The legal profession is not generally known for its use of technology. But Spiwak & Iezza, an Encino, Calif. law firm, has found that some simple tools can help speed up the collection of bad debts on behalf of its bank clients:

* Keeps a data base of pleadings, motions, and other legal briefs that are tailored for individual cases.

* Has online access to a data base that provides instant access to documents filed in court.

* Can file court documents to several jurisdictions by fax or modem.

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