For all but a tiny handful of enormous legal departments, a newsletter leaves a musty, old-fashioned impression. The same material put on an intranet may be somewhat more acceptable, but even then whatever effort the publishing requires may be wasted.
But, stop the presses! The ACC Docket, March 2010 at 32, exhorts: “Do not hesitate to write articles in the company newsletter to sensitize your clients on important legal issues.” Ah, if the company carries the load and someone in the legal department only has to write the column, that is a different and more palatable matter (See my post of July 20, 2009: newsletters by legal departments with 6 references.).