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Date : 04-24-2007

Bracewell & Giuliani enhances its enterprise-search performance


The nation's leading law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP, has deployed a new enterprise-search software suite. Provided by Recommind, the MindServer Legal platform will facilitate cost-effective searches, access, and the transmission of relevant information across the law firm's offices. According to firm partner Robert Stephens, MindServer Legal will save valuable time during the search process, leaving more time for clients. Strengthening firms' internal information-retrieval systems, the platform integrates firms' applications and information repositories, providing swift access to important information. MindServer Legal applications deployed by Bracewell & Giuliani include Enterprise Search and Matters & Expertise. Headquartered in San Francisco, Recommind serves clients such as Bertelsmann, BMW, Cleary Gottlieb, and DuPont. Bracewell & Giuliani has offices in New York, Connecticut, Texas, Washington, DC, Kazakhstan, and London. It concentrates on energy and financial services.

New York Document Scanning launches new service for legal offices


Global outsourcing company New York Document Scanning has launched a new legal document-scanning and litigation-support service in Manhattan. Beneficial to law firms and corporate clients, the cost-effective service provides scanning, courtroom trial-presenting, document coding and indexing, blowback, data entry, and optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities, among others. It also provides customized load files (including ASCII and TXT files) compatible with major document-management software systems such as Summation, Sanction II, and Concordance. The company will serve law firm and corporate clients in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Headquartered in New York, New York Document Scanning provides data-entry services, cad conversion, cad drafting, and 3D modeling at offshore prices. In addition to its New York location, the company has offices in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Orange County, California, and Kolkata, India.

WinScribe's digital-dictation software integrated with Interwoven's WorkSite


WinScribe, the leading digital-dictation workflow software provider, and Interwoven, the leading provider of content-management solutions worldwide, have coordinated their systems. The integration of WinScribe's digital-dictation solution with Interwoven's WorkSite will save law firms time. The integrated solution is expected to improve workflow management in law firms and enhance the ways firms communicate critical data. It will enable lawyers to attach relevant files stored in WorkSite to dictation requests before they are sent to legal assistants for transcription. Lawyers will no longer need to send secretaries information about other documents required for transcription. Upon opening a dictation file, a secretary will receive a notification from WorkSite in WinScribe indicating that attachments or links must be added to the transcription. After the transcription has been completed and saved using WorkSite, the secretary can attach a link with the dictation file to a document stored in WorkSite.

Ulmer & Berne adds associate to its employment and labor law group


Former president of Olympia Properties, LLC, Brian T. Robinson has joined Ulmer & Berne, LLP, as an associate in the firm's employment and labor law group. Robinson focuses on employment, education, and civil rights litigation. He represents clients in matters involving employment-discrimination claims, breach of contract, defamation, and federal civil rights claims pertaining to the U.S. Constitution, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and equal protection matters. Earlier, Robinson worked for Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP. Formed in 1908, Ulmer & Berne has been included on BTI Consulting Group's list of 85 U.S. firms "who deliver the best value for the dollar." BTI's list is based on a survey of corporate counsel.

Newly formed immigration firm uses INSZoom's communication vehicle


Newly formed immigration law firm Immigration Matters, LLC, boasts that it has implemented the latest in international communication technology. The law firm has partnered with INSZoom, Inc., which provides an Internet-based communication vehicle that interfaces directly between the firm's clients and staff. The solution allows documents to be uploaded regardless of location. Its secure server ensures the safety of online payments and allows case-status checking. It also helps with e-filing and improving typewritten communications, assisting the law firm with simplifying its processes. Located in Frederick, MD, Immigration Matters focuses on employment and family-based immigration issues. A Microsoft-certified partner, INSZoom is a premier immigration case-management software company. It helps law firms and corporate immigration departments automate and manage their work effectively.

Kilpatrick Stockton opens "power room" to all staff members


In the stressful work environment of New York City, a room where one can take a brief nap is always welcome. Kilpatrick Stockton's "power room" allows staff members to do just that. About three years ago, the firm set aside a room for nursing mothers. Today, the room can be used by any lawyer or employee who wants to take a quick nap, although nursing mothers are still given priority. The power room, which has a sign that says, "Shhhhhhh…I'm in here snoozing," has no windows and features a recliner, couch, blanket, coffee table, and lamp. Staff members typically use the room for 10-to-20-minute breaks. Kilpatrick Stockton also offers its staff backup childcare, concierge services, and adult daycare facilities, among other perks.

Sommer Barnard, PC, partners with EK Errands Express to initiate work-life balance program


Law firm Sommer Barnard, PC, which has been voted "One of 50 Best Places to Work" for the second consecutive year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, has initiated a work-life balance program for its staff. EK Errands Express has partnered with Sommer Barnard to offer personal services to the firm's employees at both its downtown Indianapolis and Keystone at the Crossing offices. The program is dedicated to helping employees accomplish personal tasks that they find difficult to complete due to lack of time, money, or both. EK Errands, which provides personal-assistant and concierge services and handles errands, offers a variety of legal services, including a dedicated courier service, court filings, and services of process. The work-life balance program has been designed to improve employee retention, boost morale, and increase productivity. As they will have assistance with managing necessary personal tasks, employees will be able to dedicate more time to family and leisure instead of sacrificing their weekends to run errands. EK Errands' services are available to Sommer Barnard's staff two days per week during normal business hours.

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