LOIS Professional Library

The Connecticut series of LOIS CD-ROM products is produced by Law Office Information Systems, Inc. Subscribers receive an updated CD library every quarter plus weekly updates through LOIS' N-Line update service. With a modem of at least 14,400 baud and 10 to 15 MB on a hard drive, weekly electronic updates can be received for the Connecticut database. The new updates to the law are downloaded directly to the PC or network and the only expense is the phone call through the modem to initiate the online update (the phone line connection is to Van Buren, Arkansas). When you install each quarterly updated CD-ROM, the downloaded data from N-Line is automatically deleted freeing up space for the next weekly update. The software included with LOIS allows the updates to be scheduled for a particular day each week and at a particular time on that day so it will not cause an interruption in use. N-Line is already included in the subscription rate. The entire cost is $1080.00 for two years. There are no network charges, regardless of the number of users. The Connecticut CD-ROM contains more than 200,000 pages of legal information. The sources for the data are official electronic opinions of the Supreme Court and the Appellate Court. Other data is received directly from the official publishers, or the official offices which produce the information. The LOIS Connecticut Library currently contains: 1. Connecticut Supreme Court Reports........................1899 to date (updated from CLJ) 2. Connecticut Superior Court Reports.........................1935 to date (published opinions) 1990 to date (unpublished opinions) 3. Connecticut Appellate Court Reports........................11/22/83 to date( CLJ) 4. Connecticut Workers' Compensation Decisions........9/17/81-12/11/97 5. Connecticut Statutes................................................Revised to 1/1/97 6. Connecticut 1993 Public Acts...................................Current through Oct. 1993 Special Session 7. Connecticut 1994 Public Acts..................................Current through Nov. 1994 Special Session 8. Connecticut 1995 Public Acts..................................Current through 1995 Regular Session 9. Connecticut 1996 Public Acts..................................Current through 1996 Regular Session 10.Connecticut 1997 Public Acts..................................Current through Oct. 1997 Special Session 11.Connecticut Regulations..........................................Current through1/13/98 12. Connecticut Practice Book & Forms.......................Current through 1/13/98 For price information, ordering or coverage questions contact Gary C. Hoad, Law Office Information Systems, Inc. Northeast Regional Director at 860-620-9059.

West's Connecticut CD-ROM Library

West Publishing Company produces a CD-ROM for Connecticut on five discs. Updates come on new CD-ROM discs and are issued quarterly. To maintain currency of information between quarterly updates, West sends weekly advanced sheets in print format. The WESTLAW LINK feature allows you to access WESTLAW from the CD-ROM software in order to obtain updates within the last 24 hours. Other features include a hypertext link so the user can move quickly from statute citations in cases to the statutes themselves and then on to the cited regulations. With the subscription to the CD-ROM library, a password to WESTLAW is automatically received as well. The WESTLAW LINK allows the user to verify federal law, to shepardize, and to access key number summaries. The CD-ROM comes in a Windows version, DOS version, or a MAC version. Once the new quarterly update is received, the old discs are sent back to West. There is no initial licensing fee in order to subscribe to any of the West CD-ROM Libraries. Subscription rates are by month and the rate varies. If the book format of the Connecticut General Statutes Annotated are owned and kept current, a discount is given on the monthly fee. It is possible to sign up on a two month trial basis or pay the subscription on a month by month basis depending on the subscriber's financial situation. The West Connecticut CD-ROM Library currently includes: West's Connecticut General Statutes Annotated - 1 Disc: 1. West's Connecticut General Statutes Annotated 2. State Constitution and statutes 3. General Index and Popular Name Table 4. Session laws, as necessary due to legislative activity Features include: 1. Notes of Decisions including summaries and citations to Connecticut Attorney General Opinions and federal cases originating in Connecticut 2. Legislative History 3. References to USCA, Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, Connecticut Practice Series, Connecticut Law Review Commentaries and West's Key Number System. 4. Hypertext links to Connecticut Reporter and USCA Connecticut Reporter & Connecticut General Statutes (Official) - 2 Discs: (Includes Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies) 1. Connecticut case law 1939 to date as reported in Atlantic Reporter, 2d. - Supreme Court - Appellate Court - Superior Court - Unpublished Connecticut case law 1990 to date - Worker's Compensation decisions 1980 to date 2. Connecticut General Statutes (Official) - State Constitution and statutes - Connecticut state court rules - General Index and Popular Name Table - Session laws, as necessary due to legislative activity - Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies - Connecticut Attorney General opinions 1969 to date Reporter Features: 1. Three research safety nets to match words and concepts 2. Synopsis offering a concise summary of the facts, issues and holding of the case 3. Headnotes for every point of law 4. West's exclusive topics and key numbers 5. Pagination to Connecticut State Reports and Atlantic Reporter, 2d for accuracy and convenience using citations. 6. Hypertext links to cases cited within an opinion and to West's Connecticut General Statutes Annotated or Official Connecticut General Statutes. 7. Connecticut Attorney General Opinions from 1969 to date. 8. Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Connecticut Practice-1 disc 1. In-depth analysis by Connecticut practitioners on practice and procedure. 2. Practice forms and jury instructions to copy and paste on your computer Includes the following titles: Superior Court Civil Rules, Third Ed., Practice Book Annotated Forms, Second Ed., Superior Court Criminal Rules, Criminal Jury Instructions, Trial Practice, Family Law and Practice with Forms, Land Use Law and Practice, and Rules of Appellate Procedure. West's Connecticut Digest CD-ROM Edition-1 disc Covers 1764 to date, able to search full Key Number outline and every digest topic with digest paragraphs classified under each Key Number. There is customer support provided at no extra charge which includes reference attorneys, technical support, toll-free telephone numbers, training by telephone, training at West Information Centers, and telephone support available 7 days a week. West CD-ROM Libraries use PREMISE Research Software, developed for professional research and specifically legal research. It combines the familiarity of book research with the efficiency of computer-assisted research resulting in a flexible and powerful search software for legal research. For product information contact Kevin Crimmins, West Group Sales Representative, at 860-485-1655 or by fax at 860-485-1560.

Connecticut Statutes on CD-ROM

This CD-ROM product, the Connecticut Statutes on CD-ROM, distributed by Oasis Publishing Inc., includes the 1998 cumulative statutes as published in the official "Blue Set" - no annotations. The 1999 public and special acts are also included. All information is contained on one disc. Features include full boolean logic search capabilities, on-screen editing, electronic bookmarking, and cut-and-paste data transfer to printer or word processor. Fulcrum is the name of the search engine. All words are linked and indexed. There are fifteen lines free for each search string. It is compatible with Windows and prints with only a couple of keystrokes. Oasis updates once a year coinciding with the issue of the state statutes. You can receive updates automatically or Oasis will send you a letter to notify you the updated disc has become available. There is no contract or site license for this disc and it may be networked. Oasis offers a demonstration search for you over the phone and will mail you the search results. As of Fall 1999, the subscription price is $59.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling. Subscription includes an instruction manual, a quick key reference laminated card, information on updates and toll-free technical assistance if needed. To find out more about this CD-ROM, contact: Linda White - Marketing Manager Oasis Publishing, Inc. 941 "O" Street, Suite 800 Lincoln, NE 68508 Call: (402)-476-0666 or (800)-377-LAWS FAX: (402)-476-3565

Connecticut LawDesk

This CD-ROM is produced by West Group. It is available in either Windows, DOS and MacIntosh versions. It comes in Folio format 3.1 which has increased the speed of the search engine for more time efficient searching. Information is divided by case, statute, or annotation, then further divided into subsections of information such as section text and headnotes. Hypertext links are given to related cases, statutes, articles, and forms throughout Folio library. Also, the documents on LawDesk can be easily downloaded to a diskette in order to copy the text into a personal document. Access is available, for additional charge, to KeyCite and other Westlaw databases. Discs are updated quarterly, and a direct connection to WESTLAW is available for updating of recent cases. LawDesk is contained on two CD-ROM discs. The initial licensing fee is $1,695.00 with a monthly subscription rate of $79.00 per month. (These are approximate price ranges as of 9/95 - call for current pricing.) Updates, in disc format, are sent four times a year. LawDesk currently includes: 1. Connecticut Supreme Court Reports,1885 to date 2. Connecticut Appellate Court Decisions,1983 to date 3. Connecticut Superior Court Cases, 1935 to date 4. Workers' Compensation Decisions, 1980 to date 5. Connecticut General Statutes Unannotated and Annotated 6. Former Court of Common Pleas, 1961-1974 7. Connecticut Regulations 8. Housing Court decisions, 1935 to date 9. Connecticut Attorney General opinions, 1969 to date 10. Available slip opinions To receive a free demo of LawDesk or to obtain more information about this CD-ROM product call 1-800-762-5272.

Munilaw Zoning By-laws and Maps on CD-ROM

Single CD available for MA, CT, NH and RI. Contains information for every city and town in each state, with every zoning map by city or town (not searchable). Contains zoning and subdivision by-laws, relevant statutes, regulations, articles and acts, with more information being added as they update. One year subscription includes unlimited toll-free customer support for questions and updates between releases, two updates per year (except RI), and discounted first year renewal. For more information, contact Munilaw at 145 Washington Street, Suite 16, Norwell, MA, 02061; Telephone (800) 435-4035; Fax (781) 792-0648; or visit their website at http://www.munilaw.com.

Connecticut Reports Archives CD-ROM

 six disk CD-ROM set containing the following volumes:
  • Kirby's Reports
  • Root's Reports Volumes 1 and 2
  • Day's Reports Volumes 1-5
  • Connecticut Reports Volumes 1-129
  • Digest of Decisions Connecticut (Dowling) First Series, 10 volume set
  • Phillips Digest, 3 volume set
The CD-ROM set includes the Alchemy search and retrieval software. Both the Digest of Decisions Connecticut (Dowling) and the Phillips Digest are fully indexed. Use the Alchemy software to locate volume and page in the digests, then use the same software to retrieve desired page images from the other volumes. The IBM PC compatible set contains full installation instructions and extensive on-screen help. Unlimited technical support will be provided by the Commission on Official Legal Publications at 860-741-3027. The price for the CD-ROM set is $225.00. Published by Commission of Official Legal Publications.