American Lawyer Media Launches New Information Services

Posted on May 18, 1999

American Lawyer Media, Inc. (ALM) has announced the launch of the first set of products from its new Professional Information Services Division located in Washington, DC. Three new subscription services, Corporate Law Weekly, Criminal Justice Weekly, and IP Law Weekly, provide legal professionals with comprehensive and detailed weekly coverage and analysis of specific practice areas, delivered via print and electronically.

Each service includes updates and expert analysis that cover a broad range of topics, from legislative initiatives and new statutes, to recent precedent-setting decisions. Subscribers also have access to all current and archived articles online and receive e-mail updates on breaking news and legal developments that occur between issues. Free five-week trial subscriptions are available immediately, as well as special introductory rate pricing.

"These new information services offer lawyers a level of depth and focus within their specialties that is unmatched by any other offering within the industry," said William Pollak, President and Chief Executive Officer of ALM. "Headed by Sandy Morse, one of the industry's most respected legal editors, our Professional Information Services Division represents a significant new addition to ALM's strategy to become the nation's premier, multi-tier legal information provider."

Corporate Law Weekly is tailored to both outside and in-house counsel dealing with issues including corporate governance, securities, employment, and environmental matters. Coverage provided by the service spans areas including legislative developments, actions by regulatory agencies, court decisions, insider industry news, and analyses by leading practitioners. Criminal Justice Weekly is targeted to the needs of criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors, as well as law enforcement and corrections professionals, with news on police procedures, evidence, plea-bargaining, and sentencing, and other topics related to criminal law. IP Law Weekly centers on the fast-changing area of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, related to the Internet. Expert in-house editors assigned to each service deliver summaries, news and commentary, organized to facilitate use by busy professionals.