The legal landscape is constantly evolving, and those responsible for keeping up need the latest resources and information to be successful in their roles, whether that’s an in-house counsel position, a lawyer at a firm, or another legal function.
There are countless blogs, websites, publications, and organizations dedicated to serving the unique needs of legal professionals. We’ve put together a list of some of the most helpful online resources available for lawyers, legal teams, and in-house counsel.
Above the Law
Above the Law is a legal website that goes behind-the-scenes to provide a new perspective on the world of law. The site offers news and insights about the biggest names and key players in the industry, as well as commentary on breaking news and legal developments.
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a bar association with corporate counsel members across the globe who receive access to practical resource materials, peer networking opportunities, and more. ACC promotes the professional interests of in-house counsel through information, educational events, and advocacy initiatives. They also publish the award-winning ACC Docket magazine, and distribute helpful content through the ACC In Brief E-newsletter. The Docket’s website also features plenty of free news and featured stories written specifically for in-house counsel.
Corporate Counsel Business Journal
Corporate Counsel Business Journal (CCBJ) has provided relevant and timely industry information for general counsel and other members of the in-house legal community for over 25 years. Their content is designed to resonate with a variety of groups and sectors, including corporate law departments, outside counsel, educators, businesspeople, bar associations, legal foundations, and others.
CCBJ specializes in delivering in-depth content that provides consistent value to their readers and partners, helping in-house counsel prepare for the constant changes and evolution of the industry.
General Counsel News
General Counsel News provides news, content, and announcements tailored to the needs and interests of general counsel, executives, in-house attorneys, and private practice attorneys throughout the United States, all free of charge. Readers also have the option of subscribing to the General Counsel News email, which provides a roundup of news and resources, as well as information from partners including webinars, survey results, white papers, and more.
International Association of Contract and Commercial Management
The International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) has over 60,000 members representing more than 170 countries and over 23,000 public and private sector organizations. IACCM members are made up of many industries and roles, including contract and commercial managers, negotiators, attorneys and supply chain professionals. They also offer Corporate Membership options, which provide enhanced services to support performance and understand market trends.
IACCM members can access a wide variety of resources, including discussion forums, webinars, in-person meetings and conferences, articles, white papers, and case studies, trainings and certifications, and other contract and commercial management insights.
Lexology offers a comprehensive source of international legal updates, analysis and insights. They have a searchable online resource library complete with webinars and more than 850,000 articles, including over 450 new articles every day. Their content comes from more than 900 law firms and service providers around the world. Email subscribers can select specific work areas and jurisdictions, so information is relevant and tailored to specific industries and interests.
Today’s General Counsel
Today’s General Counsel is an award winning publication designed to address the needs of all members of the C-Suite. Their website is updated daily to bring readers a curated selection of news and features from publications and blogs around the world. Today’s General Counsel also offers a daily newsletter for the corporate market, offering strategic advice on trends that will impact business.
Their educational arm, called Today’s General Counsel Institute, hosts in-person forums throughout the United States, designed to provide C-level executives with real solutions to their biggest business challenges. Some of the topics addressed during these forums include legal operations, cybersecurity, and e-discovery.