Posts cover the recession's effect on new lawyers, personal development for young lawyers, social media and other generalized law topics.
Posts include snarky op-eds related to the legal news of the day, columns written by law students and young practicing lawyers about their experiences in the profession, coverage of quirky legal news stories—and a weekly caption contest.
"Blueprint JD is passionate about diversity in the legal profession. We believe the key to achieving diversity is through the students themselves, who too often lack the information, resources, and connections necessary to achieve their career goals. Blueprint JD bridges this gap, offering tailored career information and advice to diverse law students. By giving students access to helpful, relevant guidance, Blueprint JD helps diverse law students succeed in their legal careers."
"A BigLaw lawyer turned stay-at-home mom chronicles life after law firms and reflects on the craziness of it all."
This blawg discusses all levels of law firm lawyer compensation, from associates to service partners, to rainmakers, to lawyer-managers, and senior lawyers who are phasing down in preparation for retirement. It comments on external market forces as well as the complex internal issues of system design, productivity, and motivation. It draws on Altman Weil’s extensive survey databases as a source of compensation trends and benchmarks.
"Musings on the daily reality that is the life of an associate attorney."
Posts cover career and lifestyle topics for law students and young attorneys.
"Better law practice through better people management." Topics include LPOs, the recession, partner compensation and diversity.
"Tracks legal developments on civil rights, employment, labor, and privacy rights among others. The blog follows state and federal cases and pending legislation."
"LegalJob is intended to provide practical advice for current law school students and law firm associates. LegalJob will focus on guidance for maximizing performance while in law school, securing the dream (or any) law firm job, excelling as an associate, and moving on the fast track to making partner. LegalJob will feature guest posts from successful practitioners at small, medium and large firms, attorneys who have started their own firms, and professors at the nation's top law schools."
"I write a lot about my beer-drinkin', poker-playin' mom "Philly" and my news-anchoring stepdad, "Ron Burgundy." They practically raised me. I also write about the rest of my family and friends, but I seldom use their real names, so no one gets incarcerated. I like making people laugh, but more importantly, I like people who make ME laugh. I blog because I care."
"Adventures of a lesbian attorney superhero."
"Path of the Legal Ninja is a blog/cartoon strip about the stressful, sometimes rewarding, and always ridiculous life of a new lawyer. It is a chronicle of the ups and down of the profession through the ongoing adventures of Legal Ninja and his arch nemesis, the evil "Doc" Review.... All drawings are from my magic marker board at my actual place of work. This is my life."
"Looking at life through legal lenses, Solicitr presents a dash of news with a dose of views, gossip and entertainment. Flick through for a bit of light relief or take the opportunity to have your say; your opinions, insights and stories are welcome."
The blog has a stated goal of being a "career sherpa" for its readers. Some posts give advice to those who seek success in BigLaw or at least news about BigLaw hiring trends; other posts focus on women in the law and work-life balance issues.
"As consultants to the legal industry (both law firms and law departments), we are constantly thinking, speaking, and writing about how the legal profession is changing and what the future might hold. We've started this blog as a more informal way to share our thoughts, impressions, and predictions with interested readers."
"Tips for Young Lawyers offers tips, thoughts and ideas to help young and experienced lawyers alike with issues that confront their daily practice." Headlines include "The Power of Sound Bites," "10 Things to Keep in Your Briefcase," "The Firm Is Just Not that into You" and "Be Your Own CEO."
"Features posts on the trials and tribulations of the young lawyer as well as posts that would be beneficial and interesting to law students. Readers will find a variety of posts on legal news, practice-specific issues, technology pitfalls, metadata, e-discovery, women’s issues, diversity issues, business development tips, and recruiting advice."