The ALM legal technology magazine Legaltech News will cease publishing as a stand-alone magazine and instead will be published as a quarterly 24-page technology section that will appear in the magazines Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer.

Legaltech News had previously been published six times a year. Until two years ago, the magazine was known as Law Technology News. I’ve lost track of when it was founded, but I wrote a column for it from 1998 to 2013.

This announcement follows news last week that ALM had laid off several top editors, including editor in chief and deputy editor of Corporate Counsel.

According to a memorandum sent to Legaltech News advertisers, the change from freestanding magazine to special section is “an effort to expand audience reach and engagement among key decision makers and influencers in the legal industry.”

The new special section will increase the reach of Legaltech news from 35,000 to more than 50,000 through the combined audiences of Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer, the memorandum says.

ALM will continue to operate the website and to post news and articles there on a daily basis.

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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.