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.
Adam Smith, Esq. is "an inquiry into the economics of law firms." The blawg links to and analyzes articles about law firm strategy and profitability.
The blog aims to cover issues important to the lawyers and professionals who manage the largest law firms and corporate legal departments. Posts cover breaking news about large law firm mergers, significant partner moves and leadership changes, law firm bankruptcies, insights into how technology is changing the delivery of legal services, how in-house counsel are approaching their work and the ways in which litigation and new regulations are changing the legal business landscape.
Blog contains tips for landing legal jobs and advancing a legal career; observations about the state of the legal industry; and roundups of legal news and career advice from various outside media sources.
"A BigLaw lawyer turned stay-at-home mom chronicles life after law firms and reflects on the craziness of it all."
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.
"Tracks, describes, analyzes, and comments on developments in the growing interest by law firms and lawyers in using the mobile space to reach out to clients and contacts. The blog covers a range of topics, from iPhone and Android mobile apps to mobile-ready websites to law firm pioneers in the use of tablet computing."
"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."
"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."
"Make good law."
"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."
"Law firm leadership rants, raves, rebuttals, reflections, revelations and ruminations." Posts focus on the strategic decisions facing the managing partners of large law firms.
Posts center on the futures of law firms and legal education with a focus on the United Kingdom.
"Illuminating dark corners from an insider's perspective on BigLaw's ongoing transformation from a profession to a bottom-line business." Posts dissect and comment on news coverage relating to BigLaw life—and sometimes what the blogger hears from other BigLaw partners like himself (though he has recently retired).
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.
"Law from the inside out." A general counsel-turned-consultant writes posts devoted to the role of the general counsel. A recent series of "Zen and the Art of Legal Pricing" posts offer guidelines to how law firms with corporate clients should price their services.
Posts cover the use of psychology principles to evaluate lawyer job candidates; how law firms can use positive psychology and teach / evaluate "emotional intelligence"; and relevant social science findings as they relate to lawyers.