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New Technology in Court Reporting is an online resource for court reporters, broadcast captioners and students, says WordWave Inc. The site features breaking news, the latest information on new technologies in court reporting and captioning, reference materials and career opportunities.

Information: Reader Response 290. is an Internet-based service that integrates proprietary news reporting with interactive access to state government information, providing coverage of issues affecting the business of law, special interest groups, the business community, and the news media itself.

Subscribers can personalize and manage the information received by topic, region, or key word.

Information: Reader Response 291.

Instant Update

Cowles Legal Systems Inc. has released a new version of its InstantUpdate, which allows users to download software updates from

The updated version compares a user's existing release of Cowles software with the latest release and downloads only applications and programs that have been added or changed, it says.

Information: Reader Response 292.


LegalMatch has partnered with AskMe Corp. to integrate the question and answer service with

LegalMatch users will be able to ask questions of the more than 125,000 experts and review more than 2.2million answers in's knowledge sharing database. In addition, users on will be able to link directly to LegalMatch to confidentially post their legal problems, where attorneys will bid for their business.

American Lawyer Media Inc., the publisher of Law Technology News, has a small equity interest in LegalMatch.

Information: Reader Response 293.


ValueStar, a business-rating organization, has partnered with eAttorney Inc. to provide access to ValueStar's directory of business service providers through

The law students and professionals who make up the eAttorney community automatically will become ValueStar Rating Partners, enabling them to evaluate close to 6 million local businesses via ValueStar's branded ratings. ValueStar evaluates multiple factors including legal, licensure, financial and customer satisfaction. Independent research auditing for ValueStar is conducted by the Public Research Institute of San Francisco State University and the Consumer Law Project of the University of Houston Law Center.

Information: Reader Response 294.


PeerPoint Technologies Inc.'s Professional Fee Manager now interfaces with eCertain's Internet infrastructure service to ensure confidentiality for electronic law firm invoices, the companies report.

Information: Reader Response 295.

Niku Partners

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based NextLegal has formed a partnership with Niku Corp., based in Redwood City, Calif., to provide the Niku For Legal Intranet/Extranet application to law firms, corporate legal departments and legal organizations.

NextLegal provides the legal services industry with Internet strategy consulting and practice management options.

Information: Reader Response 296.

Quicklaw Search

Quicklaw's search software is now available via a Web browser, the company says. The new interface provides point and click access to Quicklaw America.

New standard features include the ability to search templates, Boolean searching, printing, term highlighting and browsing. It is a legal research system that can be accessed from anywhere with any Internet connection using Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher.

Information: Reader Response 297.

Doc-to-Net 6.0

Doc-to-Net 6.0, from SkyLine Tools Imaging, is an Internet-based document displaying application. It helps users send documents over the Internet without the recipient needing a plug-in to view the document.

Information: Reader Response 303.

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