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May 2000

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Mortgage That Domain Name!

Bankruptcy and Secured Lending in Cyberspace, published by Bowne & Co., explains how companies can mortgage domain names and Web sites to raise capital. Written by Warren Agin, chair of the American Bar Association's Business Law section's Electronic Transactions in Bankruptcy subcommittee, the book offers suggestions on how to perfect a security interest and preserve the value of a domain name and Web site.

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PowerPoint Guide

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy has published PowerPoint for Litigators, by Deanne Siemer, Frank Rothschild, Edward Stein, and Samuel Solomon. It teaches users to create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and offers step-by-step instruction on preparing animated, bulleted lists; time lines; and more. It includes a CD with video clips, photographs, and diagrams.

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Governments 2000

Micromedia/IHS Canada has released its inaugural edition of Governments Canada 2000, which offers listings of federal, provincial, and territorial government departments, offices and agencies across Canada. It is available in print and CD-ROM editions, or via the Web.

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Business Incentives

CCH Business Incentives Guide helps users identify states that offer the greatest business and competitive advantages. Available in print and on the Web, it provides tax and financial incentive information on each state. It organizes information according to corporate income, sales and use, property taxes, enterprise zone incentives, and non-tax financial programs.

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Tax Directory

Tax Analysts has published The Tax Directory on the Web at It provides information on more than 60,000 private sector tax practitioners and firms. Users can search according to tax specialty, location, and other criteria to find the exact tax practitioner they need. Those listed in the directory can chose to have a basic, expanded, or deluxe profile.

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Westlaw's Blue Sky

The complete CCH Securities Library has been added to the Westlaw database. The CCH materials include the Federal Securities Reporter (court decisions, laws, rules, and regulations affecting the securities industry); the Commodity Futures Law Reporter (explanations of the operations of the futures market and how they are regulated); and Blue Sky Law Reporter (securities service for all 50 states, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico).

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Market Conduct

The Market Conduct Examination Guide: Principles in Managing Market Conduct Examinations helps professionals maneuver through a market conduct examination and minimize the high cost of noncompliance by avoiding sanctions, says CCH Inc. Written by Alan J. Schmitz, it guides users through the process, from receipt of an MCE notification letter, to responding to examiner inquiries and preliminary MCE reports, to seeking judicial review of final agency action. It features a compendium of statutory and regulatory authority case law.

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Health Care

Employment Learning Innovations, Inc., has released two new interactive training videos for health care professionals, designed to help avoid legal exposure in harassment, discrimination and other employment-related areas. Just Doctors targets doctors and medical faculty, providing true-to-life scenarios of potentially risky situations. Civil Treatment for Managers is designed to provide practical tools to prevent liability.

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Corpedia L.L.C. has released a new training course, Antitrust -- Avoiding Anti-Competitive Practices. The interactive, Web-based training program discusses the anti-competitive business practices that lead to the rationale behind the creation of antitrust laws and how the government enforces these laws. It covers the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Clayton Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, and the Federal Trade Commission Act, as well as price fixing, bid rigging, and predatory pricing discrimination.

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Federal Guide

America's Community Bankers has redesigned its Federal Guide on CD-ROM, giving the update a Web-page appearance. A companion to the print version, it provides legal and regulatory banking information. Subscribers receive an updated CD each month, which includes all major compliance manual, forms and guides from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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USPAP Course

The Appraisal Foundation has published the new edition of the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice course. It includes an instructors' manual, student manual, case studies, more than 300 transparencies, and examinations. The transparencies are indexed and can be searched.

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Exl-Plan Super

PlanWare, of Dublin, Ireland, has released Exl-Plan Super, an Excel-based financial planner for large businesses. It generates financial forecasts for business plans, strategy development, budgets, raising finance and appraisals. Exl-Plan Super is available with either U.S. or European accounting formats.

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Corporate Focus 3.0

Two-Step Software has released Corporate Focus 3.0, an upgrade to its stockholder tracking system designed for corporate attorneys. It features more user-defined fields to allow law firms to create reports designed specifically for their needs. Corporate Focus is a database program used by corporate law firms to track clients' entity and ownership information. It manages general corporate and stockholder information from the charter, by-laws, minute books and stock records; tracks critical dates; and prints standard reports, such as company summary sheets, stock ledgers and stockholder reports.

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Bowne & Co. Year 2000

Bowne & Co. Inc. has released a new CD-ROM kit, Preparing for Your Year 2000 Annual Meeting, designed to help guide corporate offices and outside counsel through the process of organizing and scheduling their public company's annual meeting and related events. The fourth annual edition includes an up- to-date summary of new rules and developments, as well as existing federal, stock exchange and state rules.

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