ABA Journal and The Future of Legal Blogging

This summer, Joe Dysart approached me to ask a few questions about my thoughts on the future of legal blogging. Specifically, he was interested in the viewpoint of lawyers on the not quite as recent now Pew Research study showing a rise in interest in long-form blogging in the over 35 set, and a decline in long-form blogging among younger computizens. Never being at a loss for words, I was happy to talk about it. Joe’s article on the subject was published this month in the ABA Journal and I was quite honored to be included with some very well-respected voices on the subject of law and technology. Nice experience all around. Thanks Joe and the ABA Journal for the opportunity.

The photo session was a complete hoot. Jared Leeds, the photographer, asked if he could stop by during the summer to take a photo of me for the article. I said sure, and we met on a Sunday at my house. I thought he was going to snap a couple shots with his iPhone and be off inside of 15 minutes. Two hours and probably about 130 photos later (NOT on an iPhone), I felt like a complete ham. I kept feeling like I had to yell “makeup!” every so often. It was seriously hot and I have no air conditioning at my ocean side house, so we made good use of the fan – hence the windblown look. At first I dressed like a lawyer but Jared asked me to change into jeans and casual wear and soon enough, the guitar and my new old mid century orange chairs ended up in the picture. Not your usual corporate lawyer shot. All in all, it was a fun time.

Head over to the Journal at the link here and check out the article – do you agree that there continues to be and likely always will be a place for long-form blogging for lawyers and researchers alike? I know I do. Each tool to its purpose.

It's Easter. Supeep Court's in Session.

I have a new tradition. Much like viewing light displays at Christmas, Easter is fast becoming my time of year to admire the handywork of artists such as Frank Salamone. Mr. Salamone’s medium is the sugar-encrusted marshmallows more commonly known as Peeps. His subject is the Supreme Court. Match made in heaven? You decide:

As explained by Mr. Salamone over at the ABA Journal site:

“I knew I wanted to do something to touch on the rock star status afforded Justice Sotomayor, and nothing screams ‘celebrity’ like a red carpet, a huge star and pipe-cleaner shades.”

Can you find Justice Scalia?

You really need to hit this link (here) and see the rest of the masterpieces. Before they get snarfed up.

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Google Wave Review – GP Solo Technology eReport

I admit that I am a bit late on breaking the news on this one, but I do want to link to my article reviewing Google Wave that ran last month in the GP Solo Technology eReport published by the ABA. Already, the information appears a tiny bit dated, but that’s just the speed that the Web travels. Check out some of the other great articles too, you might recognize a few names and certainly will pick up some good information!

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