September 18, 2002

Utah State Bar Selects Synchron
Innovative technology solution enables Bar Association to introduce secure content distribution to its members

Scotts Valley, Calif. / Salt Lake City – The Utah State Bar and Synchron Networks, a pioneer in the secure distribution of business information, announced today a partnership to provide secure electronic content distribution solutions to all Utah Bar members. Everserve™ secure distribution software from Synchron provides lawyers and other professionals with guaranteed delivery of sensitive or confidential documents with complete, end-to-end security using the public Internet.

Under the terms of the partnership, the Bar will work with Synchron to promote the Everserve solution to Bar members throughout Utah. The Bar considers it a priority to introduce its membership to appropriate new technology solutions that benefit the practice of law. A key benefit of the Synchron solution is its value to the law firm in building and strengthening client relationships.

"Lawyers have an obligation to their clients to protect sensitive information and a legal responsibility to comply with regulatory requirements for privacy," said John Baldwin, Executive Director, Utah State Bar. "Due to the substantial cost savings, more and more client information is distributed over the Internet today. The legal market needs the Everserve solution to protect valuable client information as it is sent over the Internet."

"We're very pleased to have gained the approval of the Utah State Bar and to now be in partnership with them," said Carl Fravel, Synchron Networks' Founder. "This partnership will help establish our market with the many Utah law firms as well as help us build similar partnerships with other state Bars across the country."

About Synchron Networks: Synchron is an innovator of secure distribution applications for the enterprise. Its technology platform easily integrates with 3rd party management and business applications and reliably deploys software or content to systems or users over any network. For more information about Synchron Networks Inc., visit http://www.synchronnetworks.com

About the Utah State Bar: The Utah State Bar serves as the regulator and professional association for Utah's 7000 lawyers. As regulator, the Bar administers the bar exam, discipline and annual licensing. A s a service provider, the Bar has publications, seminars, conventions, lawyer referral services and member benefits for its membership. The Bar was formed in 1931.


  Judith Jensen
Synchron Networks
Matt Flanagan