There are a million options on the market for legal training materials.
Most of them are expensive (3rd party service providers).
Others require a business relationship (outside counsel).
Where do you go when you don't have a budget, but need information to incorporate into your legal training presentation?
Unfortunately, the internet is a big place, and you can't always trust the information you're getting from legal blogs. However, I've found some hidden gems to help you prepare legal training materials for your employees.
Here are the top 3:
1. Labor and Employment Insider - HR Training
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
If you're looking for legal updates on HR topics to incorporate into your legal training, the Labor and Employment Insider blog is the place to go. The blog is easy to navigate, and Robin Shea's "legalese not spoken here" employment law articles are awesome.
Check it out here: http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
2. DuetsBlog - Marketing, IP Training
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Stories, stories, stories.
Corporate counsel need to use real world examples in employee training to explain legal concepts. Unfortunately, entertaining stories can be difficult to find.
DuetsBlog has you covered. Each post highlights a current example and incorporates pictures and other media to help explain the nuances of marketing claims, trademarks and branding to business people.
Check it out here: http://www.duetsblog.com/
3. The D&O Diary - Corporate Governance, Compliance, D&O
Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq.
Directors' and officers' liability is generally not an area that gets a lot of attention for legal training. That said, it can be some of the most important training corporate counsel ever provide.
Kevin LaCroix's D&O Diary is a wonderful resource for training updates on the world of executive and D&O liability, corporate governance, compliance and a host of other topics.
Similar to the other blogs above, D&O Diary is highly organized and searchable for your particular training topic.
NOTE: Each of these blogs is a part of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100. For more, go to http://www.abajournal.com/blawg100/.