For the past couple of years, I have served on the editorial advisory board of a publication called Small Firm Business, an American Lawyer Media publication. Recently Editor in Chief Trevor Delaney notified me that it will cease publication and "transition to a Web-only format." I was not shocked. Between all of the print publications that a lawyer might receive from various bar associations (and bar sections) and Internet offerings like e-mail newsletters, blogs, websites and e-zines, a print publication has to offer lots of value to sell paid subscriptions. As with many things in our lives, it as much a matter of finding time to read the publications as it is the cash out of pocket. Such issues also likely lead to the demise of Law Office Computing earlier this year.
But I encourage the folks at ALM to remember that the small law firm market is very important. I hope they follow through with increasing their web content targeted to that group. To that end, I’d encourage all my readers to stop by SmallFirmBusiness.com, this week’s Website of the Week and review the features there.