There’s A New Blawg in Town … From The Wild West

West has announced a new legal blog, Legal Currents, promising material on legal- and technology-related topics from around the globe. The subject matter will include technology, innovation, content and trends shaping the legal industry worldwide, with authors from inside and outside West. The site contains CLE videos and podcasts, West’s famous “Headnote of the Day” and other bits and pieces. Congrats West on your new blawg branding!

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There's A New Blawg in Town … From The Wild West

West has announced a new legal blog, Legal Currents, promising material on legal- and technology-related topics from around the globe. The subject matter will include technology, innovation, content and trends shaping the legal industry worldwide, with authors from inside and outside West. The site contains CLE videos and podcasts, West’s famous “Headnote of the Day” and other bits and pieces. Congrats West on your new blawg branding!

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Cheers To the Boston College Law Library …

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… for the kind mention of Advocate’s Studio in their Spring, 2009 newsletter! The newsletter contains an article about blawgs and legal bloggers, offering an overview of the subject matter of blogging, where to find blogs, what are the ethical issues and lots of other tidbits of good information. I feel particularly honored to have the Studio mentioned along with some most excellent examples of legal blogging, including Kevin O’Keefe’s Real Lawyers Have Blogs, Wayne Schiess’ Blog.LegalWriting.Net and Michelle Lore’s Minnesota Lawyer blog.

Blogging is becoming a primary means of communication across the strata of our profession. Students, attorneys, professionals, clients, academics and other “interested parties” are on even footing in the blawgosphere. Blogging and related social outposts in the Web 2.0 world remove artificial barriers separating levels of experience and position. Opening lines of communication through blogging holds the promise of harmonizing and democratizing our profession and assisting in bringing the practice into the twenty-first century. Much of this promise lies with law students – the true future of legal practice. Here’s hoping that these students embrace the new technologies, expand and improve the medium and assist us “older” folk in learning some new tricks in the process.

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Check Out Gerry Spence’s New Blog

Ahhhhhh. Fresh from my vacation in Fire Island with a dear high school friend.

 

Hard to pull back to reality, but here I am again, blogging away. In my absence, I see that I have new company in the blogging world. At the ripe age of 80 years, Gerry Spence shows his fearlessness by engaging in a decidedly modern mode of communication and appears to be enjoying it. 

 His blog started on July 16, 2008 with a humble introduction, followed by several entries on a topic of great interest to him: slavery and freedom.

For those unfamiliar with the man, Mr. Spence’s first big win was obtaining a $10,500,000 verdict against Kerr-McGee in the Karen Silkwood case on behalf of her children.

  (Meryl Streep as Karen Silkwood). He also secured a $26,535,000 verdict for Miss Wyoming against Penthouse and successfully defended Ed Cantrell in a notorious murder case out of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mr. Spence won a $52,000,000 verdict against McDonald’s Corporation on behalf of noticeably smaller, bankrupt, private ice cream company arising out of McDonald’s breach of an oral contract. Mr. Spence ably assisted Imelda Marcos in avoiding guilty verdicts on multiple charges in 1990. In 1992, he obtained a $15,000,000 compensatory and $18,500,000 punitive verdict against an insurance company for emotional distress damages suffered by his client, a quadriplegic, based on the insurer’s failure to pay the $50,000 policy limit twenty years prior. Spence successfully defended Randy Weaver on murder, assault, conspiracy, and gun charges in an infamous Idaho federal standoff case. He has not lost a jury trial since 1969, and he has never lost a criminal case.

At his stage of life, who knows where Mr. Spence will take his blog. Never at a loss for words, there is no doubt, Mr. Spence will prove an interesting read.

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Check Out Gerry Spence's New Blog

Ahhhhhh. Fresh from my vacation in Fire Island with a dear high school friend.

 

Hard to pull back to reality, but here I am again, blogging away. In my absence, I see that I have new company in the blogging world. At the ripe age of 80 years, Gerry Spence shows his fearlessness by engaging in a decidedly modern mode of communication and appears to be enjoying it. 

 His blog started on July 16, 2008 with a humble introduction, followed by several entries on a topic of great interest to him: slavery and freedom.

For those unfamiliar with the man, Mr. Spence’s first big win was obtaining a $10,500,000 verdict against Kerr-McGee in the Karen Silkwood case on behalf of her children.

  (Meryl Streep as Karen Silkwood). He also secured a $26,535,000 verdict for Miss Wyoming against Penthouse and successfully defended Ed Cantrell in a notorious murder case out of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Mr. Spence won a $52,000,000 verdict against McDonald’s Corporation on behalf of noticeably smaller, bankrupt, private ice cream company arising out of McDonald’s breach of an oral contract. Mr. Spence ably assisted Imelda Marcos in avoiding guilty verdicts on multiple charges in 1990. In 1992, he obtained a $15,000,000 compensatory and $18,500,000 punitive verdict against an insurance company for emotional distress damages suffered by his client, a quadriplegic, based on the insurer’s failure to pay the $50,000 policy limit twenty years prior. Spence successfully defended Randy Weaver on murder, assault, conspiracy, and gun charges in an infamous Idaho federal standoff case. He has not lost a jury trial since 1969, and he has never lost a criminal case.

At his stage of life, who knows where Mr. Spence will take his blog. Never at a loss for words, there is no doubt, Mr. Spence will prove an interesting read.

SEE MORE AT http://advantageadvocates.com