Welcome to The Legal Intelligencer, part of the new law.com network! We’re excited to share improvements we’ve made to the way we present news and insights from The Legal, as well as from across the network of ALM legal magazines, journals and newsletters. But let’s start with a reassurance: All the content you’ve come to depend on as a legal practitioner and curious reader remains, right here. We know it’s local coverage and insights that keep our thoughtful readers coming back, and we’ll continue to provide it—in all the ways to which you’ve grown accustomed, as well as some new and creative ways. If you’re looking at this on your phone, you’re already experiencing one of the biggest and most visible improvements, a responsive design allowing you to more easily view and navigate our content. That means it’s now simpler than ever to follow breaking news about the Pennsylvania legal community, access special reports like our annual PaLaw magazine and monitor updates to our Filing Fanatics litigation tracker, no matter where you are.

Nevertheless, the finer points of your practice area, or perhaps simply your curiosity, can bring you beyond Pennsylvania’s borders. A lawyer who practices class actions and mass torts in Philadelphia as a partner at a midsized firm will want to know what’s happening in consequential cases in New Jersey, California, or Illinois courts, items they can find in New Jersey Law Journal, The Recorder or the National Law Journal. That same partner will want insights on how other midsized firms are handling such high-impact issues as rate pressures, mentoring, compensation, diversity and cybersecurity, topics covered by The American Lawyer and our other regional publications. Our reporters and editors across ALM’s brands are providing that vital information, every hour. And so the new law.com allows you to access stories from across the universe of ALM legal publications. Our new shared platform allows you to see on law.com the big stories of the moment, as well as all the other recent coverage from all of our reporters, desks and bureaus. If you prefer you can still easily navigate to any of our individual publication home pages, which have been redesigned, to help you drill deeper. We’ve also made it easier to find and follow the topics that matter to you most. You’ll see those topics on all of our article pages, along with other helpful context, and a view of the stories trending with users across our publications.

We’ve undertaken these improvements with a couple thoughts in mind. First, lawyers today rarely have the luxury of staying in one lane over the course of their career–or even a single work day. A related notion is that the profession itself is under a lot of pressure and is changing rapidly. Our reporters and editors talk to lawyers every day. We know it’s more vital than ever that you stay abreast of developments across multiple areas of interest: there’s your practice areas or legal specialities; there’s your local professional community and your professional networks; and there’s the specific organizational roles you fill (or would like to). A lawyer who litigates in Delaware needs to know what’s happening in litigation in DE but also in New York, California, Texas if important litigation is occurring around issues she is tracking. DLW is a necessary read but she will also want the latest on big cases across the country–things she can find at The Recorder, the National Law Journal and other regional publications. She’ll also benefit from insight into how other midsize firms are handling rate pressure, or the evolving thinking around compensation practices, topics The American Lawyer and other regional publications explore daily. The new law.com platform makes navigating all of those areas of interest easy and intuitive. Please take a few minutes and look around the site and let me know what you think.

Zack Needles

Managing Editor