A couple days ago, the Technolawyer Community launched a new electronic newsletter titled Litigation World. The newsletter will be edited by litigator Kimberlee (Kim) Gunning of Terrell Marshall & Daudt and will follow the format of their popular Blawgworld newsletter.
According to the announcement I received:
[E]ach issue will contain a brief but useful tip relating to electronic discovery, litigation strategy, or litigation technology. In addition, Kim will link to the most important litigation articles published on the Web during the previous week.
I've subscribed to the Technolawyer Community's newsletter for about nine years and have been submitting posts and articles since early 2003. It is one of the very few electronic newsletters that has survived my frequent and merciless battles against e-mail overload. It's Blawgworld guides and newsletters have proven an invaluable source of information on what's being discussed in the legal blogosphere (and a good way to get more eyes on my blog). So I am excited about and have high hopes for Litigation World. Given that the editor is a "self-confessed . . . eDiscovery geek," I expect that this will soon become a popular source of current events and thinking in the e-discovery industry. The very first issue highlights a post to the Bow Tie Law Blog, one of my favorite e-discovery blogs, related to legal holds.
The newsletter covers much more than e-discovery. Like most Technolawyer newsletters, it is eclectic, containing such gems as "Why Times New Roman Font May Result in Angrier Briefs" linking to a post on Keene Trial Consulting's blog, which I hadn't visited until looking over this newsletter.
It will be interesting to see how a newsletter of edited link lists competes for the attention info-overloaded attorneys in the age of feed aggregators. While link-list newsletters like Blawgworld and LitigationWorld may seem like an anachronism for attorneys still stuck in Web 1.0, I'll say this in their defense: I may neglect Google Reader for days or even weeks, but I still look over Blawgworld each week. Sometimes its nice to have people tell you what's worth reading.