Several popular journals published by sections of the American Bar Association can be viewed full-text online, free of charge. These current awareness publications help attorneys remain informed about significant developments in their legal specialty.
GPSolo (Fall 1995-present): http://www.americanbar.org/content/newsletter/publications/solo_newsletter_home.html
This quarterly publication from the ABA’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division offers tips and insights for solo practitioners. Each issue features a specific theme. Recent themes include “When Times Are Tough,” “How to Write Bills Clients Rush to Pay,” and “Solo’s Abroad.”
Criminal Justice Section Newsletter (Winter 2007-present): http://www.americanbar.org/publications/criminal_justice_section_newsletter_home.html
Published three times a year by the Criminal Justice Section of the ABA as a current awareness publication for criminal defense attorneys. Articles include policy and legislative updates, analysis of recent cases, ethics issues, and book reviews.
Young Lawyer (January 2007-present): http://www.americanbar.org/publications/young_lawyer_home/young_lawyer_archive.html
With 11 issues published a year, Young Lawyer is geared to new attorneys. Articles emphasize professional development, courtroom and workplace etiquette, demonstrating value to employers, quality of life issues, student loans, marketing and technology.
Tort Source (Fall 1999-present): http://www.americanbar.org/publications/tortsource_home.html
A quarterly publication from the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, issues feature regular columns on recent legislation, practice management, tech tips, and advice from seasoned practitioners. Each issue has a theme, such as “Medicine and Law,” “D&O Liability, ” and “Life Insurance Law.”
Human Rights (Fall 1996-present): http://www.americanbar.org/publications/human_rights_magazine_home.html
Published quarterly by ABA Section of Individual Rights & Responsibilities, each issue is devoted to a different civil rights’ topic, such as “Women’s Rights,” “Bioethics and Human Rights,” and “Elder Rights.”
Under Construction (December 2001-present): http://www.americanbar.org/publications/under_construction_home.html
Published three times a year by American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry. Articles highlight recent developments in case law, relevant legislation, and new practice guides.
A large selection of ABA Journals are available at the Main library. Many titles are also available electronically through the library’s HeinOnline subscription.