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Health Care library offers resource for health law

Matthew Bender & Co. Inc. announces the addition of the Health Care Law Library to the Authority CD-ROM series. The library is a one-stop resource for health care law analysis, cases, statutes and regulations, with the most complete and up-to-date coverage of health care law, including the full text of more than 50,000 federal health care law cases and more than 90 selected landmark state cases.

Health Care Law Library also provides comprehensive analytical materials on ERISA, health insurance policies, group health insurance policies, Medicare and Medigap insurance.

For further information, contact Matthew Bender at 1-800/223-1940 or visit

West Group will publish California forms

The Administrative Office of the Courts awarded West Group the contract to be the official publisher of California Judicial Council forms until 2001.

The designation of official publisher allows legal practitioners using either Legal Solutions Plus, West Group’s electronic forms product, or West’s California Judicial Council Forms in print to be confident they are using forms sanctioned by the Judicial Council.

The forms are used in jurisdictions throughout the state.

The Legal Solutions Plus form sets include civil, family, juvenile, personal injury, probate, conservatorship/guardianship and unlawful detainer forms. Specialty state and federal form modules and county forms packages also are available, in print and diskette formats.

For further information, visit West Group’s online store at or call 1-800/344-5008.

Jury instruction selectors now Windows-compatible

CALJIC Jury Instructions, for criminal cases, and BAJI Jury Instructions, for civil, have been released by West Group in a new Microsoft Windows format on CD-ROM. With the new format and platform, these litigation tools provide a more coordinated and intuitive system for selecting and preparing jury instructions for criminal and civil cases.

Both selectors provide jury instructions prepared by the Committees on Standard Jury Instructions of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County — the standard jury instructions used throughout California.

They are sold separately and cost $199 each for new subscriptions. Current subscribers to the diskette versions receive special discounts.

To receive more information or to place an order, call 1-800/328-9352 or visit

Legalex Rules adds on-site training

Legalex Rules, the company that invented rules-based calendaring, is adding full-time in-house training to its list of services.

The trainers will show law firm clients how to use automated docketing on their calendaring systems.

Legalex Rules is rules-based calendaring, which is the automatic generation of timelines, including deadlines and reminders, based on the rules of the court to which a case is assigned.

It integrates with calendar programs such as Microsoft Outlook and GroupWise, as well as matter management systems like ProLaw and accounting programs like Elite.

For information, call 877/953-4253 or visit

APS rolls out new metering feature for Online LookUp

Advanced Productivity Software Inc. announced a new metering feature for Online LookUp, software for tracking and recovering the costs of online electronic research.

The new feature allows firms to monitor current usage of software applications across the network while preventing unlicensed usage. It can keep track of everyone who is currently using every software application on each of a firm’s PCs, even with multiple offices, if the offices are connected by a WAN or intranet.

Online LookUp allows firms to control research costs by accurately recording Internet usage, access to online services and CD-ROM research costs. For more information, call 1-800/783-9231 or visit