How to gain reading momentum
Creativity and diligence, rather than raw intelligence, often leads to success in our field. Reading widely will add colors to your palette.
The Internet for attorneys
Attorneys need to tap into their inner-techie, with their own website, social media pages, blogs and videos, according to a seminar at the MSBA’s Annual Meeting.
Malware deadline passes, very few knocked offline
WASHINGTON — If you’re reading this online, you’re fine. The day that was supposed to see thousands of people knocked off the Internet has arrived, but only a few people were affected. Thousands of Internet users across the U.S. and beyond waited too long or simply didn’t believe warnings that they would lose access to […]
SCOTUSblog 1, CNN and Fox 0
In the beginning, I hated SCOTUSblog. About 10 years ago, the then-fledgling online service providing near-instantaneous links and analysis of Supreme Court decisions was a direct competitor to my own nascent email service in which I promised subscribers same-day news articles on every case granted, argued and decided by the justices. More than one subscriber […]
Superheroes, legally speaking
I haven’t seen it yet, but “The Avengers” had the biggest opening weekend ever. Comic book fans have been looking forward to seeing some of their favorite superheroes come to life on the big screen. A couple of lawyer bloggers have found a way to meld their comic book love with their day jobs. The […]
The February issue of the ABA Journal contained the winners of its annual Blawg 100, a contest of the best legal blogs in 12 categories, including news, trial practice, opinion and legal technology. The only winning blog I had heard of was Above the Law, which has been my (and I think everyone else’s) go-to […]
Advocacy, Acrobat, apple cake and more
On slow news days (also known as “My weekend was way too busy, and I have so much work to do that breathing, eating and other life functions seem like luxuries”) I like to suggest other blogs and news stories. Maybe this will help ease you into your week: Jewish apple cake: My new favorite […]
For the love of blawg!
If you love our sister blog, Generation JD, now’s your chance to show it. And I do mean NOW. The ABA Journal is compiling its annual list of 100 Best Law Blogs and is taking nominations through Sept. 9. As in Friday, or (more to the point) tomorrow. Here’s what the ABA says it is […]
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 […]
Lawyer/blogger granted press pass
Jay Liner will receive a State House press pass after all. Liner, a Pikesville lawyer and blogger, learned last week that he had been cleared for media credentials by Gov. Martin O’Malley’s press office. Liner had been denied a press pass in January and filed a lawsuit the following month to force the O’Malley administration […]