There are several ways to keep current with the latest legal news and trends. One of the simplest methods is to become familiar with legal news web sites and visit them regularly. Many legal news web sites offer the option for visitors to sign up for e-mail alerts that can provide up-to-the-minute news delivered to your e-mail inbox. It is also possible to use a combination of web resources and e-mail to monitor court dockets. If you need in-depth information about a topic, you might consider joining a legal listserv or e-mail discussion list. Finally a recent strategy for staying on top of current legal topics is to become acquainted with legal blogs and how to access them. The latest expansion of blogging that is useful for obtaining current information is podcasting or sending soundfiles via the Internet. It’s important to note that in today’s wired world that many people report being overwhelmed by information especially in electronic format. Rather than try to regularly use all of the methods and resources described below, my suggestion is that you sample them and try to figure out which ones best suit your needs. You should probably limit yourself to a few current awareness resources daily. Don’t forget to take time to contemplate the implications of the news you discover and try not to allow your attention to get too fragmented.
Watson, Carol A., "Keeping Current: Staying Abreast of Legal Topics Plus a Sneak Peek at Emerging Technologies" (2005). Presentations. Paper 12.