RSS Newsfeeds

If you’re not already familiar with the operation of newsfeeds—what they are, and how they work – LLRX.com and Cindy Chick’s LawLibTech provide background info to get you started.

While many people use specialized newsfeed software to view the news, do you really want install yet more software on your terminal, and open up yet another program every time you want to see what’s up? It’s easier to get the news by having it displayed as part of your intranet home page by using the free script-writing services provided by Feed2JS, RSS-to-Javascript, or FeedRoll. For additional flexibility and power in sculpting the presentation of your personal news sources, you might want to consider signing up with a service such as Jawfish for a truly nominal fee.

RSS News Feeds for Law: A List from The Virtual Chase

http://www.virtualchase.com/resources/rss_law.html

Unsurprisingly, Genie Tyburski has compiled a lengthy and useful list of “RSS News Feeds for Law” on her web site, The Virtual Chase.

Law.com
http://www.law.com/service/rss.shtml

Law.com offers a variety of newsfeeds that draw from their family of publications.

Blawg Channel
http://www.blawgchannel.com/xmlrss/index.html

The Blawg Channel monitors developments in legal and related newsfeeds and in their applications.

Lawyer Lounge
http://www.lawyerlounge.com/showrss.php

Lawyer Lounge specializes in legal technology news.

U.S. Government RSS Newsfeed Library
http://www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/Libraries/RSS_Library.shtml

The U.S. Government RSS Newsfeed Library is not restricted to legally-oriented newsfeeds.

Other SELECTED NEWSFEEDS:

The Paper Chase
http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/

The Paper Chase, a component of the popular Jurist site from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, covers both US and international legal developments.

Law Journal Feeds
http://law.wlu.edu/library/feeds/index

Law Journal Feeds, produced by Washington & Lee Law school will deliver the table of contents for 1150 legal journals — or you can pick and choose selected titles.

GigaLaw
http://www.gigalaw.com

GigaLaw has developed a following in intellectual property circles.

How Appealing
http://legalaffairs.org/howappealing/

How Appealing bills itself as “the first blog devoted to appellate litigation”.

Excited Utterances
http://excitedutterances.blogspot.com/

Excited Utterances is frequently cited as a source for up-to-date knowledge management material.

Cornell’s U.S. Supreme Court News Feeds
http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/supct/rss/0.91/supct_today.rss

Cornell’s Legal Information Institute offers feeds for Supreme Court decisions of the day and recent Supreme Court decisions.

Choose Law – Lawyer Jokes and Cartoons
http://feeds.chooselaw.com/lawyer-jokes.html

Choose Law offers a newsfeed for lawyer jokes and a weekly lawyer cartoon, but judging from the samples we’ve seen, some days you may be better off writing your own material.

Compiled by Joe Pollender of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge LLP in December 2005.

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