California Bar Journal
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California Bar Journal

The State Bar of California


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Front Page - September 1998
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Need info about bar members? Look on the net
Western State law school wins provisional approval for ABA accreditation
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You Need to Know
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From the President - A privilege gone awry
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In defense of opinion
Thomas can think as he chooses
Time to drain the 'BOG'
Let's build a stronger forum
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Letters to the Editor
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Trials Digest
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Legal Tech - 10 reasons to ignore 2000 problem
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New Products & Services
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Law Practice - When mediating, let your imagination run loose
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MCLE Self-Study
The Internet and Global Implications
Self-Assessment Test
MCLE Calendar of Events
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Ethics Byte - 'He said, she said' rule for sex
Attorney disbarred after investing client's assets
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Annual Meeting
Did you know these Monterey Peninsula facts?
Scenic, legal visions on the menu
Four vie to lead embattled State Bar
11 seek five seats on bar board
District 2: Three-way race in capital and environs
District 4: Unopposed in San Francisco, Albers is ready
District 7, Office 1: 3 seek southern seat...
District 7, Office 2: ...and also in Los Angeles...
District 3: Two-way race develops in South, East Bay region


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BriefCase subscribers can receive online updates

Attorney's Briefcase Inc., publisher of Attorney's BriefCase Legal Research Software for California legal professionals, announced the inauguration of its web site for BriefCase OnCall, an online "update" service for customers of its research software products, California Law and Motion, California Evidence, California Family Law and Children and the Law.

BriefCase subscribers also automatically receive weekly notices via e-mail of all new cases published by all California, as well as many federal, courts in their areas of interest. By logging onto the web site,, they can quickly obtain a concise summary and the full text of the opinion.

BriefCase OnCall's features include: week in brief--weekly case highlights, indexed by subject; topic indexes and summaries of all relevant cases decided since the last update; alphabetical lists of all covered cases; and full text of all opinions discussed.

BriefCase OnCall is available without charge to all BriefCase subscribers and active members of the judiciary.

For further information, contact the company president, Garrett C. Dailey, at 510/836-2743 or

Lindey entertainment guide updated

Lindey on Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts, long recognized as the premier treatise on entertainment law, has been updated and revised to include the most recent legal developments in the field.

Organized by subject matter to guide researchers quickly to specific issues, its content includes legal analysis of copyrights, trademarks, defamation, computers, technology and the Internet; sample form agreements for motion pictures, television, radio, music and publicity; full texts of important statutes, cases and regulations affecting entertainment law; and commentary and extensive discussion of new case law and legislative developments.

Lindey is available from West Group for $595 per copy. For more information or to order, call 1-800/762-5272 or visit West Group's online catalog at

Abacus Law upgrade guarantees higher billings

Abacus Data Systems Inc. has introduced the V12 upgrade for Abacus Law, including Document Control to help streamline the complex functions of searching for files and juggling schedules.

V12's Document Control consists of three related features--Document Creation, Document Scheduling, and Document Tracking--which interact to form a powerful management tool allowing instant access to every document used by a practice.

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For more information, contact Abacus Data Systems at 619/452-4245 or

Document management system introduced

Integrated Litigation Solutions Inc. introduces the first fully integrated, large-scale document management and automated visual presentation system for use by law firms and corporate legal departments as well as in the courtroom. ILS Advantage allows users to scan in hundreds of thousands of pages and will build a database automatically.

For further information, call 888/545-5151 or

Matthew Bender offers Trademark law system

Matthew Bender & Co. has introduced Authority Trademark Law Interactive Drafting System (IDS), an automated document assembly forms program that includes more than 475 documents used for filing federal trademark applications and other documents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). It also is an ideal complement to Gilson, Trade-mark Protection and Practice on Authority CD-ROM, also published by Matthew Bender.

Contact the company at 1-800/223-1940 or