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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lexology



Information overload is real, but is only a problem because most people get too much information from the wrong sources. Getting information from the right sources is often half the battle. 

If you are looking for smart and informative stories on current events and trends in the business world from a legal angle then try out the web site called Lexology.  Lexology is sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel and it provides articles written by practicing attorneys. These articles are usually posted on law firm’s web sites as marketing tools or simply to keep clients informed. The articles available on Lexology are targeted at business lawyers and cover a variety of issues. An article may focus on a recent case decision and a discussion of the implications of the court’s ruling.  Another article may highlight a new piece of legislation or a new rule and how each will be implemented and what steps affected parties (i.e. Clients) can take to comply with the new law. Still another may simply be a news story often with an explanation from a legal viewpoint.  

The site is searchable by keyword, jurisdiction, practice area, and firm and also allows arranging results by most recent or most popular.  While the search function is helpful and Lexology places up-to-date stories on its front page; the site’s real value, and its selling point is as a subscription service.  Registration is free. Once registered you are offered a variety of practice areas you can receive updates for. Updates can also be limited by jurisdiction. Stories come by email once a day.
To prevent information overload, only get the best information available. Lexology makes good information available for free.  

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