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Practice Tools Bolsters Environmental Menu

Quick Quiz

a) Give it to me right. b) Give it to me cheap. c) Give it to me fast.

Pick two.

-- Andy Jurcyzk

Austin-based reports that it has joined forces with several law firms to enhance its environmental practice library.

Participating firms include Crowell & Moring L.L.P.; Ever-sheds; Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe L.L.P.; McKenna & Cuneo, L.L.P.; Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal; and Thompson Hine & Flory L.L.P.

The online library offers memos, briefs, agreements, correspondence, forms, and other relevant practice resources.

Subscribers can perform full text searches to locate materials, preview documents, and receive documents in Microsoft Word format via e-mail.

Information: Reader Response no. 203.

ABS Group

ABS Group Inc.'s Government Institutes Division has released the eighth edition of its Environmental, Health and Safety Audits. It helps lawyers create and manage a successful environmental auditing program with health and safety elements; and explores current issues impacting audits, as well as strategies for managing a program and conducting an audit. The guide is available in print, and in a book/CD-ROM package.

The company also released ECAMS: Environmental Auditing & Management Systems Assessment, which comes in three three-ring binders and a CD-ROM.

Information: Reader Response no. 204.

GOVERNMENT, an online source for state government and political information, has expanded its coverage to include all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The site includes links to state political parties, election offices, all branches of state government, congressional offices, lobbyist information and the press.

Information: Reader Response no. 205.


Non-Compete Contracts

Virginia Beach attorney Carl Khalil has launched, a Web site designed to provide help to employees who want to escape from non-compete agreements.

It offers information on defenses, including layoffs, firing without cause, "overbroad" agreements, illegal conduct by the employer, failure of the employer to enforce the non-compete against other departing employees; and more.

Information: Reader Response no. 206.

Workplace Training

Employment Learning Innovations Inc. and McGraw-Hill have partnered to offer CD-ROM and Intranet versions of its Civil Treatment for Managers training course. They are designed to serve as an ongoing resource for review and reference, says the Atlanta company. The program includes 10 modules on topics such as sexual harassment, discrimination, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Information: Reader Response no. 207.


Associate Training

The Association of Legal Administrators has launched its new resource guide and curriculum planning tool, A Business Skills Curriculum for Law Firm Associates. It details the business, management and supervisory skills that associates need to acquire.

The curriculum was developed by the Center for Law Practice Strategy and Management, at George Washington University Law Center, with funding from ALA's foundation.

Information: Reader Response no. 208.

Background Checks

Washington Research Associates has launched

The Web site helps users find background information on prospective employees, tenants, or business partners, using existing public records such as litigation files, driving records, and property records. It also offers a "skip-tracing" tutorial that describes the methods and resources used to find missing persons.

Information: Reader Response no. 209.

CASES AND OPINIONS Inc. has added the Supreme Courts of California and Texas to its library of case digests and opinions. Other coverage includes the U.S. Supreme Court; the federal Third Circuit Court; and Supreme Courts of N.J., Pa., N.Y., Del., Md., Va. and Vermont.

Subscribers receive daily e-mails of case digests tailored to their specific areas of practice, with a link to the full digest and the full text of the courts' opinions.

Information: Reader Response no. 210.


Super Searchers

Information Today, Inc. has published Super Searchers on Mergers & Acquisitions: The Online Secrets of Top Corporate Researchers and M&A Pros, by Jan Davis Tudor. It features interviews with 13 researchers who use the Internet to find, evaluate, and deliver deal-making data on companies and industries.

Information: Reader Response no. 211.


Internet Newsletter

The Internet Newsletter, from Law Journal Newsletters, covers the latest news on Internet law, e-commerce, as well as offers advice on how to build legal-oriented Web sites. Topics include legal recruiting online, cybersquatting, copyrights, patents and more.

LJN is a division of American Lawyer Media Inc., the publisher of Law Technology News.

Information: Reader Response no. 212.

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