The two major U.S. legal research companies, West and LexisNexis, both separately announced new initiatives and new Web sites to help laid off lawyers as they make the transition to new jobs. I have more details in a post I published today at Legal Blog Watch, West, Lexis Offer Help for Hard Times.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.