Happy Friday! It’s time for our weekly Top 10 in Law Blogs. This week, with rising cases of the COVID Delta variant, we saw a heavy focus on the legal questions surrounding vaccinations and return-to-work policies. Additionally, federal government updates on labor, state legislative changes, IP updates, and more punctuated our weekly rundown.
Read on for some interesting post ideas, as well as examples from our community of how to write a great blog post.
Write to the medium
We love a good Week in Review post. Blockchain just seems to become a more and more timely topic with each passing week, but even beyond the content, we love how Andrew Lucas of Perkins Coie broke this piece up into digestible chunks and covered a variety of different news topics relating to cryptocurrency, from the European Central Bank to Tom Brady. A+ for structure and keeping things relevant to your audience. Available at Virtual Currency Report.
Another post format that we’re frequently pushing is answering a question from your audience. Christopher Achkar of Achkar Law does a nice job with that exact task, breaking down different aspects of the title question into separate subsections, bringing up components that a client may not have previously understood, and putting what might otherwise be read in difficult legal jargon into understandable language. Available at Achkar Law Blog.
A key component of writing to the medium is maintaining your own voice throughout your blog post. Eric D. Blatt of Rothwell Figg does exactly that by using first and second person throughout the post. He also does a nice job breaking up the posts into sections and subsections and of course, keeping things relevant to his audience. Available at RF EMerge.
Keeping up with COVID updates is practically a full-time job unto itself for legal bloggers everywhere. As we in America slide between Delta updates, new mask requirements, and the return to public interaction, the rest of the world is similarly trying to navigate this uncharted territory. Hilary Page of Spring Law is writing about the possible end of virtual work in Canada. As guidelines change practically daily, this timely post speaks directly to employers on the question of legally mandating employees to get vaccinated as well as precautions for in-person work. Available at Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada.
Antitrust Political Developments: Biden Administration Issues Executive Order on Competition and Congress Orders Six New Antitrust Bills
Here’s a great example of bringing it all back to your blog. Keeping up with federal law is standard operating procedure for most attorneys, so when you see something happening that’s pertinent to your practice area, grabbing it to make a blog post is proactivity at its best. Luis Blanquez and Steven Cernak of Bona Law PC take a stab at a host of antitrust updates from the White House and Congress, breaking the news up into several consumable subsections and linking plenty of sources. Available at The Antitrust Attorney Blog.
Most lawyers are localized to some degree by virtue of the bar exam. But in a big state like California, statewide legislative changes aren’t no small task to cover. Natalie Mazina of Mazina Law crafted this informative post tracking new regulations in a digestible manner by utilizing bullet points. Informative, to the point, and, most importantly, actively on top of developments important to the audience. Available at Pharmacy & Healthcare Legal Blog.
This isn’t the first post we’ve seen on this issue. With the world watching Britney Spears’ legal battle for her independence from her father, Sally M. Donahue of Jaspan Schlesinger LLP is providing ample information on court supervision and the legal implications of all such situations. Available at The New York Trusts and Estates Blog.
Like we alluded to before, federal government news is always eye-catching. Steven M. Swirsky and Christopher Shur of Epstein Becker Green partnered up to deliver this timely blog post to their audience, fully explaining the pro-union implications of Abruzzo’s nomination and then delving into what it means practically for employers. They also do a nice job providing background on the General Counsel’s position in addition to Abruzzo herself. And of course, all of this information is broken up nicely. Available at Management Memo.
We can’t resist a little play-on-words, even if the title’s humor is a bit dark. Kevin La Croix connects the Delta variant concern to his area of expertise by focusing on a recent case in the Delaware Chancery Court and how it’s indicative of larger trends in the legal world of D&O. He does a good job breaking up the case description from his discussion of it, keeping things brief, and bringing in other bloggers by linking a Proskauer blog post. Available at The D&O Diary.
We’re rounding out with another big-state-specific post. New York’s new Commercial Financing Disclosure Law (“CFDL”) has a lot of implications for a commercial audience, and that’s exactly who Alexis Leventhal of Reed Smith is addressing with this post. She uses a block quote and bullets, keeps it brief, and covers all of the important information her audience needs to know. Available at Asset Finance in Brief.