It’s the last Friday in October, which means it’s almost Halloween, and time for another Best of Law Blogging. Alec and Michelle have once again gathered their favorite posts from the week, with a few holiday-themed ones thrown in the mix. So sit back, maybe grab some candy, and check out some posts on candy trademarks, Clio’s conference and nonprofit tweets of the week.


Alec’s Picks

This Is Not Your Father’s Brady Bunch

As someone who grew up watching The Brady Bunch, this post could have made my list based on that witty title alone. However, Peter Mahler of Farrell Fritz has a lot more to offer in this post than just his great title. In it he gives readers an in-depth breakdown of the legal battle over valuable farmland amongst a family. While it’s a longer read than the average blog post, Mahler’s clear writing style coupled with his use of subheads, bullets and block quotes make the post a breeze to read. Available at New York Business Divorce.

The Panel of Theseus

Another post with a title that grabbed my attention—which goes to show just how important that is when crafting posts. Matt Leerberg gets a little philosophical with this one, calling on one of the oldest thought experiments in Western philosophy—The Ship of Theseus. This is one of the more unique posts I’ve read in awhile and Leerberg deserves credit for drawing such an apt analogy between this thought experiment and a contemporary legal issue. Any blog post that is willing to be this creative and experimental deserves recognition, and your readership. Available at Fox Rothschild’s North Carolina Appellate Practice Blog.

Clio Cloud Conference 2021: Highlights From Jack Newton’s Keynote

Today is the final day of Clio Cloud Conference which ran throughout this past week. It was Clio’s second year holding the event virtually and Clio’s Carissa Tham did a fantastic job recapping the keynote from Clio CEO and Co-Founder Jack Newton on the company’s blog. If you weren’t able to attend this year’s event I highly recommend at the very least reading this post to get an idea of what this conference is all about.


Michelle’s Picks

Five Frightful Business Development Mistakes Lawyers Make

I can always appreciate a good holiday-themed blog post (especially one that includes cute pictures of animals dressed up). Lindsay Griffiths authors this spooky piece regarding frightful business development mistakes lawyers make—and how to avoid them. Making this topic fit into the Halloween-theme is effortless and she pulls off a very engaging, informational and just plain fun blog post. Available at International Lawyers Network’s Zen and the Art of Legal Networking.

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/29/21

This is a super interest idea for a post that not only serves to inform the blog’s readership about notable events in the nonprofit sector from the week, but also works to open up the door for potential connections. By featuring tweets from a variety of people and organizations, the group at NEO Law has the ability to use this blog post to network and cultivate relationships. It’s always a good idea to mention and link to others in your post, and this is a great example of a creative way to do just that. Available at Nonprofit Law Blog.

Trick-or-Treat Trademarks

Like I said, I’m a sucker for well-executed themed posts. Taking a look at candy trademarks is one clever way to incorporate a Halloween post into your blogging schedule. The definition of a registrable trademark in Canada expanded a couple of years ago, which can now apply to popular chocolate and candy brands. Sarah Pennington and Jordana Sanft list some of these brands and their easily recognizable images. Available at Norton Rose Fulbright’s The Brand Protection Blog.

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Michelle works on LexBlog’s Publishing team and assists in managing and creating the company’s editorial and social content, as well as working with clients to ensure the overall success of their blogs. She has experience working in all different realms of publishing—including newspapers,

Michelle works on LexBlog’s Publishing team and assists in managing and creating the company’s editorial and social content, as well as working with clients to ensure the overall success of their blogs. She has experience working in all different realms of publishing—including newspapers, magazines and research journals. Michelle has published a poetry book and been featured in an anthology.

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Alec is an intern on LexBlog’s publishing team where he creates content for the company’s various digital platforms. A former radio news anchor, Alec brings both a background in journalism and a passion for law. Alec has the eventual goal of attending law…

Alec is an intern on LexBlog’s publishing team where he creates content for the company’s various digital platforms. A former radio news anchor, Alec brings both a background in journalism and a passion for law. Alec has the eventual goal of attending law school—and of course—starting his own law blog. His writing has been published in The Seattle Times and Crosscut.