Above the Law calls itself a legal tabloid. Its focus is legal gossip.
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 serves as a forum for practitioners and Bloomberg BNA editors to share ideas, raise issues, and to network with colleagues.
"Just your average Joe blogging away his debt in one year or less."
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.
"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."
"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."
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."
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.
Posts jump in the blogosphere's conversation about law firm marketing hits and misfires.
"Thelen the Pain is a support site for the recently or about-to-be laid off employees of Thelen, a soon-to-be defunct global law firm."