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Hyperlinked electronic brief on CD-ROM to assist in appeal review DENVER, CO, Nov. 30, 2000 � realLegal.com, a Law.com Inc. subsidiary and the leader in e-brief technology, has been selected to use its ground breaking technology to produce electronic briefs on CD-ROM on behalf of Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. Department of Justice. These electronic briefs were ordered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for their review in the case of the software giant’s breakup. Microsoft, which filed its mandated 150-page paper brief this past Monday, will be the first to file its electronic version with the federal appeals court today, three days after submitting the paper version of the brief. The e-brief includes the paper brief with hyperlinks to more than 20,000 pages of data and 6,000 exhibits (including video demonstrations), digitally stored thereon. realLegal.com’s proprietary CD-ROM publishing technology employs a rules-based publishing engine which can create thousands of hyperlinks instantaneously. Additionally, the e-brief is searchable in a variety of ways with realLegal.com’s unique search engine designed specifically for legal briefs. The Justice Department will also use realLegal.com’s brief-publishing services when it files its e-brief with the court on January 15th, three days after its paper brief is filed. The realLegal.com team will produce at total of four e-briefs for the appeals process: the opening appellate brief due today, the response brief for the U.S. Government due Jan. 15, the e-brief version of Microsoft’s reply brief due Feb. 1 and a version of the three prior briefs with final record citations due on Feb. 12th. Any amicus briefs submitted to realLegal.com will be included on the final CD-ROM. “We were pleased that the federal court recognized the benefits that e-brief technology could bring to the review of a case of this size and complexity,” said Marty Steinberg, President of realLegal.com. “By using simple mouse clicks to replace the tedious research process, which often involves reviewing mountains of books, reels of video and boxes of paper, we hope to streamline the review efforts for the justices. It’s great to see our company’s unique technology at work in a case of this proportion.” The U.S. Court of Appeals issued their orders on Oct. 11th, adopting Microsoft’s suggestion that the parties be permitted to file e-briefs three days after the filing of their paper briefs. Thejustices involved will have both the traditional briefs submitted with exhibits and the e-brief for their use in reviewing the case. realLegal.com’s rules-based publishing technology allows for easy publishing of massive amounts of data, allowing for the three-day turnaround of the e-brief. “At Law.com, we continue to revolutionize the legal profession by providing mission critical management applications,” said Bill Feid, CEO ofLaw.com.” e-brief, through this highly visible case, showcases one of the many technologies and leading-edge solutions that we are bringing to the emerging world of e-law.” More on e-brief TechnologyA realLegal.com e-brief� published to a CD-ROM includes all of the documents that constitute a traditional paper brief and all of the documents that are referenced in the brief, all digitally stored and hyperlinked. realLegal.com publishes briefs at the request of any state or district court, as well as for attorneys. Typically, briefs, transcripts and audio/video are gathered; hard copies of exhibits or lower court records are scanned, case law is downloaded and all documents are hyperlinked. realLegal.com e-briefs are organized systematically from the Table of Contents to the Conclusion and allow for seamless review via hyperlinks and navigation tools that can also allow for pinpoint or string citing. realLegal.com’s e-brief, a sample of which is available here, made history in late April at the Supreme Court of the United States as the justices and lawyers on both sides of Harris Trust v. Salomon Smith Barney were presented with one CD-ROM which replaced five exhibit boxes and 11 separate briefs with 5,000 links to case law and citations in the case. A realLegal.com e-brief� published to a CD-ROM includes all of the documents that constitute a traditional paper brief and all of the documents that are referenced in the brief, all digitally stored and hyperlinked. realLegal.com publishes briefs at the request of any state or district court, as well as for attorneys. About realLegal.com Denver-based realLegal.com is a subsidiary of Law.com’s expansive applications division. The company offers technology solutions for the legal arena, including courts, litigators and the $5.5 billion court reporting industry. As the creator and definitive expert in digital transcripts, realLegal.com offers a host of transcript-related products and services based on its industry standard product, e-transcript�, from e-signature services to sophisticated court transcript management systems. About Law.com Law.com, a privately held company, is the Web’s most comprehensive legal destination and provider of legal application solutions. The company’s products provide legal professionals and law students with the tools and intelligence required to compete and succeed in today’s wired world. Customers of Law.com manage their practices through a host of practice-critical software applications, track breaking developments in the law; purchase law books, software, forms and information products online; research issues and cases, or explore nationwide job openings in the legal industry. Investors in Law.com include majority owner U.S. Equity Partners L.P., a private equity investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein Perella & Co., and SOFTBANK Capital Partners L.P., a late-stage Internet venture investment group sponsored by SOFTBANK Corp.

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