On Friday, I learned about two major legal publishers who are posting Ukraine related content outside their paywalls. ALM is offering a “special report hub”  on Law.com, which provide ongoing international coverage related to the war in Ukraine in and it implications for the legal industry. Thomson Reuters is tracking Russian embargo regulations on their Practical Law platform in a Russia Sanctions and Related Considerations Toolkit,

American Lawyer Media: Special Report Hub

Gina Passarela, Editor-in-Chief, Global Legal Brands (The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, Law.com International, China Law & Practice) provided the following statement:

“ALM has created a special report hub to house all of its continuing coverage related to the war in Ukraine and its implications for the legal industry. This content, led by our global team of reporters at Law.com International and leveraging our reporting team from ALM’s legal, insurance, financial and benefits verticals, will serve as a guide to law firms and law departments in navigating everything from ethics and client relationships issues, sanctions and business operations questions, pro bono and humanitarian opportunities, litigation concerns, economic impacts and much more. Content will include news, analysis, data, upcoming webinars and expert opinions. This content has been made free to readers and will be continuously updated as the news unfolds.”

Thomson Reuters: Russian Sanctions and Related Considerations Toolkit

Here is a statement I received from a spokesperson from Thomson Reuters: During this time of volatility, we recognize it is critical for our customers to have accurate and reliable information to help steer them through uncertainty.  Operating always with our Independence and Reuters Trust principles in mind, we have created a Russia Sanctions and Related Considerations Toolkit, it can be found by typing “Russia Sanctions” in the search bar and a widget and banner on home pages will follow on Monday to facilitate access.  Access to the toolkit itself is free, access to the individual resources contained within the toolkit is based on the user’s subscription.

The toolkit brings together resources (Practice Notes, Standard Documents/Clauses, Checklists, Trackers, Presentations and Legal Updates) relating to business interruptions caused by the worldwide sanctions imposed on Russia, Russian persons and Russian businesses. The toolkit includes Practical Law’s US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Global content. The toolkit is organized by subject (not practice area), including but not limited to: business operations, crisis management, cybersecurity, employment, financial services, fundraising, oil and gas, supply chain disruptions, and social governance. The resources are then further organized by jurisdiction and resource type.

I will continue to provide updates as I learn of other legal publishers releasing content for the legal market related to the invasion of the Ukraine by Russia. Early in the COVID crisis legal publishers had one of their “finest hours” by putting together valuable content to help the legal community navigate the statutory, regulatory, social and business disruptions brought on by COVID. I thank ALM and Thomson Reuters for their Ukraine initiatives to help inform the legal community.