NEW Social Media Law Student is the primary Web
home and nickname of Rex Gradeless, who is now a Saint
Louis University School of Law graduate with a passion for
social media and its applications in the legal industry.
By late October, Gradeless
had amassed more than
72,000 followers on Twitter.
He had yet to translate that
into steady employment. But
we’re pulling for him.
NEW Strategic Legal Technology is the blog for Prism
Legal. There author Ron Friedmann focuses on posts for law
firms and law departments looking for greater efficiency.
Friedmann is an Arlington, Va.-based nonpracticing lawyer
and senior VP of marketing at
TechnoLawyer Blog covers the latest technology for law
practice management and highlights the best of the legal
blogosphere. Many posts are merely teasers for content that
is only available on TechnoLawyer’s eight free electronic
newsletters, but posts pulled from those electronic publications are thorough and solid.
The TechnoLawyer site has a
search engine to help readers
find archived newsletter content—but it’s for members only.
NEW 3 Geeks and a Law Blog is a smartly written, make-technology-fun kind of legal blog. The “dynamic trio” behind it
are Houston-based Greg Lambert, a law librarian at King &
Spalding; Lisa Salazar, Internet marketing manager at
Fulbright & Jaworski; and Toby Brown, Fulbright’s head of
marketing and knowledge management.
This site first caught our attention last December when it
posted a list of “officially sanctioned” BigLaw blogs.
NEW 22 Tweets Once or twice a week, Cleveland-based
law firm marketing consultant Lance Godard conducts live
“Twitterviews” with leading thinkers in law practice management. His blog contains the transcripts of those interviews.
In October, Godard introduced
a new Twitter interview feature:
the roundtable. Its debut topic
was work-life balance.
//Business of Law Lawyers and legal experts who have been there and done that tell war stories and cautionary tales, offering practical advice on the big- and small-picture facets of running a law firm.
ABA Journal BLAWG 100
Adam Smith, Esq. is the blog personality and consulting biz
of Manhattanite Bruce MacEwen, whose posts are aimed
mainly at large law firms on topics that include compensation,
partnership models and practicing in a global marketplace.
The blog’s name pays tribute
to the founding father of capitalism and author of The
Wealth of Nations.
NEW AdamsDrafting is where blogger and contracts expert
Ken Adams trumpets a much-needed change in the way contracts are drafted. Namely, he’d like them to be written in standard English.
Adams is the author of A
Manual of Style for Contract
Build a Solo Practice SPU is the reinvention and expansion of Susan Cartier Liebel’s dream to bring together
resources and mentors for lawyers looking to launch and
grow their solo practices.
In March, Liebel of Northford,
Conn., launched Solo Practice
University, part online “practice
of law school” and part professional networking site.
NEW The Client Revolution by Boston lawyer Jay
Shepherd almost missed the cut this year because of fairly
infrequent posts. But when he homes in on a client-focused
topic, his insight and analysis is well worth the read. Shepherd
also runs the employment law blog Gruntled Employees.
Lance Godard says Shepherd
“envisions a different world
where the focus is on value,
not the cost of legal services.”