The newsletter of the ISBA's Standing Committee on Legal Technology
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Area code 809 telephone scam
Major scam: Don't respond to e-mails, phone calls, or Web pages which tell you to call an "809" phone number.
Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
On June 30, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. The Act applies to most industries, including the insurance industry generally, and title insurance in particular.
I’ve got your peripatetic right here
Investing in computer technology sometimes seems to require a call to Miss Cleo: How can we predict, with some assurance of accuracy, which emergent products are most likely to be around for awhile?
After settling its litigation with Jurisline, Lexis created a new Web site called LexisOne.
You may have heard about a new top-level domain becoming available for Internet Web addresses, and the March 2001 issue of ABA Law Practice Management has a good description of new ones particularly including .pro that is intended for professionals such as attorneys.
Note from the chair
The world has changed dramatically since the last issue of the COLT newsletter.
Long ago, for searching the Internet, there was Gopher (http://www.infospace.com/info.gopher/), and Yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com/).
Time is money
I recently encountered a small office that is still using the word processor to prepare bills.
Using the “if…then” field to automate documents in Word
Have you ever tried to set up fields in a pleading only to discover the next time you try to use them that it was more trouble to create than it was worth because of all the necessary editing for gender and tense?
Using the Mail Merge feature of Microsoft Word
In previous versions, the Mail Merge feature of Microsoft Word had so many limitations and was so difficult to use that it was not worth the hassle for any but the most sophisticated users.