In my previous life, in academic law libraries, it was easy to keep up with current law journals, newspapers, and newsletters. Print and online subscriptions came right to my desk, which also wasn’t in a fishbowl so I had time to read and talk to colleagues about what we were all reading. But in the small public law library world, and the small law firm world too, it’s not so easy to keep up. But you still need to. It’s one thing to know how to find the law (and that’s hard enough), but sometimes you need a new legal theory or a jump start to get your mind racing in creative circles, which is where reading legal literature comes in. Your clients deserve nothing less.
Current Law Journal Content is a fun and easy way to follow some of the legal literature. Play around with it. It looks a bit cryptic at first glance, but try it out, fill in different profiles, and you’ll see how useful it is.