Being a blogger brings you a constant stream of surprises. About the last legal publication I expected to find myself in is Trial Magazine, the magazine of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
That said, Rebecca Porter has written one of the best articles on the use of blogs by lawyers that I’ve seen in a while. The article is sprinkled liberally with great quotes from Ernest “Ernie the Attorney” Svenson, Carolyn Elefant, John Palfrey and me. All four of us are on our game in this article and the quotes are insightful and illuminating. Rebecca’s done a great job pulling together some key blogging ideas in this article and includes some great resources. It looks like you have to be a member of ATLA to read the article, but, if you are nice to a trial lawyer you know, they might be willing to lend you a copy.
Highly recommended, especially if it will keep a few trial lawyers from suing people and divert them into blogging instead.