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May 2002
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Voir Dire Site Helps Litigators

Voir Dire Site Helps Litigators Chicago-based litigation and business communications consultants Zagnolli McEvoy Foley Ltd. have launched voirdirebase.com, a Web site designed to assist litigators prepare voir dire questions. It offers about 2,500 questions in more than 200 categories, the firm reports.

The open-ended questions allow lawyers the flexibility to incorporate their own personal styles and accommodate local rules for jury selection. Categories range from injuries and accidents, to contracts, to employment and discrimination.

The firm also offers zOpinion, a custom online survey service that offers a fast, cost-effective alternative to traditional phone and mail-in surveys.

Reader Response no. 285.

LexisOne Revamps

LexisNexis has upgraded its lexisONE Web site, improving layout and design, and enhancing navigation tools, reports the Dayton, Ohio-based company. An improved Free Case Law section makes searching easier by combining citation and keyword searches into a single search interface.

The site targets solo and small firm attorneys. The company also has streamlined registration and subscription services. "Headline Legal News" offers news according to practice area or state.

Reader Response no. 286.

Rapsheets.com

Rapsheets.com, of Memphis, now offers pay-per-use searches of its criminal records database. Users can search more than 50 million records from 32 states. Infrequent users can utilize the "non-member" link on the home page, register with contact and credit card information, and create a password. Users must agree to abide by the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, it notes.

Reader Response no. 287.

Corporate

Transcentive, of Shelton, Conn., has introduced its Web-based software to assist corporate secretary, counsel and tax departments. World Records Release IV is a Web-based system that can capture corporate information (such as subsidiary type, where incorporated, shareholders lists, organization charts, etc.) and track changes. It includes access security features for data entry, reporting and viewing, and offers a full audit trail.

Reader Response no. 289.

Practice Management

RainMaker Software Inc., which provides financial and practice management software for medium to large firms, has released eRainMaker Dashboard with Digital Scorecards. It is a customizable Web screen that operates in Microsoft Internet Explorer or Outlook, and helps firms analyze the business aspects of the firm, clients and personal performance.

Reader Response no. 290.

Forms

Comfidex Corp., of New York City, has launched FormFiler 1.1, to handle electronic forms that require a wet-ink signature for business, legal, regulatory or compliance reasons. It uses Web-based forms to capture data and submit to a firm's Web server. It generates a unique identifier and inserts that identifier along with captured data into a PDF form that is sent back to the user's PC. The user can then print, sign and fax/mail the form.

Upon receipt, the processor can use the unique identifier (typically a bar code) to automatically retrieve the data.

Reader Response no. 291.

Quick Takes

Change Your Outlook: Quorum Litigation Services has changed its Web address to www.quorum.com, reports the Minneapolis company.

E-mail addresses of Quorum staff will now end in the @quorum.com.

Reader Response no. 288.

Webroot Software Inc., of Boulder, Colo., says Window Washer 4.5, protects Web surfer's privacy and improves system performance.

Reader Response no. 292.

Principia Products, of Paoli, Pa., has released Remark Web Survey 2.0, the latest iteration of its software for collecting data from surveys, tests and forms.

Reader Response no. 293.

Helexis Software Development, of Issaquah, Wash., says its Site Publisher 2.0.23 helps users maintain Web sites, detect modified files and upload them automatically to a Web server.

Reader Response no. 294.

Balkin Library & Information Services, of Rochester, N.Y., has upgraded its Web site, at www.balkininfo.com. It publishes Off the Shelf, a monthly bulletin about news in the legal information industry.

Reader Response no. 278.

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