DID YOU MIGRATE TO WORD RELUCTANTLY?Many law firms have been
reluctant to switch from WordPerfect to Word, because Word
lacks the reveal codes function they've depended upon. Ordinarily,
Word reveals no more than the formatting at any one point.
However, a software product called CrossEyes actually shows
all the codes in a Word document in a single view, so that
you can always see exactly what is going on with the document's
formatting. Format codes are displayed in different colors
right below your document window; one click in the window
and you can edit the properties. To see reviews, preview a
version of CrossEyes, and download of 15-day evaluation copy,
ENRON BANKRUPTCY DOCS ALL ONLINE
Now there is unlimited free access to all documents filed
with the Bankruptcy Court in connection with the Enron Chapter
11 cases. See www.elaw4enron.com.
In addition to the numerous creditors and approximately 500
law firms involved in the Chapter 11 cases, apparently more
than 25,000 current and former Enron employees are watching
these proceedings online. Anyone interested can join them.
More than 10,000 individual documents are expected to be generated
in the case. Stakeholders, especially employees, can view
or download exact copies of the digital court filings and
keep apprised of docket developments and hearing dates. Elaw's
site has made the mountain of documents in the largest bankruptcy
filing in history manageable and available to anyone interested.
ARMATTA ON MILOSEVIC ONLINE
Occasional Bulletin contributor Judith Armatta is now working
in The Hague, and at the time of this writing is covering
the Milosevic trial for the Coalition for International Justice.
Her interesting articles can be found on the coalition's website
SWITCHING WIRELESS PHONES? DONATE
THE OLD ONE
Rather than throwing your old wireless phone away, consider
Donate a Phone. The collection is designed to provide domestic
violence victims and organizations with a powerful tool in
the fight against domestic violence, a wireless phone.
The Wireless Foundation, the National
Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Motorola have worked
together since 1996 to provide free phones to domestic violence
victims. Free emergency airtime is donated by participating
wireless service providers. There's a long list of places
in Oregon and Vancouver, Wash. to donate a phone; consult
the list at www.
Donations and related shipping charges
are tax deductible. Another way in to the information is through
www. donateaphone.com; then follow the links to the pertinent
information. Discontinue your old wireless phone service before
giving the phone away, of course.
IT'S THE 2-YEAR OLD'S FAULT, OF
Recently in Beaverton Municipal Court, Judge Peter Ackerman
took a guilty plea from someone charged with theft II. The
defendant had stolen some diapers. The judge writes, 'At
sentencing, I asked what his problem was, since he was fully
employed. His answer: 'The problem is that my kid needs to
get potty trained.' ' (Parenting classes were soon on
his to-do list, among other things.)
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Library Open House is May 22
The Oregon Supreme Court Library, which became
the State of Oregon Law Library by act of the 2001 legislature,
has a new look. The venerable library's interior was recently
renovated to allow use of new technologies, while preserving
the historical ambience of the 1914 Supreme Court Building.
To celebrate these transitions, Oregon lawyers are invited
to an open house at the library May 22, 1 to 5 p.m. Chief
Justice Wallace P. Carson Jr. will dedicate the newly enhanced
library at 3 p.m. Books withdrawn from the library collection
will be available for sale.