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Web Works, Andersen Team Up, Andersen Team UpAndersen Consulting has joined forces with San Francisco-based, to help develop its electronic marketplace or products, services and online technology for the legal industry. Andersen's San Francisco-based eBusiness Dot-Com Launch Centre will provide strategic business planning assistance, and help create the core infrastructure for the company's e-marketplace.

Andersen will acquire a minority interest in, the companies announced.

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WestFind&Print is a new search feature on the Westlaw Web site that allows researchers to enter up to 18 citations at a time. Users can specify what type of information they want to receive, and can send results to specified printers.

The search function works best with Netscape Navigator 3.1 or higher, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher, reports West. The service can be customized to be integrated into a firm Intranet, West notes.

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Audio Programs is producing a series of online expert interviews on the discovery of computer-based evidence in civil litigation, reports the New York City company. The programs will be available to by the Federal Judicial Center, in Washington, D.C., to members of the federal judiciary and staff, explains.

They will also be available on its Web site,

The series of six programs will be hosted by Ken Withers, a research associate at the FJC. Topics range from e-mail and Internet use in employment; to records management; to judicial perspectives.

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Retention Alert

Hildebrandt International has announced that its Associate Retention Alert and its Technology Advisory are now available, and can be accessed through its Web site, located at

The retention alert addresses the issues of associate retention and morale. The theme of the the latest technology advisory is management.

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Pro2Net Web Site

Seattle's Pro2Net Corp. has launched its legal Web site. The new site is one of five venues that target law, accounting, financial services, human resources and insurance, the company reports. It offers information, analysis and commentary on legal issues. The company says it has entered into content alliances with organizations including the Harvard Business School Publishing; the Law Marketing Portal; Pillsbury Madison & Sutro; and others.

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Legal Marketplace on West Group's is a searchable directory of individuals and businesses that provide services and products used by lawyers, legal professionals and law firms. The listings include court reporters, translators, process servers and other services. This online guide can be search by city, state, and type of product or service. Vendor listings can also include detailed profiles that list what type of service or product it provides, credentials, regions served and contact information.

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Internet Law

The American Bar Association's Business Law section has released a study on concerning laws governing the Internet. Topics discussed include consumer protection, privacy, intellectual property, banking, securities, taxes and gaming. The study is online.

Suggestions include establishing a multinational standards commission to develop principles and protocol standards.

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C.C.H. Inc. has a new site for human resources and employment law and compliance information,

Through the site, users can access KnowledgePoint, a division of C.C.H. that develops human resources software. The site also features free e-mail training courses that can be e-mailed to a user's desktop and taken at their convenience. Users also have access to a range of C.C.H. products and news updates.

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Charting Your Own Course

Quorum, a division of Lanier Worldwide Inc., has launched to support the Charting Your Own Course Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the career development of minority lawyers. It provides a communications forum, online registration for events, and information about the organization's membership, mission, sponsors and contacts. CYOC was established by minority in-house counsel from U.S. corporations to collaborate and share insights on career strategies; create practice networks; and promote the presence of capable and qualified minority lawyers.

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