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Newsletter articles from 2001

An Apple a day: Macintosh becoming computer of choice for many law firms By T.L. Headley December 2001 According to a survey by the American Bar Association, Apple computers are increasingly the choice of law firms
Area code 809 telephone scam By Sandi Van Handel December 2001 Major scam: Don't respond to e-mails, phone calls, or Web pages which tell you to call an "809" phone number.
Calling all government attorneys January 2001 The ISBA's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers wants to include you in its constituency.
Carnivore is not a meat-eating animal By James Bumgarner January 2001 "Carnivore" is Internet-surveillance software, a politically correct term for the FBI's electronic eavesdropping system.
Converting documents from WordPerfect to Word in ten easy steps By Marilyn Monrose January 2001 You are about to discover a fast, simple, no-frills way to convert documents from WordPerfect to Word without the aid of conversion programs like Conversion Plus® or DocXchange®.
Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act January 2001 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.
Help for judges and attorneys is here when calculating child support, alimony, the impact of taxes in dissolution cases By Frank Gembala June 2001 At a recent continuing Judicial Education program presented by the Illinois Judicial Conference, 62 judges from throughout Illinois who preside over domestic relations dissolution of marriage cases gathered to fine tune and share their collective knowledge on how best to resolve financial issues.
How to create fractions in Word and WordPerfect without using the math feature By Marilyn Monrose June 2001 You don't need to use the Math features in Word and WordPerfect to create fractions.
I’ve got your peripatetic right here By Jay Giusti December 2001 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?
LEXISONE June 2001 After settling its litigation with Jurisline, Lexis created a new Web site called LexisOne.
My recommendations By Jay Giusti June 2001 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 By Pamela Perrone December 2001 The world has changed dramatically since the last issue of the COLT newsletter.
Search better By James Bumgarner December 2001 Long ago, for searching the Internet, there was Gopher (http://www.infospace.com/info.gopher/), and Yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com/).
Selecting a microphone for use with voice recognition software By Adrienne W. Albrecht June 2001 Users frequently complain that the same voice recognition software that works wonderfully for others simply will not recognize their voice when they try to use it.
The Standing Committee on Legal Technology breakfast seminar January 2001 The Standing Committee on Legal Technology presented a breakfast seminar to interested attorneys at the ISBA winter meeting on December 7, 2000 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel.
Time is money By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. June 2001 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 By Adrienne W. Albrecht January 2001 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 By Adrienne W. Albrecht June 2001 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.