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New Best Case bankruptcy program released

Best Case Solutions has released an updated version of Best Case Bankruptcy for Windows, version 7.0. New in this version are an exemption limit-checking feature, Proof of Claim and Involuntary Petition forms, options to customize the Attorney Compensation State-ment, a creditor import/export feature, the ability to print "DRAFT" on forms, to print blank forms and signature pages only, an expanded Common Creditor List which allows the user to save contact information, notes and collection agencies with common creditors, the ability to save common employers and many other new shortcuts.

The capabilities of the Best Case Chapter 13 plan calculator also have been expanded. Users can now create a step plan, generate a liquidation analysis, and are given more flexibility to change and add treatment classes for creditors.

Best Case Bankruptcy for Windows is a user-friendly software package that allows attorneys to produce debtors' forms quickly and easily. Several packages are available, including a multi-user network version which allows several people to work in the program simultaneously.

For more information or to request a free demonstration package, contact Best Case Solutions at 1-800/492-8037 or visit the web site at

Amicus Attorney extends telephony integration

Amicus Telephone, an add-on module for Amicus Attorney, provides Computer Telephony Integration (CTI), which integrates case management with telephone management.

It now supports nine telephone systems from six different telephone manufacturers. Amicus Telephone not only dials the phone, it screens your incoming calls, puts information about your client and matter on your computer screen as you answer the phone, and creates automatic call records.

Gavel & Gown Software, developer of Amicus Attorney, collaborated with telephone manufacturers in the testing of this product. While the technology works with many phone systems, Gavel & Gown does not list one as supported unless the telephone manufacturer has independently tested and verified the performance.

For further information, call 1-800/472-2289 or visit

Updated version of CodeSearch California

The 1999 edition of CodeSearch California Codes, developed by EdTech Associates, will be available late this month. The new edition will contain the complete California Codes, including those which took effect Jan. 1.

CodeSearch is a definitive searchable CD-ROM version of the 29 California Codes, containing all volumes on a single CD-ROM. It is specially configured to be useful for notebook, desktop or network computers. There is no need to connect to online services.

CodeSearch searches for any topic, word, phrase, common name, or code section, and returns every instance of your search term from every section of the 29 codes, or from any individual code you specify.

CodeSearch comes with its own search engine for Windows 95/98 users. Dos, Windows 3.1, Unix and even Macintosh users may read the code sections or search the codes using any search utility of their own.

CodeSearch is available for $119. For more information, contact EdTech Associates at 1-800/852-5977, or visit the web site at

LEXIS releases two 1999 California code series

LEXIS Law Publishing announced the release of two 1999 California code series: Deering's Desktop Code Series and Parker's California Code Series.

Deering's includes full text of the Codes and Rules, analysis of each code at the conclusion of the 1998 legislative session, and selective research references to the Witkin Library, California Jurisprudence 3d, the Rutter Group, and Miller & Starr.

Parker's California Codes includes the LARMAC index, a master reference that contains all California general laws, codes and the Constitution, including cross-referencing and a key word index.

For pricing and ordering information, call the LEXIS Law Publishing customer service department at 1-800/562-1215.

California attachment laws in one treatise

California attachment laws are a complex and powerful set of regulations that govern the collection and recovery of money in legal actions. California Prejudgment Money Remedies by West Group is a practice-oriented guide that gives attorneys the most comprehensive treatment and discussion of California attachment law and other prejudgment provisional remedies.

The resource explains the history of attachment law, its implications and applications as well as the diverse issues facing attorneys representing clients who are suing or defending claims where money is an issue. It also discusses remedies such as receivership, preliminary injunctions and accounting that are not traditionally associated with creditors or collection actions, but which can be used to help marshal, obtain or protect money.

Written by experts in the field, the one-volume, hardbound treatise is available for $125. To receive more information or place an order, call West Group at 1-800/328-9352 or visit

DecisionQuest releases CaseMap Version 2

An updated version of CaseMap, legal software that makes it easy to organize, evaluate and explore the facts and issues in any case, will be available from DecisionQuest next month.

The most important enhancement of CaseMap 2.0 is a new multi-server feature that permits multiple team members to simultaneously view and edit a case file stored on a firm's network.

CaseMap's reporting system, linking features and document viewer support also have been upgraded.

The software will be available for an introductory price of $495 a license and comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee.

Complete details are available at or by calling CaseSoft at 904/273-5000.

Am Jur program for small law firms available

WestlawPRO Am Jur, containing the full text of American Jurisprudence, 2d, was released last month. Designed to serve the needs of solo practitioners and smaller law firms, the package offers a comprehensive legal encyclopedia that analyzes all areas of American law with citations to both state and federal cases and codes.

WestlawPRO packages are priced at a monthly flat rate and provide users with research capabilities tailored to their specific needs through access to targeted information essential to their jurisdiction and practice.

For more information or to place an order, call West Group at 1-800/762-5272 or visit