International estate planning guide available
Practitioners who have clients with assets in more than one country may want to check out Warren, Gorham & Lamont's new one-volume resource guide titled U.S. International Estate Planning. It contains successful strategies for virtually every feasible U.S./international personal tax planning problem in addition to the most current status of applicable income tax treaties and their jurisdictions, and changes in the tax code.
The publication was written by William Streng, a former advisor to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He is considered a leading authority on estate planning involving multi-jurisdictional assets.
For more information, call 1-800/950-1216 or visit Warren, Gorham & Lamont on the World Wide Web at: http://www.wgl.com.
L.A. probate court records now available online
The Los Angeles County Superior Court has automated its probate records allowing for the first time computer online access to court documents. Through an agreement with Ameritech, online access to all records and cases in the probate section of the court is now provided via Ameritech's CivicLink service. Until now, access to this information was only available by visiting the L.A. County courthouse.
CivicLink is planning to expand its government information access services in the coming months. For further information, call 1-800/307-1100.
Streamline routine administrative tasks
Using FileNet's new Visual Workflo software, Trident Data Systems has created two programs designed to streamline and customize routine legal administrative tasks.
"Criminal Reports" manages detailed information including the crime, its location, time and date, victim and defendant names and attending officers.
"Tax Levy" processes tax levies in organizations where financial assets are to be debited or frozen. As a levy is processed, the program captures pertinent information from the levy, verifies the account-holder name, debits or freezes the account, and produces associated documents and reports.
Los Angeles-based Trident Data Systems is a $67.5 million systems integrator specializing in information technology and protection service solutions. For more information, call Margaret Huang at 310/338-3589.
Omega releases financial management software
Omega Legal Systems Inc. has released its Version 5.1 for Windows financial management software. This new release, designed for the legal industry, includes several added features, most notably a Windows Graphical User Interface.
The Windows interface, which is initially being released for time entry, client/matter inquiries and attorney productivity review, can run simultaneously with Omega's character-based (DOS) system. This allows firms to select an appropriate interface for each user. The company designed the software to take advantage of Microsoft's Windows 95 and Windows NT 32-bit capabilities.
Omega Legal Systems has been designing software for mid-sized to large law firms since 1975.
For more information on Version 5.1 for Windows or other Omega products, contact Pat Stoner at 1-800/356-1339.
CD-ROM provides info on
Clark Boardman Callaghan has released Employment Discrim-ination PowerLink on CD-ROM which contains expert analysis, guidance and sample forms on current federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
A special feature is parallel coverage for every state, making it easy to track questions across state lines.
Also included are a wide range of litigation forms and "how-to" aids in addition to a comprehensive electronic library of primary source material.
For product and sales assistance, call Clark Boardman Callaghan at 1-800/854-3926.
NITA offers negotiation basics in new guide
National Institute for Trial Advocacy has released Thomas Guernsey's A Practical Guide to Negotiation, which offers advice on how to improve negotiation techniques and results.
The 148-page guide can be used in a variety of settings, from negotiating a business deal to settling a lawsuit, or as a text for a basic negotiation course.
To place an order, call NITA at 1-800/225-6482 or 219/282-1263 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accounting software available for law offices
Alumni Computer Group has added more than 50 enhancements to its newly released PC LAWjr for Windows Version 2, a small law office accounting and management sofware. Surpassing the user-friendly design of its predecessor, PC LAWjr Version 2 can memorize transactions, analyze and monitor firm profitability and productivity, and identify clients who may require immediate cash collection attention, thus preventing possible future revenue losses.
PC LAWjr is available in both Windows and DOS formats. The suggested retail price for firms with up to five timekeepers/lawyers is $295 and $580 for firms of up to 10. For more information, call 1-800/387-9785.
West offers transnational litigation handbook
West Publishing has released Litigating International Commercial Disputes to assist attorneys in commercial cases involving foreign parties and foreign law in U.S. courts.
Authored by Lawrence Newman and David Zaslowsky, the book supplies step-by-step guidance from prejudgment attachment and jurisdiction through discovery and trial enforcement of judgments.
For more information, call 1-800/241-0214.
Health care law on CD-ROM
National Health Lawyers Association (NHLA) has authored a new CD-ROM publication to provide attorneys with easy-to-use guidance to crucial health care issues. Titled NHLA's Health Law on CD-ROM, the disk was designed to assist attorneys in research, client-counseling, contract negotiation, and brief writing with a focus on regulatory activity affecting health care, compliance strategies as well as proven practice tips and checklists.
NHLA's Health Law on CD-ROM also contains an unmatched collection of cases relating to the health care industry, including doctors, hospitals, laboratories, skilled nursing and long-term care facilities. In all, more than 12,000 cases and documents are compiled in 39 easy-access topic categories.
The disk also features a "hot links" search tool that allow attorneys to access needed information by topic, case name, statute, regulation, author, seminar paper, or jurisdiction.
The product is available exclusively through Clark Boardman Callaghan. For further information, contact the company's Sales Administration group at 1-800/854-3926.
Dateflight focuses on security
Dataflight Software has released version 6.0 of its full text database management software, Concordance Information Retrieval System. This new version focuses on database security and introduces an easier way to search full text called Query-by-Example.
Password protection for both databases and menu features gives the user supervisory control over both functions and information and the ability to assign full-read and write access to secured data.
The Query-by-Example feature make searching large collections of information easier by eliminating the need to remember field names or complex query languages. By simply "filling in the blanks," the user can quickly access and retrieve information.
The Concordance Information Retrieval System retails for $995 for a single-user copy and $4,000 for a 10-user network. Upgrades are available free to all users who purchased on or after Jan. 1, 1996. For further information, contact Cynthia Williams at 310/471-3414, ext. 14.
Internet publications database
Lex Mundi, a global association of 125 independent law firms, has announced a new, free, searchable and self-listing database, Hieros Gamos-The Comprehensive Legal Site, now available at: http://www.hg.org.
With 12,000 original pages and more than 9,000 links, this new site allows law publishers, schools, bar associations and authors to self-list their product or service directly on the site or link-up to an exiting listing. Publishers can modify and cancel (maintain) their information by using assigned access codes.
Hieros Gamos has put virtually every organization directly or indirectly related to law on the Internet with each listing containing basic information on the organization. For more information, call Stephen McGarry at 713/626-9393.