Every blog post featured in this week’s line-up is a fantastic example of blogging done right. We have bloggers providing us with timely information—Sheppard Mullin offering a great blog post on President Biden’s newest Executive Order—and bloggers taking the time to craft detailed, informational posts on the longer side—Clio sharing a great breakdown on boutique firms versus Big Law. You can’t go wrong with any of these picks from our top ten. Read on to hear more about the billable hour, what to watch out for from “cannabis firms,” and the discourse surrounding vaccine passports.
With social media at an all-time peak, it can be tempting to scour the internet when looking to vet candidates. Emily Siu‘s post on Spring Law‘s Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada blog goes over why that may not be the best idea—legally. She references the Ontario Human Rights Code and uses a casual tone to explain the legality behind the situation. That, coupled with the digestible length, make this an informative and easy-to-read blog post—stay tuned for part two next week which will discuss the risks of hiring bias and social media in more detail.
“Vaccine passports” have been a global topic of conversation as the world attempts to navigate a post-COVID landscape. However—as Seyfarth points out on Employment Law Lookout—not only are conflicts between the public and private sectors causing a hold up, the ideological differences throughout the U.S. will likely prevent any federal laws from passing. They list which states’ governors have already made their opposition to vaccination passports clear. This post is organized and scannable, and features a section common to many Seyfarth blogs—a Seyfarth Synopsis—which summarizes the blog post from the get-go.
A topic of discussion that came up the other night on Clubhouse—the newest up-and-coming social media app—was the billable hour. Zena Applebaum shares that in her mind, “the Billable Hour is the scapegoat for everything that is wrong with the legal industry.” She authors a concise post reflecting on the dialogue that took place and the complicated subject that is the billable hour. Zena’s voice shines through in this piece, and her conversational tone makes it feel like you were a part of the very Clubhouse discourse she’s recounting. Check out her thoughts at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.