Posted by: johnocunningham | February 19, 2010

Lawyers in the Blogosphere

It looks like lawyers from firms of all sizes are finally getting into the act of blogging, which makes sense when you consider the following:

  • 89 percent of reporters say they look to blogs for research and sourcing, according to a University of Washington study;
  • blogs with fresh content are viewed more frequently than Websites;
  • linking a well-maintained blog to your Website can improve your search engine ranking.

For a look at what lawyers around the country are doing, check out the sites below, which offer interesting and regularly updated content:

1. A healthcare law blog hosted by Holland & Hart, a regional firm with hundreds of lawyers.

2. A business law and estate planning blog hosted by Jay Kaufman, the founder of a small Illinois firm.

3. The Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor by Nancy Van Tine of Burns & Levinson in Boston, a regional firm with more than 200 lawyers.

4. The Taxgirl blog written by a Philadelphia tax lawyer with a unique style and a sense of humor that makes tax law entertaining.

5.  The Parker Scheer LLP blog, which is hosted by a small general practice law firm and covers all kinds of newsy legal topics in Massachusetts.

6. The Supreme Court of the U.S. blog, which is hosted by legal giant Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and covers all things related to the Supreme Court.

7. The New Jersey Employment Law blog, which is hosted by a small N.J. law firm.

There you have it. Lawyers from all kinds of disciplines, all sizes of firms, and all over the country are blogging.

For good info on law practice in general, check out the following blogs by lawyers:

1. Cordell Parvin

2. Gerry Riskin (who has lots of links to other law blogs)

3. Tom Kane

And for more on blogs and they role they play in newspaper sourcing, quotes and reporting, see this story from:

On-line news service, CisionPoint.

If you see other blogs you like, feel free to comment or suggest them to me.

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