We’ve had a bit of a hiatus since sharing one of these posts—and we certainly have some catching up to do. That said, look for those each and every week going forward, especially with momentum building from our #Blog4Good campaign and the Portals we’re partnering on with bar associations across the country.

Onward and upward—let’s get to it.

  • Part of that aforementioned #Blog4Good campaign and a really exciting and empowering project to work on, we partnered with the New York City Bar Association on the launch of NYC Bar Insights, a one-stop shop for posts from members of the bar association. This type of syndication-powered Portal is where journalism is headed, and especially-vital during the history-defining year that 2020 has been thus far. Are you an NYC Bar Member who wants to get on there? Let ’em know.
  • That’s just one of two bar associations to roll out a Portal, too. Exciting times. Next up we have Arizona Attorney Daily, from the State Bar of Arizona, which utilizes a syndication-powered publication to advance their Arizona Attorney brand and curate blog posts from the association’s many members. That’s a nice added membership perk for lawyers from the Grand Canyon State.
  • These Portals aren’t just for  bar associations, either—yes, we’re doing them for firms, too. Proskauer is the second such large law firm to utilize the software tool, launching Proskauer Coronavirus Insights, which scans all of their firm’s numerous blogs and relevant portions of the website for content on the COVID pandemic. In terms of offering up a coronavirus-specific resource section, this is tough to bear.
  • Overheard on the Block(chain) is Greenberg Traurig’s 16th blog launched on the LexBlog platform. The blog, led by Greenberg Traurig’s global Blockchain group, discusses virtual currencies, digital assets, blockchain regulation, legal guidance, and news relevant to the US and beyond. The group comprises more than 80 attorneys around the world. 
  • Sheppard Mullin is a powerhouse of blogging, and they continue to provide even more insight with their 34th and 35th blogs in the LexBlog Network:
    • The Energy Law Blog is led by Sheppard Mullin’s Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team, which is made up of 55 attorneys. The blog offers breaking industry news, legal analysis, and updates on emerging issues involving a variety of energy-related topics. 
    • The Trade Secrets Law Blog is led by Sheppard Mullin’s Trade Secrets team, which advises clients on best practices to avoid misappropriation and defends clients against claims of misappropriation, unfair competition, and related claims. The blog has most recently reported on the risks to trade secrets because of increased remote work and videoconferencing as a result of COVID-19.
  • Rob Millard founded the Cambridge Strategy Group in 2012 and advises law firms in strategies needed to thrive in today’s VUCA—volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous—world. Unexpectedly, COVID-19 has propelled Rob’s approach into the very core of how firms now think about their strategies and planning in the pandemic’s aftermath. His blog focuses on artificial intelligence and the law, business model changes, and the edge of chaos—a transition zone that exists within a variety of systems. 
  • Business Development Inc. blog is authored by Julie Savarino, an expert in business and client development for law firms. In her over 30 years of experience, she has served as an in-house business development executive for a number of firms, designed and taught the first law school courses on client relations and development, and is the author of a number of books, including her newest release, Survive & Thrive Post-Pandemic: A Guidebook for Legal & Professional Service Providers.If anyone knows legal business development, it’s Julie.
  • Zola Suite is a legal practice management software company that aims “to empower law firms with the ultimate, fully-integrated legal practice success platform.” The Suite Spot is the company’s technology law blog that covers topics such as thinking beyond the billable hour to increase productivity and profitability, post-pandemic planning for firms, and the increasingly relevant need to firms to embrace a remote work policy. With the pandemic changing the way everyone practices law and manages a law firm, look for this to be a valuable resource. 
  • Since 2018, Briefly: the Law has shared posts and podcasts in Azerbaijani and English. The blog’s authors are located in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, and cover a wide range of international topics, from corporate and commercial law, to human rights, and technology. It never stops being a thrill when we have a publication join our ranks from someplace we’ve never heard from before. 
  • Bringing us another publication from across the globe, Legal IT Group is a team of practicing technology lawyers from Kiev, Ukraine who has provided legal support to startups, tech companies, and tech product consumers for more than five years. Their blog offers insight and commentary on software development, corporate and investment, trademarks and registration, compliance, and other technology law issues important to companies and consumers. 
  • Legal Innovators is an innovative alternative legal service provider that is “changing the way the law approaches hiring, pricing, inclusion, and diversity of junior legal talent.” Jonathan Greenblatt and Bryan Parker founded Legal Innovators to fix the broken campus recruitment process that excludes some of the most talented candidates, especially women and minorities. They offer a 2-year work-based learning program to give junior legal talent training from senior lawyers and experts from business and the law. The blog covers many of the issues surrounding the hiring process of legal talent, delivery and inclusion, and legal education.
  • Sasha S. Philip is a professional mediator and arbitrator based in Washington who provides services in online dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration. She practiced in civil litigation for over a decade before becoming a certified mediator and arbitrator, and draws on her extensive experience in litigated cases for her own practice. Philip often takes happenings from her personal life to offer a unique lens into the world of mediation on her blog and provide lessons on empathy, mediation, and the legal profession.
  • dGen is an independent non-profit research institute based in Germany that focuses on how emerging technology can contribute to a decentralized future in Europe and what this might mean for people, society, private entities, and the public sector over the coming decades. The dGen blog shares insights from the institute’s monthly research reports and perspectives on emerging tech in the European landscape. 
  • LawVision helps law firms navigate an increasingly competitive business environment by developing and implementing enhanced business processes for organizations. The LawVision team has over 100 years of industry experience between them in in-house, consulting, and corporate legal roles. Their blog offers insights on business development and how to manage law firm challenges and crises.
  • LAWELS aims to “contribute to the development of legal science and practice through the cultivation of academic writing skills and professional development of lawyers and students. The blog offers articles in both Azerbaijani and English and covers a wide range of international topics. 
  • SelfLawyer is a group of lawyers who exclusively practice immigration law and strive to expand access to legal immigration through the use of technology at an affordable price. Clients can submit their immigration applications online through SelfLawyer. Immigration forms, such as the Affidavit of Support and Petition for Alien Relative, can be confusing and intimidating. The SelfLawyer’s blog offers guides that deconstruct forms into understandable terms and easy checklists, as well as provides updates on the latest immigration news.
  • Talkov Law is a California-based law firm for real estate, business and bankruptcy litigation, disputes, trials, and appeals. Scott Talkov is the founder of Talkov Law and author of the firm’s blog, which provides insight on relevant and timely issues, such as how to terminate a contract due to COVID-19 and discussion of coronavirus negligent transmission lawsuits. 
  • Will Newman, attorney at Becker Glynn Muffly Chassin & Hosinski, is the author of the Unpredictable Blog, a blog about the work lawyers can do to win commercial disputes. Newman named his blog “Unpredictable” because it is a word he uses frequently to describe his job. “Although lawyers can provide guidance about what and how cases will likely process, there are no guarantees and often unexpected developments,” he said. He began the blog in late April, and has so far written 12 posts on document review strategies, confidentiality, and more. His blog can also be found on the New York City Bar Association’s Portal hosted on the LexBlog platform, NYCBar Insights.
  • Cohen & Buckmann is a boutique New York-based firm that practices in the areas of executive compensation, employee benefits, employment law, and investment adviser law. The firm’s Insights blog demonstrates the team’s knowledge in these areas, and they have recently discussed timely issues, such as how COVID-19 puts a spotlight on fiduciary choices and employer response to COVID-19. This blog can also be found on the New York City Bar Association’s Portal hosted on the LexBlog platform, NYCBar Insights.
  • Hector Melendres is the managing attorney of Melendres Law Group, an immigration law firm that helps clients with DACA, Naturalization, Adjustment of Status, and Deportation and Removal Defense. Melendres is the son of immigrant parents and has a unique understanding of the immigration experience which he says makes him a “resolute advocate for his clients.” He has so far written about the Unlawful Presence Waiver and the suspension of immigration amid COVID-19 on his blog. His blog can also be found on the New York City Bar Association’s Portal hosted on the LexBlog platform, NYCBar Insights.
  • Levy Employment Law aims to assist lawyers through the challenges of managing their employees in a fair and consistent manner that complies with the law. The firm’s attorneys have an average of 25 years of experience practicing exclusively in employment law. The firm’s blog has most recently reported on how to return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic and answered questions about emergency sick leave laws. This blog can also be found on the New York City Bar Association’s Portal hosted on the LexBlog platform, NYCBar Insights.
  • The Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnumna handles complex state and federal criminal cases in New York. Typical cases the firm has handled included white-collar crime, organized crime, extortion,money laundering, fraud, child pornography, gun possession and official misconduct. The blog provides insight and commentary on criminal cases and can also be found on the New York City Bar Association’s Portal hosted on the LexBlog platform, NYCBar Insights.
  • Jacob Korder is the principal of Korder Law, a New York-based employment law firm.  In addition to regularly appearing before the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board on behalf of claimants and small businesses, Jacob has experience in a wide range of labor and employment law matters. He has written several posts on the intersection of employment law and COVID-19 on his blog. His  blog can also be found on the New York City Bar Association’s Portal hosted on the LexBlog platform, NYCBar Insights.
  • Elektra Yao is the founder and principal attorney at Yao Law Group, a full-service immigration law firm. As a multicultural attorney with immigrant parents, she not only understands the languages her clients speak, but she also understands the cultural landscape of where they come from, she said. Yao writes about issues immigrants should consider when applying for visas and immigration law updates on her blog. Her blog can also be found on the New York City Bar Association’s Portal hosted on the LexBlog platform, NYCBar Insights.

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