PCLAW UPDATE

LexisNexis has updated some of its software for law firm accounting, but the upgrades only make it harder to figure out the LexisNexis product line.PCLaw had been a stand-alone law firm accounting program for many years when LexisNexis acquired it in 2005. Over the...

MORE COPYRIGHT CRAZINESS

The world of copyright protection is a mess, and each day brings new craziness. A Federal District Court judge granted a ruling for summary judgment against a family that had run Kazaa on a computer with copyrighted material in a shared folder – with no evidence...

THE QUEST FOR FREE ONLINE COURT RULINGS

Another attempt is being made to bypass West and Lexis-Nexis and make court rulings available online for free – and it’s coming from Sebastopol.Carl Malamud is an Internet activist whose offices are in the Sebastopol complex owned by publisher Tim...

AMICUS V SUPPORT ENDING

Law office alert: According to this blog, Gavel & Gown will be ending technical support for Amicus Attorney version V on June 1, 2007.That creates a business-critical problem for law offices using Amicus – the simple reality is that database-driven programs...

TIMESLIPS & VISTA FOLLOWUP

Timeslips has updated its web site with information about Vista compatibility – or more accurately, lack of compatibility. Other vendors are working out their Vista issues; Timeslips is beginning to stand out like a sore thumb.The company reports firmly that...

TIMESLIPS & VISTA COMPATIBILITY

Vista compatibility will be hit or miss for the next year. Some business-critical software won’t run on Windows Vista; I’ll be doing what I can to help businesses learn that before they buy new computers.It will be a moving target. There will be many lists...