October 13, 2005
Clearinghouse of Law Firm Newsletters
In preparation for a CLE I am teaching on advanced internet searching for lawyers I wanted to include a few tips on free internet legal research resources. Looking through Robert J. Ambrogi’s excellent The Best (And Worst) Legal Sites on the Web it occurred to me that law firm newsletters would be a good source of current events information in specific practice areas. Now if I could just find a site that collected and organized them. After a quick post to law-lib I discovered the following meta sites for finding law firm newsletters:
Mondaq aims to be a comprehensive resource of professionals’ knowledge and expertise. Focuses on large accounting and law firms with major international firms included. Users can search or browse by author, country or topic. http://www.mondaq.com/
SurfWax’s news accumulator provides access to law firm publications and newsletters and arranges them by subject area. http://news.surfwax.com/law/
VenuLex provides online legal information from leading law firms to business and professional members. VenuLex members have access to constantly updated high quality legal information. The VenuLex database can be searched by legal topic or jurisdiction - it includes legal explanations, updates, alerts and forms regarding all types of legal and regulatory issues that members face on a regular basis. Information on VenuLex is current, accurate, and relevant. http://www.venulex.com/ (description from the VenuLex site)
Knowledge Mosaic currently maintains three topical databases of law firm memos of the leading American Lawyer 100 and 200 firms. The databases cover the practice areas of SEC corporate and securities, FCC communications, and FERC energy. The SEC related data base contains nearly 6000 law firm memos searchable by topics such as Proxy Reporting, Hedge Funds, and Broker-Dealers. The communications database contains over 2000 memos, searchable by FCC related topic. Energy Mosaic, currently maintains nearly 1000 memos covering FERC topics. (description from e-mail received from sales rep who offered a generous trial period) http://www.knowledgemosaic.com/
Lee Peoples, Oklahoma City University Law Library
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You might want to add http://www.internationallawoffice.com/ which also aggregates newsletters.
On the corporate end, http://www.realcorporatelawyer.com/lfpubs.html and http://www.bowne.com/bsc/analysis.asp (they abstract articles and law firm bulletins).
Posted by: martina anders | Oct 28, 2005 4:47:54 PM