From storage to political races

Space-saving storage system
for binders

Bindertek has designed an economical, space-saving storage system for firms using binders for active or archival files. Bindertek's File Carousel holds over 120 three-inch binders while taking up less than 37 inches of floor space.

Constructed of wood and tubular steel, the File Carousel is available in two-, three-, four-, five- and six-tier models. Tiers can be adjusted to hold either letter or legal size binders. The carousel's circular design allows access by multiple users at the same time.

For more information, contact Bindertek at 800/456-3453 or by e-mail:

Speedier search and
retrieval of SEC filings

CCH Washington Service Bureau has launched SECnet, an online research system for locating and retrieving the full text of Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

SECnet combines a company filings index, a 2,000 category topical index, a registration statements database and access to a complete, real-time EDGAR (SEC's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system)-filings database. The service allows attorneys, paralegals, law librarians and corporate financial officers to conduct faster and more accurate searches for SEC filings related to specific types of securities transactions, corporate restructurings, corporate events, or disclosure topics.

For additional information, about the service, contact Kriss Winchester at 804/483-3760 or by e-mail:

Jr. Partner for Windows
updated for small firms

Millennium Integrated Soft-ware Ltd. has updated its Jr. Partner for Windows -- Version 2.0 case management software. Designed for small and medium-size law firms, enhancements include quicker data entry, streamlined program flow, and newly-added tabs and hypertext links to provide instant access to important data.

The company also has improved the functionality and appearance of the software's calendar and has updated several management capabilities including a new library feature and the ability to view outside documents such as faxes, spreadsheets or scanned images.

Millennium also has upgraded its Personal Injury practice-specific module and the Timeslips time and billing link to coincide with Jr. Partner for Windows -- Version 2.0. Customers currently using the original version of the Windows program can upgrade to the new 2.0 version. For further information, contact David Gates at 610/834-9999.

Elite and TREMCO
announce SQL Courier

Elite Information Systems, a provider of financial and practice management systems for law firms, and TREMCO Legal Solutions Inc. have jointly released SQL Courier.

An add-on product for Elite Billing System customers, SQL Courier links the client and matter information from the Elite Billing System to PC DOCS Open, Soft Solutions, WORLDOX, and other third party document-management, time-entry, cost-recovery or litigation support systems. The new "replication" feature automatically replicates data additions, changes or deletions in a matter of seconds saving time and redundancy.

SQL Courier allows each database to remain independent while linking them together to share information. For more information, call 310/398-4900 or contact the Elite home page at:

New online WESTLAW
databases for politics

Political observers now have a 1996 campaign and political news resource database on WESTLAW. VOTE96 contains the latest state and federal political and campaign information gathered from such sources as Dow Jones News/Retrieval, American Political Network, Congressional Quarterly, Federal Election Commission, Federal Document Clearing House, Leadership Directories and Project Vote Smart.

Project Vote Smart, also available as a separate WESTLAW database (VOTESMART), provides nonpartisan voter information.

Legal, accounting and government professionals can access more than 3,000 news, business and financial information databases on WESTLAW, following the recent integration of nearly 1,000 additional sources from Dow Jones News/Retrieval. Subjects include newspapers, magazines, newsletters, abstracts, professional journals, reference books and government publications.

For more information, call 800/778-8090, ext. 74064.

Two new publications
from Michie

Michie has released two new legal reference books for California.

The California Arbitration Handbook, by Edward I. Niles, presents the unique characteristics of contractual and judicial arbitration in all of their manifestations. The handbook, which analyzes California and federal statutes that enforce arbitration agreements, serves as a step-by-step guide through the arbitration process. It also offers analyses for such topics as international and security arbitration agreemetns, labor, medical malpractice, real estate contract, attorney's fees, and uninsured motorist arbitration.

The second publication, California Criminal Law Case Finder, by J. Dean Allen, collects criminal, juvenile, and mental health case law from the past 15 years with citations to some earlier cases. Only the most relevant state and federal cases are featured and factual context of each decision is included.

For further information or to place an order, call Michie Customer Service at 800/562-1215.

Litigation budget software

Villa Publishing Co. has created PurseStrings Litigation Budget Software to assist law firms in tracking lawsuit performance and alerting lawyers and clients of potential overruns and costs.

Using the new ABA Litigation Task Codes, PurseStrings can print detailed budgets for fees and expenses and then follow-up with printed performance reports. The software runs on DOS and Windows.

According to the company's spokesperson, PurseStrings is the only commercially available program that meets the demands of clients for task-based litigation budgets. For more information or to obtain a review copy of the program, contact the Villa Publishing Co. in San Diego at 800/523-4414.

Calendaring, case management
and client tracking

Ageless Software Co. has released its updated Version 4 of 1st Track Law Office. The DOS program looks and operates similar to the Windows interface and was designed for small to medium size law offices who remain committed to their DOS operating systems. Lawyers and staff can organize and track information as easily as if they were using a word processor.

1st Track combines the necessary functions of managing a law office or legal department into one package, including a Calendaring feature, Case Management feature, and Client Tracking, which provides access to pertinent client information such as name, address, telephone, fax and pager number, and social security number. It can also print reports and mailing labels.

The selling price is $179 for a single user, $359 for a 10-user network, and $539 for an unlimited user network version. All versions come with free unlimited support for six months. A 60-day trial version and user manual is also available. For more information about 1st Track call Ageless Software at 800/208-0123 or 619/2808380.