Associate Editor’s Note:
12 blogs have joined LexBlog to grow the legal blogging community this week. Of the 12 blogs, six have a single author, three are from legal tech companies, two are based outside of the United States, and one is authored by a 22-year-old law graduate. LexBlog is proud to welcome them all and support their blogging efforts.
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
All Things ERISA is the second blog from FisherBroyles to join the LexBlog community. The blog’s sole author, Jewell Lim Esposito, Esq, specializes in the intersection of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Tax. The blog promises to explain complex ERISA/Tax issues, such as the future of ERISA compliance and demystifying cannabis company participation in 401(k) plans, “in plain english.”
Ethel Rebecca Benjamin–one of the world’s very first female lawyers–is a symbol of revolution and innovation. The Belgium-based legal tech, design, and innovation company Ethel adopted the legal role model’s name to reflect the company’s mission to “change outlook of law, for a more transparent, beautiful and practical legal industry.” The Ethel Blog demonstrates that mission through thoughtful reflections on events, trends, and companies disrupting the legal industry for good.
The HarryClarkLaw blog is authored by Harry Clark, 22-year-old law graduate and future Trainee Solicitor at Baker McKenzie. Geared towards aspiring solicitors, the blog covers everything from training contract applications, commercial awareness, debunking paralegal stereotypes, to Clark’s personal insights into the world of law. He invites numerous perspectives onto his blog through his #LawyersofLinkedIn series, which shares legal professionals’ personal stories and motivations through a Q&A format.
Lawyer Meltdown is the second blog from legal management, marketing, and social media consultant, Allison Shields, to join the LexBlog network. Recognizing that “the way most lawyers practice law is killing them,” Shields aims to show lawyers how to enjoy being lawyers again. She gives back to the profession through advice on how to use LinkedIn, manage staff interruptions, and streamline workload.
Paladin is a legal tech company that aims to close the justice gap by making it easier for lawyers to connect with pro bono opportunities they are passionate about. The Paladin Blog explains how Pro Bono innovation returns investment across departments, ways to help immigrants in the midst of ICE raids, and how their company deploys technology to increase justice.
Polaris Tax and Accounting is an accounting firm that aims to take “the least enjoyable part of running your business,” off of clients’ hands. They demonstrate their desire to be trusted advisors by reporting on the best practices and common pitfalls of law firm accounting, the limitations of AI in automation, and more.
Texas-based firm, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton devotes The Pre-Flight Brief blog to all things aviation law, safety, and security. The blog’s author, Greg Reigel, has more than two decades of experience working with airlines, charter companies, and other aviation businesses. He has recently reported on developments from the Federal Aviation Administration and interesting trends involving increasing investigations into illegal charter activities.
Rudner Law is an Ontario-based firm that specializes in employment law. The Rudner Law Blog provides timely and insightful updates about employment law to employers and employees. The blog reflects on recent employment cases, reports on important changes to Canada Labour Code, and produces videos, such as about the hiring process and citizenship, to keep their readers informed.
Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore’s Karen Koehler was dubbed “The Velvet Hammer,” because of her paradoxically warm demeanor when “hammering [opponents] into the ground.” She adopted this nickname proudly and writes on her Velvet Hammer blog about high profile cases, being both a lawyer and human, and advice for attorneys. Her personality pervades her blogging, whether when writing about cases in a narrative style, or through sharing personal stories.
California-based mediator Teddy Snyder has blogged at WC Mediator blog about workers compensation mediation since 2013. She blogs about the necessities for success in mediation, shares lessons she has learned from mediating, and explains how to escape “torturous” claims. She has also crafted quizzes so that readers can learn about mediation in new ways.
WilmerHale’s Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Communications Practice group authors the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Law blog. The blog represents interests in the US and beyond, reporting on US congressional hearings, privacy laws in India and the EU, high-profile cases, and more. The blog authors demonstrate their commitment to reporting on privacy and cybersecurity through consistent follow-up reporting on topics such as the trend of states adopting privacy legislation.
Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions is a business of Wolters Kluwer and a global market leader for transformative enterprise legal management software. The ELM Solutions blog offers insights into how tech leaders can be agents for change, how legal departments can make better decisions, and takeaways from surveys conducted by the company.