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Lexis Web

Lexis Web is a legal search engine provided by online information provider LexisNexis. The search engine enables keyword searching of a selection of handpicked, freely available, full text legal resources along with additional subscription content for LexisNexis subscribers. Results can be refined using a range of filters including legal topics compiled from the LexisNexis legal classification system, subject, source, geography, companies, people and keyword. These headings break down into more specific sub groups relevant to the search.

LXBN: the LexBlog Network

The LXBN website brings together recent posts from a large number of legal blogs, arranged by area of law, from Administrative to Technology. The site also acts as a portal to each individual blog. Probably the majority of the blogs are US-based, but some are based elsewhere and/or have a global focus. The site is searchable or browseable, and popular posts are highlighted on the home page. LXBN was set up by Kevin O'Keefe of LexBlogs, a US company that builds and supports blogs for lawyers.

ABA Journal

Full text, online version of the ABA Journal (the journal of the American Bar Association). The Journal contains feature articles, letters and regular columns focusing on careers, technology, litigation, ethics and Supreme Court reports. Issues of the magazine are made freely available online back to 2004. Additional content is also provided on the website. This includes a regularly updated legal news page and a directory of blawgs (legal weblogs). The Blawg Directory arranges blogs by legal subject, author type (e.g. judge, law professor, attorney etc), state or law school.

East Timor Legal News Archive

Archive of East Timor legal and political news from the now-defunct East Timor Legal Information website, provided by Australian lawyer Warren Wright. Most of the news items in the Archive emanate from the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). The Archive page includes a link to more recent news from the East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin.

Chinese Law Prof Blog

The Chinese Law Prof Blog is edited by Donald C. Clarke, a specialist in Chinese law and Professor of Law at George Washington University. It covers Chinese legal developments, conferences, publications and research resources and has an archive extending back to 2005. The site has links to a set of research guides on Chinese law.

Vietnam Legal Update

The Vietnam Legal Updates are published and made freely available online by Australian law firm Allens Arthur Robinson. The updates are published monthly and include news on legal and commercial developments in Vietnam. Full text PDF copies of 2007 issues are available to download from the site. Earlier issues (back to 1998) are summarised but are currently not available to download. Recent issues have carried features on commercial banking institutions, anti corruption and laws relating to domestic funds. All issues of Vietnam Legal Update can be searched by keyword.


Lexology is an online information service made freely available by Globe Business Publishing Ltd. It provides a searchable database of in-house articles and bulletins produced by law firms. The articles contain market intelligence, legal analysis and know-how covering subjects such as arbitration, commercial and company law, e-commerce, environmental law, white collar crime, media and entertainment, litigation, leisure and tourism and telecommunications. The database can be searched by jurisdiction (currently UK or US), subject or law firm.

Current Awareness from the Inner Temple Library

This is a current awareness blog compiled by staff at the Inner Temple Library in London, containing legal news and developments of interest to UK lawyers and law students. The blog was established in April 2007 and is updated daily. Items are sourced from a range of news, legal and government websites and can be viewed by date or browsed by subject. Free email alerts are available.


Law blog (or 'blawg') finder, provided by Justia Legal Resources. The site indexes US blogs primarily, but there is some coverage of other jurisdictions. The home page lists the most popular blogs and most recent posts. Users may browse by area of law, US state or country. There is also a simple search facility. Links to other blawg directories are provided. There is a resources page which includes information about blogging software and hosting, It is possible to suggest a blawg for inclusion in the directory.