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Young lawyers, add these blogs to your RSS feed

One of the best ways to stay on top of the ever-changing law and current events is to follow blogs.

Sure, the blogosphere has its detractors, but there are great resources out there for any new lawyer needing some advice.

Once you find a blog that is follow-worthy, it can be difficult to remember to check in from time to time. An easy way to do this is through some sort of reader. I use Google Reader, which keeps a list of all the blogs that you save, and tracks new posts on those blogs.

So, set up a Reader, and find some bloggers to follow. Here’s a few that caught my eye this week:

  • Acrobatix (Technology): David Mankin helps us to understand the finer points of Adobe’s best-selling product. This week, he writes about finding help (without Internet access) with Adobe’s latest version, Acrobat X.
  • Great Legal Marketing (Marketing): Ben Glass is a model lawyer and human being. He has a terrific practice, a good niche helping other lawyers’ with their marketing strategies, and he is one of the most devoted fathers I know. If you need to be a rainmaker, his blog is a must-follow.
  • Baltimore County Small and Solo Atty’s Blog (History): I follow Jeff Scholnick’s blog because it has so much scholarly information about Baltimore’s legal history. Being a native Coloradan, and a younger lawyer, it is difficult to keep up with my older colleagues when they are swapping war stories about lawyers and judges that I’ve never heard of. This blog gives me a fighting chance.
  • (Solo): This blog about the solo lawyer’s life is funny, clever and educational. Even if you work in a big firm, this blog should always be on your radar.
  • Poynter (Writing): This blog features writing suggestions. As lawyers, persuasion is our livelihood. The technical aspects of writing are important to achieving that goal.
Do you have other blogs that you can’t live without?  Share them below in the Comments section!


  1. Dear Mr. Cord:
    Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog. I am honored to make your “Top 5.” I really enjoy doing the research for my blog & I am always amazed that there are so many interesting stories about our fine County, City and State.
    If you come across any topics that you would like me to research, please let me know.
    Thanks again.
    P.S. I’ll just ignore the comment about the “older colleagues” 🙂

  2. Thank you for the mention John.