Web sites into compact, standalone applications that can be distributed on floppy disk or CD-ROM, says Update Computer Services. It includes a full-site search engine and search bar, a built-in image preview function, and several anti-piracy techniques to discourage unauthorized copying.

Information: Reader Response no. 238., from Spider Web Technologies, L.L.C., offers information about Internet resources such as Internet service providers, Web hosting services, Web design, Web development and Web promotion.

Information: Reader Response no. 239.

Turbo Browser 2001 is an upgrade of FileStream Inc.'s flagship file management software that manages files on remote FTP servers.

The new edition allows users to add remote servers to a single tree list, along with local files, says the company. Users can manage files on the remote FTP services just like managing local files.

Information: Reader Response no. 240.

WebWhackerEE helps educators control Web content viewed by students, says Salt Lake City-based Blue Squirrel.

Information: Reader Response no. 241.


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