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Legal Resources: Legal News & Blogs


  • Published monthly by the American Bar Association
  • Legal news, updated throughout the business day
  • May sort news by legal topic
  • Access more than 2,000 legal blogs (or blawgs)
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  • Official publication of the New York State Bar Association
  • Published monthly
  • Includes selected articles from the print edition.
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  • Online access to legal publications, including The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, New York Law Journal and Legal Times
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New York Law Journal

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  • Read today's court opinions, search opinions, or download the Decision of Interest from the past 30 days. Opinions are from all the New York Courts of Appeal, the New York Appellate Divison, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Legal Blogs

Legal blogs (or blawgs) are valuable sources of law-related information. You can find legal blogs in nearly every subject area, by state or region, from a variety of viewpoints, and from all parts of the legal community (law academics, law practitioners, law students, law librarians, etc.). Since blogs are updated daily (and often several times a day), legal researchers can use them to stay up-to-date on current issues. In addition, legal bloggers will often post court documents on their sites and links to other sources relevant to their area of interest.

There are so many legal blogs that identifying the ones most useful to you is a daunting task. Fortunately, there are Web sites that can help you find/target blawgs. They include the following:

Below you will find a selection of legal blogs.