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New York State Legal Research: Current Awareness

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Newspapers and bar journals publish legal news and notices, trial summaries, and ethics opinions. In major jurisdictions, like New York, they are also a rich source of information about law firms, elected officials, and the courts.


New York Law Journal is New York's premiere legal newspaper. It is published every weekday, except for President's Day. Use your Lexis credentials to log in.

Bar Journals

Bar journals are also a great way to keep up to date. The New York State Bar Association Journal is published every month and features substantive articles on business law, criminal law, elder law, environmental law, labor law, and trusts and estates law.