Our thanks to our friends at InsideLegal in the US for forwarding on the following news item…

According to a press release received today, the publishers of Litigation Support Today have acquired Legal Assistant Today magazine from James Publishing (who used to publish the very popular Law Office Computing). The release reads…

“The leading magazine for the paralegal profession, Legal Assistant Today, has been acquired by Conexion International Media Inc, publishers of Litigation Support Today, from James Publishing Inc. Legal Assistant Today is the only independent national trade magazine written exclusively for paralegals. It has been published continuously for more than 25 years and it is the established authority in the paralegal field. The acquisition provides legal marketers with a new combination of “sister” magazines for more efficient advertising to both the litigation support field and the paralegal field, the two most influential target audiences in today's complex and rapidly growing legal marketplace…
 
“The new owners have stated that their vision for the development of Legal Assistant Today is to sustain the excellent editorial quality and usefulness of the magazine while introducing new enhancements and techniques that will expand readership and attract more advertisers. The US Department of Labor reports there are 220,000 paralegals/legal assistants today and the profession is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2010.”