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.
Posts track how well arbitration agreements are passing scrutiny in appellate court decisions nationwide—paying special attention to rulings that define the limits of arbitrators' power and giving frank opinions on this jurisprudence. Some posts answer her readers questions about rules hidden inside the Federal Arbitration Act.
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.
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.