NEW Charon QC No longer in practice, a certain U.K.
attorney with a taste for satire, British law and politics has
awarded himself the nom de plume Charon QC. “Now, as
no one can instruct him in any matter, or would wish to, he
is free to comment as he wishes on matters which catch his
attention,” he says.
Charon QC is “a figment of a
febrile imagination” of author
Mike Semple Piggot, who
serves as editor of the online
magazine Insite Law.
NEW GeekLawyer’s Blog An intellectual property
barrister with a yen for motorcycles and a way with words,
“GeekLawyer” offers edgy, insightful and often funny commentary on British law, practice, politics and legal education. (He
also detours to his social life and includes photos, on occasion, that have nothing to do with the law.)
A self-described “ex-physicist
who did research and development work for the evil
American empire,” GL says
he went to law school at
company expense, but
resigned to practice.
Jonathan Turley is a law professor at George Washington
University known for his work as counsel in cases involving
military and national security issues. But Turley uses his blog
as a way to lighten and liven things up. Under the banner of
res ipsa loquitur, his posts focus on the oddities of the legal
system within the criminal justice and tort arena.
Turley has begun inviting
elementary students to GWU
to participate in mock trials
of B.B. Wolf for the alleged
murders of two of the three
NEW The Legal Satyricon A First Amendment practitioner
in San Diego, Marc Randazza and his band of “Satyriconistas”
prove time and again that no topic is off-limits.
Randazza vowed to kill
kittens if readers don’t buy
his sister’s book, Go Tweet
Yourself: 365 Reasons Why
Twitter, Facebook, MySpace
and Other Social Networking
Lawyer2Lawyer is not actually a legal blog, but it’s one of the
best sit-back-and-examine-a-legal-topic discussion shows, and
it’s entirely Web-based. Hosts J. Craig Williams (Irvine, Calif.)
and Robert Ambrogi (Rockport, Mass.) share views and butt
heads in the podcast produced by Legal Talk Network.
When he’s not recording
and practicing, Williams can
be found riding his Harley-Davidson Thunder Mountain.
Tech // Savvy in the ways of legal technology and social media, these blawggers want to show readers how to use these tools to improve their efficiency and marketing reach.
ABA Journal BLAWG 100
NEW Above and Beyond KM New York City lawyer Mary
Abraham takes lawyers’ use of social media to the next level,
pushing “knowledge management” beyond just identifying
problems and finding quickie tech solutions.
As a show of devotion to her
blog, Abraham moved the
site from the free Blogspot
platform to her own domain
on her one-year blawgiver-sary in January.