Associate Editor’s Note:
As various industries grow and become more complex, so do the legal issues and questions that arise out of them. How can lawyers, law firms, and legal professionals address the most relevant and pressing concerns in cannabis, automotive, intellectual property, ethics & professional responsibility, Title IX, healthcare, and other topics?
Answer: through blogging.
21 new blogs have joined the LexBlog network–8 of which were launched from the LexBlog platform–to provide their perspectives on a wide range of topics. While each blog is vastly different than the other in opinions, areas practiced, and whether they write to a local or national audience, they are united in their evident understanding of complex issues, desire to draw attention to these issues, and ability to make recommendations for positive change.
Please join us in welcoming our newest members and catch up on all the newest blogs in recent months here.
Newest Blogs Joining the Network
Close-Ups**, Venable’s sixth blog on the LexBlog platform, provides an intimate view of the legal issues and business trends affecting the entertainment industry. Led by the firm’s Entertainment and Media group, the blog has already reported on a wide range of cases and issues, including the fair use of screenshots, trademark rights in puns and wordplay, makeup, and recent defamation cases against newspapers.
The Cyclospora Blog** is prolific food safety and personal injury blogger, Bill Marler’s 11th blog on the LexBlog platform. The blog informs the general public and health officials by providing surveillance and analysis on cyclospora news and outbreaks–which occur more often than readers may realize. As Marler recently reported, as of Sept. 27, a total of 241 people from 11 states were confirmed to have cyclospora infections from a single outbreak related to contaminated basil.
Led by Sheppard Mullin’s Cannabis Industry Team, the Cannabis Law Blog** answers the ever-increasing questions that come along with the rapidly growing industry. The blog promises to better inform readers with breaking news and legal insights about labor and employment, FSA, healthcare, legislation, and other issues that affect the legal cannabis industry.
Hot off the Hill** is Greenberg Trauarig’s take on the latest news from Washington. With a team made up of members including former elected officials and top aides and policy officials from U.S. Congress, Hot off the Hill’s authors provide valuable perspectives on federal legislation, lobbying and budget issues, and political law and policy updates.
With new data protection laws coming into force every year, it is no wonder why companies struggle to understand the laws impacting them. Data Privacy Dish**, another blog from Greenberg Traurig helps “companies manage the unmanageable,” through blogging on data, privacy, data security, and compliance with legislation like the CCPA and GDPR.
Franczek’s new Title IX Insights** blog may be the first LexBlog platform blog that writes exclusively about Title IX–one of the fastest evolving and most challenging federal laws facing education institutions. Title IX has wide-ranging impact, including on local school districts, libraries, museums, education agencies across all 50 states, recruitment, admissions, financial assistance, and athletics. The blog covers sex discrimination, harassment, assault cases, and other Title IX issues as they occur, while also providing guidance for Title IX administrators.
Ballard Spahr’s new blog explores how legal operations can change to meet the demand of firms to provide legal services with more efficiency, cost effectiveness, and transparency. Truly a client-centered blog, Ballard360 Insider** writes on issues such as strategic pricing, matter management, innovation and technology, and client value.
Dykema’s The Open Road Automotive Law Blog** provides analysis of legal issues affecting the automotive industry. They have published a number of intriguing thought and trend analysis pieces such as about the rise in automotive repossession class actions and how expectations for advanced technologies are outpacing the technology. The authors explain how relevant trends reveal major challenges and barriers for those in the automotive industry.
Klemchuk LLP’s Intellectual Property Trends blog covers a wide range of litigation, intellectual property, transactional law, and international business law news. The Dallas-based firm pays special attention to IP cases within Texas, but also draws attention to issues relevant to any company or consumer in the US, such as about GNOME’s patent troll case, Alexa, and the music industry.
For Purpose Law Group’s For Purpose Law Group Blog has covered current financial issues affecting nonprofits, charities, foundations, universities, and other charitable donations entities for 6 years. They demonstrate their commitment to helping “nonprofits, entrepreneurs and families to reach their goals” through consistent reporting on emerging issues for nonprofits.
The Law Office of Kyle Sosebee’s Uproot Blog began reporting on cannabis regulation in Massachusetts this year. Kyle Sosebee passionately stated in his first post that there will be “genuine opportunities for first-time business owners, women, people of color, people with cannabis-related convictions, and family farmers to play a role in legalization and reap the benefits.” He has demonstrated this through his observations about trends and issues in the cannabis industry.
The Riverside Tax Attorney Blog is the second blog from Layton & Lopez Tax Attorneys, LLP to join LexBlog. Daniel Layton has most recently reported on tax fraud cases and answered important questions related to IRS Tax Liens.
The Whistleblower Law Collaborative, LLC’s blog, Whistleblower Law Collaborative Blog and News is authored by attorneys who all have prior government experience. Their passion for fighting fraud is evident in opinionated pieces that provide perspectives on nationwide qui tam and whistleblower news.
vLex’s vLex Blog provides legal research tools to thousands of attorneys worldwide. Their blog explains additions to their software and covers current issues concerning legal technology. In early October, LexBlog partnered with vLex to add more than 400,000 blog posts and growing to vLex’s global research collection.
The Insightful Immigration Blog by Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC has reported on news, cases, and trends related to immigration policy for over 10 years. The blog conveys a sense of urgency for needed change in immigration policy through its commentary on immigration ethics, processes, and major rulings.
BanyanRFP is a software company that specializes in Request For Proposal (RFP) technology. Their News & Insights blog reports on relationship management, the value of legal services, legal RFP’s, and tips and advice on everything from how to select the right law firm to how to develop proposals.
Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP‘s Environmental Blog discusses current government action and regulation related to environmental law. In addition to dispelling common misconceptions about environmental issues, the blog raises questions about government transparency and which entities are to blame for environmental harms.
Peter Gallagher, an experienced litigator of Ferro Labella & Weiss LLC, is a self-described generalist who has been exposed to various industries and areas of law. His blog, Pete’s Take, focuses on legal issues in New Jersey and reflects his “wide-ranging experience and..wider-ranging interests in the law,” with a sense of humor that permeates his writing.
Anita Turner of Corporate Realty Associates is the sole author of Anita Turner’s Law Firm Insights. Turner was a practicing attorney for over 20 years before making a career switch to corporate real estate. Her blog is a vibrant read on office design, workspace innovation, employee management, and company culture.
Sagacity Legal PLLC aims to reinvent the way lawyers interact with small business owners to better protect their passion. The Legal Blog authored by Randi Karpinia facilitates this goal by drawing from personal experiences to reflect on the definition of success, what it means to do business today, and comparing small business to building a small village.
Fleming & Curti, PLC‘s Elder Law Issues began as a newsletter that has provided coverage since the 90s about Arizona’s growing elderly population. The now-blog concentrates on guardianship and conservatorship, long-term care planning, estate planning, and probate. The firm’s weekly podcast complements the blog by answering questions relevant to elder law.
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