Law Is Cool is a new blawg and podcast addressing issues related to law school and the legal field with a Canadian focus. The contents are intended for 1) current and potential law students; 2) graduates reviewing for their bar exam; and 3) members of the general public interested in learning more about the law.
"Recent law grad over $250,000 in debt blogs about trying to make it as a small practice public interest lawyer—all within the context of broader changes happening within the legal profession."
"A book, a mom, and a baby."
"If you have not yet decided to go to law school, this website and the related blog will explain what you can expect so that you can make an informed decision of whether or not law school is right for you. If you have already decided to go to law school or are already there, this blog will provide you with money- and time-saving advice that will guide you through your remaining years and the bar examination. The helpful tips in this blog will start from the law school application process and cover every important aspect of law school right through to preparing for and sitting for the bar examination. The advice answers questions that you will have as you go through the law school process and provides you with answers before it is too late. Some tips may save you $40 while other may save you thousands. Other tips will eliminate hours of needless research. What you will get here is practical, targeted and specific tips on how to effectively navigate though the various parts of law school and the bar exam and all from a Harvard Law School graduate."
"The site includes a Layoff Tracker that graphs where the most layoffs have been. Law Shucks is yet another legal tabloid, but we’re committed to keeping our focus on those who are in, or refugees from, BigLaw. Nothing about summer-associate salaries, bar-review courses, or which firm a law student should pick. We editors and our intended audience have been through that and just don’t care about it any more. Still, a good bit of gossip every once in a while keeps things entertaining."
Features news and commentary, tips for aspiring law students, notes on how to survive law school and information about getting started as a young lawyer.
"A blog written by a busy, Catholic mother who is a full-time attorney. Includes reflections on being a working parent, work/life balance in the law, Catholicism, motherhood, and children."
"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."
Written for law students in India, the blog contains law school news, career advice, internship stories and "Lawstruck," a forum for creative works of art.
"Lawdable is a forum for in-house and managing attorneys to discover and share information related to the issues they face on a daily basis. Through a 'best practices' approach, the blog provides commentary from experts in a wide range of areas, citing specific client examples of progressive and innovative (or 'laudable') initiatives that have helped legal departments become more efficient and economical without sacrificing quality. More specifically, it focuses on national issues and general commentary on the use of attorneys in a nontraditional manner, issues affecting legal departments on a daily basis and how both new and tested approaches can offer solutions, litigation support and e-discovery, best practices regarding technology implementation and efficiency training methods for teams of attorneys, and the work-life balance sought by attorneys."
This blawg provides practical information and tips to help lawyers design and enjoy fulfilling careers.
"Better law practice through better people management." Topics include LPOs, the recession, partner compensation and diversity.
Features news and commentary on legal issues and trends.
"Provides insight on professional development and career planning for lawyers."
Posts discuss legal marketing, client development and strategy. Popular posts include "What to Expect in the 2012 Legal Market," "7 Questions to Improve Your Marketing" and "Why Product Sales Techniques Don't Work in Legal Service Sales".
"Blog posts address how attorneys can reach their goals in four areas: career, marketing, productivity and life balance."
"The lawyering survival guide, featuring posts on blogging, careers, ethics, marketing, going paperless, practice management, starting a law firm, and technology." The blawg also produces an occasional newsletter, Lawyerist Insider.
"A blog that invites conversation about how we, as lawyers, can engage in the work that we love and keep our souls alive in the process. Discussing issues as varied as billable hours, art, lawyer stress and the gifts of imperfection, this blog combines poetry and philosophy with the realities of a litigation practice to explore how lawyers can reclaim their lives while, at the same time, cultivating their practice."
"This blog was created with several purposes in mind. It is a forum in which New York State Bar Association members can publicly comment on articles, suggest CLE programs that may be of interest to our fellow bloggers, critique articles that they may have read which may have been on our website or which they have come across, discuss job opportunities and potential employers who have been willing to tap this vast and often overlooked resource of talent, and suggest improvements or additions to our website."
"Reflections and commentaries about the impact of depression on the legal profession. Depression is a widespread problem for lawyers. Studies indicate that they suffer from depression at a rate twice that of the average American. Accordingly, approximately 200,000 of the nation's 1 million lawyers struggle with depression. The blog looks at depression from many different angles."
"A blog and community focused on one thing: Helping unhappy attorneys leave the law. It’s for disgruntled attorneys who want to leave law altogether; for lawyers who enjoy their work but want to change their day-to-day work routine or career trajectory; and for attorneys who simply want to explore other businesses and ventures on the side."
"Andrew Flusche started this blog as a place to share some of thoughts and ideas with other like-minded people. Andrew’s intent is to post a few tips a week pertaining to law school, internships, and legal careers. Andrew does not claim to be a prophet in any of these areas, but he hopes that people will find a kernel of insight here and there (or maybe they will all be “old maids”)."
"A comprehensive guide to legal careers including career profiles, education and training, career advice, compensation, career advancement, practice profiles, legal trends and practice tips."
"Provides updates and insights about careers in the legal field, with a focus on attorneys and law students."
"Positioning law firms for maximum success: helping lawyers and law firm managers create more productive, profitable and enjoyable practices."