Career & Practice

2Civility

The official blog of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism discusses ways to foster professionalism and civility among lawyers and judges.

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Articles offer advice on law practice management and legal technology. The law practice technology blog was added to the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame in 2014.


Above the Law

Irreverent and muckraking posts on breaking legal news and issues of the day. In additional to reporting on news events and cases of interest, ATL contributors offer commentary on legal controversies and the state of the industry at large. The site also has a career center with job listings and information for job seekers. ATL was added to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 Hall of Fame in 2012.

Attorney at Work

"'One really good idea every day' to help lawyers create the career and lives they love." Posts give advice on productivity, networking, marketing and rainmaking and discuss technology for the legal workplace.

Bar & Bench

"A comprehensive news and analysis portal for Indian legal professionals." Posts focus on India legal news, including legal process outsourcing news.

Dewey B Strategic

Legal research services—Bloomberg BNA, LexisNexis, Westlaw—are a big part of this blog's beat. But O'Grady also takes close looks at new legal research platforms, interviews legal publishing leaders, and explores the evolving role of law librarians as the profession absorbs new technology and law firms rethink how they serve clients.

Divorce Discourse

Though titularly aimed at family law practitioner this is a law practice management and marketing blog with ideas that are broadly applicable across many practice areas. The blogger spins out larger lessons for attorneys looking to better manage their small and midsize shops.

Electronic Discovery Law

Posts summarize and offer commentary on cases related to e-discovery and note amendments to the rules of civil procedure.

iPhone J.D.

"A site for lawyers who use iPhones." Gives readers a heads-up on iPhone applications on the horizon and provides reviews on and detailed instructions on the use of the apps that the blogger has tried for himself.

Jeremy W. Richter

The Alabama lawyer writes extensive posts on interests ranging from civil litigation, transportation and workers’ compensation to legal history, goal setting and fly fishing.

Koehler Law

The author writes about his day-to-day experiences as a criminal defense attorney in Washington, D.C., including his appellate work and court-appointed work with juvenile clients. He also discusses happenings in the legal blogosphere.

Law Blog

The Wall Street Journal's legal blog features a half-dozen detailed posts daily on a wide variety of legal topics from law firm shakeups—sometimes featuring interviews with BigLaw names—to the U.S. Supreme Court. Posts frequently include links to pleadings and other relevant legal documents.

LawSites

Lawyer and longtime journalist Ambrogi takes a critical approach to new and revamped websites aimed at providing services to those in the legal profession. He kicks the tires, gauging how these sites do—or don’t—work for practitioners.

Lawyerist

"The lawyering survival guide, featuring posts on blogging, careers, ethics, marketing, going paperless, practice management, starting a law firm, and technology." The blawg is in the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame. Lawyerist also produces an occasional newsletter, The Lawyerist Podcast (co-hosted by Sam Glover and Aaron Street) and the TBD Law events.

Legal Ethics Forum

This blawg discusses recent court decisions and news stories related to legal ethics issues—lawyer advertising, attorney-client privilege, multijurisdictional practice—and follows news stories of allegations and trials related to lawyer or judicial misconduct.

Legal Evolution

Posts track successful innovations in the legal industry and legal education.

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Practice management issues, including software options as well as more general advice. Also, Massachusetts law and supreme court guidelines and Massachusetts Bar Association events.

Ms.JD

"Serving women in law school and the legal profession, Ms. JD is an online community that provides a forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers." The blawg features issues relating to the numbers of women who opt out of the legal profession and the poor representation of women in the courts and legal community. The site also addresses the role of gender in legal careers.

My Shingle

"Dedicated to the demands and desires of solos and small law firms, the clients we serve and others in the legal profession who use our services or dream of going out on their own." This blog was started to help students and lawyers at firms who want to create unconventional practices and to provide a place for solos to trade advice and tout their successes.

Open Law Lab

Posts—which are often illustrations—discuss the author's ideas on design thinking and law.

Overlawyered

This blawg "explores an American legal system that too often turns litigation into a weapon against guilty and innocent alike, erodes individual responsibility, rewards sharp practice, enriches its participants at the public's expense, and resists even modest efforts at reform and accountability."

Ride the Lightning

Posts investigate the latest issues in computer forensics and e-discovery. Lawyer/consultant Sharon Nelson guides readers as she explores new technologies and reacts, sometimes
with incredulity, at the stunning revelations from lax oversight and poor records management.

SeytLines

The blog is no longer active, but it offered marketing advice, strategies, law practice management tips and internal issue advice. It provided advice on how Lean Six Sigma can be implemented to increase productivity.

Socially Aware

Posts cover legal questions that arise with the use of social media.

Solo Practice University

Susan Cartier Liebel and her rock-solid roster of contributors give comprehensive advice and frank opinions for those who are or want to be solo practitioners. Posts address both a reader's practical questions and conflicted emotions.

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