|Shepard's Citations Service available online
has announced that Shepard's Citations Service will be available to online users beginning
July 2. The enhanced service will combine Shepard's citations and the full Lexis-Nexis
services to offer one comprehensive, easy-to-use, integrated research system that saves
time through tailored results and precise case finding and filtering tools, a company
Shepard's employs 220 citations experts who read and analyze new decisions, which are
updated daily. Reed Elseveir Inc., the parent company of Lexis-Nexis, purchased Shepard's
and Matthew Bender a year ago.
Information is available at 1-800/543-6862 or visit www.lexis-nexis.com.
Enhanced time entry improves ProLaw feature
ProLaw Software has announced an upgrade to its timekeeping system. With improved
timers, ProLaw users can track their time as they actually use it. A lawyer writing a
letter for one client can get a phone call from another client and click on the second
client's matter. This will pause the timer for the first client and start a new time for
the second client.
Starting and stopping a task is simply a mouse click, and the availability of unlimited
timers means that attorneys can juggle their time the same way they juggle their
The upgraded timers also allow firms to track time for task-based billing.
ProLaw is a matter management system that integrates Front Office case and document
management with Back Office billing and accounting into One Office.
For more information, call 1-800/9-PROLAW, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the www.prolaw.com web site.
New newsletter gives lawyers marketing advice
The Lawyers Competitive Edge: The Journal of Law Office Economics and Management is a
new West Group newsletter designed as a marketing and management primer for managing
partners and marketing directors.
It provides a wealth of useful and practical management information to help law firms
stay ahead of the competition.
Competitive Edge features up-to-date articles with fresh ideas from leading attorneys
and management consultants, administrators, marketing and human resource directors and
other prominent professionals.
Articles offer strategies for competitive advantages, leadership, marketing, general
office management, office technology, financial management and human resource management.
A new edition comes out each month and the annual subscription price is $195. A binder is
provided for convenient storage.
For more information or to place an order, call 1-800/221-9428.
New version of fee manager software
PeerPoint Technologies Inc. announced the release of The Law Firm version of its
popular task-based billing and cost data analysis software, Professional Fee Manager.
The Law Firm PFM enables law firms to audit bills before they are sent to clients and
eliminate third-party audits. It also produces data from billings the law firm may use to
evaluate productivity by its clients, law firm departments and individual fee earners.
Since its introduction in 1995, PFM has been installed in numerous corporate legal
departments, including AT&T, MetLife and Toyota in the last 12 months. Many
corporations require that their outside counsel implement PFM for billing.
The 32-bit, Windows-based software incorporates the UTBMS system. The product is ODBC
compliant, written in Visual Basic, and supports Structured Query Language. It has been
successfully installed on stand-alone PCs, local area networks and wide area networks.
PeerPoint can be reached at 1-800/475-7899 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
IndexMaster web site named one of the best
The IndexMaster Inc. web site, www.indexmaster.com, has been named one of 1999's top 50
legal research web sites in Law Office Computing magazine, and has received a Five-Star
Site rating from the American Lawyer Media Internet newsletter, legal.online.
IndexMaster is the only online database that allows legal professionals to quickly and
easily view the actual index and table of contents of analytical legal titles, such as
treatises and hornbooks.
Among the legal publishers now available on IndexMaster are West Group, Lexis Law
Publishing, BNA's Tax Management Inc., Kluwer Law International and Aspen Law &
Subscription prices for the web site are determined by the size of the law firm and
range from $125 to $595 per year for unlimited use.
For a limited time, users can test the site's features through a free 10-day trial
subscription. For further information or a demonstration, visit www.indexmaster.com or call 1-800/829-1836.
Matthew Bender releases treatise on New York law
Matthew Bender & Co. has released New York Employment Law, 2nd Edition, a
four-volume treatise which covers the entire range of private sector employment law in New
York. The author is Jonathan L. Sulds, a labor and employment partner in the New York
office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP.
The work covers contractual relationships, employment relationships, discrimination and
statutory regulation. It will be updated annually.
For information, call 1-800/223-1940 or visit www.bender.com.