As I've been mentioning in Law Librarians News it really is rather dull at the moment in the world of legal publishing — from the outside anyway.
You will all know Lexis have dumped Matthew Bender and that's really the only big story of the last month. Both Lexis and Westlaw have done their usual slew of Joint Ventures, Mergers and Buyouts in the world of legal technology to boost ever decreasing revenues and as late as mid March press departments at both companies were in silent mode as the number crunchers and management run around furiously creating end of Q.1 figures for boards, MD's and investors that are designed to ensure that their jobs last into quarters 2 & 3 of 2013.
In the meantime over at House of Butter we've reported the odd mildly interesting story. If you do decide to pop over don't get too excited in advance as the stories aren't exactly scoops of the century.
However, I do have a new development at Practice Source to tell you about though. Some of you will be aware we also write a blog ALE (Australian Legal Eye) that aims to keep our readers up to date with what's going on in the Asia legal market / industry . We've now spun off a simple free fortnightly HTML newsletter that will keep readers up to date with the latest developments in the various Asian legal markets. If you'd like to subscribe just pop over to www.practicesorce.com and sign up for the newsletter. The form is in the right hand margin of the entry page
Here's a selection of recent stories we've reported on in ALE
- Holman Fenwick & Willan Appoint Aerospace Associate In Singapore
- World's Shortest Announcement – New President For China's Supreme People's Court
- Beijing Arbitration Commission To Sponsor Full Tuition Scholarship
- Norton Rose & Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Get all Cosy
- Legal Week Reports On Latest Trio Of Firms To Get Approval For Practice In Korea
- China Legal Expert says More HK Basic Law Students Needed
- Social Networking Site Launched For Partners Of Australian law Firms
- Auckland Law Students Head To Hong Kong For Moot Competition
- Singapore Law Sopciety Wants To Build Pro Bono Law Culture in ity State