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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.

Financial Panther

Posts highlight tools and media you can use to help optimize your finances and document the blogger’s own “side hustle” efforts in the sharing economy.

Hsu Untied

San Francisco legal recruiter Richard Hsu has shifted his interview series from its original focus on lawyers and their hobbies. Reflecting his background as Caltech engineer and BigLaw partner, Hsu now indulges his curiosity with a quirky selection of authors, entrepreneurs and celebrities, ranging from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to Caroll Spinney, Big Bird’s puppet master.

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.

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.

The Am Law Daily

Churns out original BigLaw coverage from dawn to dusk every business day, and they also never fail to focus on how national and world news might affect the Am Law 200. Posts cover law firm news, new litigation (with a focus on the firms involved), as well as major federal and state court rulings.

The Careerist

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.

The Girl’s Guide to Law School

This blog, for aspiring law students, current law students and newbie lawyers, is less about finding inspiration and more about finding answers to specific questions. Expert guest posters (FYI, not all of them women) are brought in to take on specific topics—such as preparing for the LSAT, writing a law review note or applying for a clerkship. But this blog isn't only useful for those breaking into law. Those trying to break out of the profession will also find acceptance and words of wisdom.

The Law21 Blog

"In the 21st century, the practice of law is shaking loose from its traditional moorings and heading out into uncharted territory. Opportunities abound, but so do pitfalls. Most of the old rules won’t apply anymore, while some will matter more than ever. Welcome to the new legal profession, powered by collaboration, innovation, and client service. This is your front-row seat."

The Legal Watercooler

Posts jump in the blogosphere's conversation about law firm marketing hits and misfires.

The Velvet Hammer

Posts offer trial tips for attorneys, cover work-life balance or are journal entries about the author's own life.

Windypundit

This blawgger opines on Illinois statutes, law-related current events, links to content on other legal blawgs he finds interesting. He'll also write the occasional movie review and post his photography.