Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tracking Law Firm Newsletters With Linex Legal

Linex Legal, a service based in the United Kingdom, is offering access to articles, as well as to newsletter material produced by big law firms and organizations in jurisdictions such as Australia, Canada, France, the United States, the UK and others.

I registered for free and signed up for e-mail newsletters containing material from Canadian, UK, US and Australian law firms and organizations. It is also possible to sign up for RSS feeds.

Among the Canadian law firms whose newsletters are available are: Torys, Stikeman Elliott, McCarthy Tétrault, Gowling Lafleur Henderson, Goodmans, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh, McMillan Binch Mendelsohn and Heenan Blaikie.

Keeping track of law firm newsletters has never been easy.

On March 8, 2005, I wrote a post entitled We need a central repository for Canadian law firm newsletters and bulletins:

"Every major law firm publishes newsletters, news alerts, law updates, bulletins, commentaries. Right now, though, users have to make their way to each law firm web site to scan for new releases. Or users have to go through the trouble of signing up by e-mail with each firm that publishes in the area of law they want to track".
Hardly any major Canadian law firms offer RSS feeds. The Quebec government Crown agency SOQUIJ (Société québécoise d'information juridique) does offer the Bulletins juridiques service that lists law firm newsletter articles by subject category but it is not searchable and there is no way to sign up to receive notification of new newsletters published. It is only possible to subscribe to an RSS feed for commentary written specifically for SOQUIJ itself.

So Linex Legal appears to be a welcome addition to current awareness services.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:58 pm


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great resource. Thanks for pointing it out!

9:38 am  

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