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Lawyers' Mutual sets interactive seminars

Lawyers' Mutual Insurance Co. will sponsor statewide interactive seminars this fall to educate its members about available low-cost, high-tech law practice solutions.

Presenters are Martin Dean, James Evans and Albert Barsocchini. The seminars are set in Monterey, Fresno, San Rafael, Eureka, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego, Palm Springs and the San Fernando Valley.

For information, contact the Loss Prevention Department at LMIC, 1-800/252-2045.

Lexis-Nexis Group consolidates companies

The Lexis-Nexis Group has announced the formation of Lexis Publishing, which will bring under one umbrella five of its legal information brands: Lexis-Nexis, Shepard's, Matthew-Bender, Martindale-Hubbell and Michie.

The new organization will be led by Paul W.A. Brown, president, and Nicholas R. Emrick, chief operating officer.

Martindale-Hubbell will be operated as a separate unit of Lexis Publishing. Its leader will be Lou Andreozzi.

Lexis also announced the introduction of research system, which combines its Shepard's Citations, Matthew Bender treatises and Lexis online services.

LPM Section sets program on starting a practice

The State Bar's Law Practice Management and Technology Section will present an MCLE program at the annual meeting entitled "Starting/Growing Your Own Practice."

The program will present the necessities for starting or enlarging a practice and cover such topics as timing and budgeting, image, technology, personnel, procedures, clients and gaining expertise.

The program will be offered at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. Attendees will receive two hours of MCLE credit. The exact location of the class will be available at the annual meeting in Long Beach.

Matthew Bender releases analysis of Article 9

Matthew Bender & Co. has released Uniform Commercial Code: Analysis of Revised Article 9. The one-volume publication is the first in-depth analysis of the revised Article 9 and the only volume that integrates expert legal analysis with the text of the new article.

The publication contains the full text and official comments of the new Article, supplemented with extensive analysis, section by section, from Professor Julian McDonnell.

West Group website targets employee benefits

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The website - Employee Benefits: The Solution - can be found at

Subscribers will receive a 30-day free trial.