NEW Marler Blog is the flagship of Seattle lawyer Bill
Marler’s fleet of 10 blogs devoted to food-borne illness. It
covers reports of outbreaks and adds commentary on how
governments and corporations should respond to them.
Marler took his show on
the road, appearing on Larry
King Live in October as an
expert on food-borne illness.
NEW Diane Levin of Mediation Channel covers ethical
pitfalls, fallacious arguments (she features one a month) and
cognitive errors that mediators encounter, often drawing on
her own experiences as a practitioner based in Beverly, Mass.
Levin has tracked more than
200 ADR blogs around the
world at World Directory of
ADR Blogs, but she put the
site up for sale this fall.
Patently-O University of Missouri law prof Dennis Crouch
covers the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Federal
Circuit rulings, legislative rumblings on patent reform and
available patent law jobs via his job board.
Patently-O is up to 1,387
fans on Facebook.
The Pop Tort This Center for Justice & Democracy blog covers tort law cases in the news with an unabashed pro-plaintiffs
slant: As they say, if loving civil justice is wrong, they don’t
want to be right. But the authors are definitely not asleep at
the switch, writing daily impassioned posts with spunky commentary and art elements.
As far as we know, this is
the only legal blog to have
marked a Blawg 100 appearance with a You Tube video,
but we welcome imitators.
TaxGirl is Philly solo Kelly Phillips Erb, who makes the case
that tax law can be a fun read. Comments are so prolific that
she’s had to revise her policy. She posts Friday polls to see
where her lawyer-readers sit on tax law and answers questions
from nonlawyer taxpayers on other days.
Erb was interviewed for the
upcoming documentary An
ABA Journal BLAWG 100
IMHO (in my humble opinion) These sites, while sometimes taking a substantive look at the law, often attract our attention with rants—or let’s say strong opinions—
about what’s in the news or creating a stir in the legal community. //
NEW Work Matters is written by Michael Maslanka, the
managing partner of Ford & Harrison’s office in Dallas. His
blog offers practical information and advice about legal issues, legislation and other matters of interest to employment
Maslanka learned to swear in
Arabic as a hotel clerk, and
once did so near guests who
understood. The result was
emp-law lesson No. 1: Try to
temper justice with mercy.
Althouse Even though it was her whirlwind engagement to a
commenter on her blog that earned her a headline in the New
York Times in April, Ann Althouse hasn’t lost her edge. The
University of Wisconsin law professor, whose posts often veer
into the political realm, is already looking ahead to 2012.
Althouse took a break from
biting political commentary to
let readers know immediately
after she and her fiancé tied
the knot Aug. 3.