Posts are intended for law students and recent law grads. Topics include alternative career paths, social networking, study groups, advice for 1Ls and critical thinking.
Cook County Public Defenders Blog
This blawg covers the latest news involving the Cook County Public Defenders Association. Members can view timely union news, contact numbers for union officials, and access download-ready forms..
Cotterman on Compensation
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.
John Flood’s Random Academic Thoughts (RATs)
"I am a legal academic commenting on the strange worlds of law, legal profession, bureaucracy, universities, and globalization."
Law Careers: Legal Careers and Career Trends
Blog discusses methods of finding employment in the legal field and changing career tracks. Posts include suggestions for which area of law to pursue and interview tips.
Blog interviews employed attorneys to ask advice on job-hunting. "Interviews will mainly be conducted on attorneys who have only been practicing for 5 years or less, to gain an understanding of the best ways to navigate a job search through this poor economy."
"Tales from a VC and recovering
drummer, software guy, lawyer." Jason Mendelson takes on law firm management strategies from the perspective of an in-house counsel (and onetime BigLaw associate).
"I pass judgment on the inaptly named 'New York State Unified Court System' and other irritating things."
Tex Parte Blog
Tex Parte is Texas Lawyer’s daily blog covering the Lone Star State’s legal community. Posts alert readers about profession-related events and cover state district attorneys' offices, federal and state court decisions, comings and goings at Texas-based law firms and the State Bar of Texas, and profile of Texas lawyers and law students with stories to tell.
The Hildebrandt Blog
"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."
The [Non]billable Hour
Deals with law firm management and technology issues. It says it is "changing professional practice one idea at a time."
What About Clients?
"What About Clients? is a weblog which contains my personal ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. I started it in 2005 because I think that 1) the level of service at even the best American law firms is often inattentive and erratic—and that troubles me—and 2) even where service is sound, it can be a lot better."