Note from the Associate Editor, Melissa Lin

The common thread connecting this week’s batch of new blogs appears to be a shared drive to make positive change in the legal community. This week’s blogs include the São Paulo Legal Hackers, which is part of an innovative worldwide community aiming to tackle issues and change outdated practices in law, the Ethical Esquire which helps lawyers navigate ethical issues in their practice, the Chicago Bar Association’s @theBar promoting young lawyer’s professional and personal development, and the Arkansas Law Blog that goes above and beyond by creating videos to accompany their blogs posts.

The @theBar especially shares similar blogging values to LexBlog, stating: “Now, more so than ever before, recently admitted attorneys have the ability to positively impact the legal profession…an online publication in blog format [is] an invaluable tool to enhance member dialogue and foster connections among younger members of the bar.”

Please join us in welcoming the newest blogs to our network! And catch up on all the newest blogs in recent weeks here.

Newest Sites and Blogs Launched

São Paulo Legal Hackers just launched their chapter site with LexBlog. We’re honored to support the Legal Hackers community in São Paulo and beyond by offering a place to publish the innovations that they’re bringing to the legal industry worldwide.

The Ethical Esquire by CSG Attorneys at Law offers expert advice for fellow attorneys on navigating ethics rules and preventing ethical grievances or malpractice suits. The Ethical Esquire‘s content focuses around “highlighting recent trends, decisions, loss prevention techniques, and commentary on ethics opinions relevant to the practice of law in New York and New Jersey.”

Newest Members Added to the Network

The Chicago Bar Association recently joined the LexBlog network through their Young Lawyers’ Section publication, @theBar, which promotes young lawyers’ “professional development, ethical practice, the service of our profession, and the well-being of our members.” The Chicago Bar Association’s YLS seeks to utilize @theBar as a dialogue that will increase the support and camaraderie amongst bar members, especially younger attorneys.

Arkansas Law Blog is by the attorneys at whLaw, who write on a wide variety of topics within the law, including bankruptcy, criminal, family, and probate & estate planning. whLaw attorneys answer commonly-asked questions within their practice areas in accessible posts and YouTube videos with excellent takeaways for their readers and viewers.

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