Lawyers have used current events tools to monitorcase law, statutory and regulatory changefor years. Thomson Corp.’s Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis provide easy ways to save the perfect search andeven update it automatically. But these tools also canbe used to monitor client activity. Whether you areusing Thomson’s Watch or LexisNexis’ Total Alerts– or one of many free resources on the Web — there’sa way to make the process even easier, using RSS.

RSS, a.k.a. Really Simple Syndication, is pervasiveon Web sites and in databases where data is updatedfrequently. An RSS file is a simple text file that iscreated by one computer so that another computercan look at it and see if it has new information.