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One of the beauties of blogging is having the ability to build a network of connections from all over the world without having to leave the comfort of your own city.  Toronto attorney Lisa Stam uses her blog, Employment and Human Rights in Canada, as a virtual key to access the world of labor and employment law throughout Canada and beyond. “Being a Canadian and blogging helps eliminate national borders and helps (me) connect…
Some days the best coverage on the LexBlog Network is dominated by one practice area.  Today, it’s employment law.  Keelin Curran has an interesting post on the recently passed law requiring all Seattle employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  Meanwhile, Tom Crane, Michael Schmidt, and Christopher McKinney chime in with their respective musings on employment law. Employment Lawsuits Require Some Emotional Distance – Texas lawyer Tom Crane on his San Antonio Employment Law…
If success in legal blogging were measured by the author’s ability connect with and relate to readers, Jeff Nowak‘s FMLA Insights would be the standard.  Employing techniques that resonate with those seeking guidance, the Chicago attorney’s publication is well on its way to finding its place among the best blogs in the labor and employment law community. “Every article I write has to have some sort of practical impact for employers,” said Nowak, a partner…
If the oft-uttered statement “you are what you eat” applied to blogging, Washington, D.C. attorney Steven Berk would be what he writes.  As the publisher and author of The Corporate Observer, Berk sees his blog as not only his online writing portfolio, but his virtual business card. “If someone’s looking for a whistleblower lawyer (online), 30 or 40 different people will come up and they’re sort of looking at a stack of business cards…
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth a million, and Southern California attorneys Keith Davidson and Stewart Albertson have recently started using video commentary on their blog, California Trust, Estate and Probate Litigation, in a unique way that effectively demonstrates that the art of blogging nowadays is more than just words on a page. “Not many lawyers have blogs on trust and will litigation because there aren’t that…
 Today is the last day of what has been an extraordinary September here in Seattle, weather wise, but today’s gloom seems to indicate that fall is officially upon us.  As the seasons change and the leaves begin to fall, the LexBlog Network rakes up three blogs that have launched this week — including one from local firm Zarian Midgley.  Check out the latest additions to the LexBlog Network before you head home to catch the…
When LexisNexis talks, people listen.  And when the premiere electronic legal research service in the world publishes a “best of” list, it is a big deal to be on that list.  The recently compiled “LexisNexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs of 2011,” features 13 blogs from the LexBlog Network.  Below is a list of all the blogs in the network that made the list, along with the reactions from a few…
The last official weekend of summer is now underway, but the surplus of long sleeves and pants must mean fall has come early in Seattle (not much of a surprise there).  The change in seasons brings about new beginnings.  With that said, we have three new blogs joining the LexBlog Network this week, all by AmLaw firms, so check them out.  Mintz Levin adds two new blogs to the network while Sullivan & Worchester adds…
After establishing herself as one of the top family law experts in Massachusetts, Boston attorney Nancy Van Tine now has her sights set on establishing her expertise nationally and internationally and has chosen her blog, Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, as a means of reaching the world at large. “Divorce is a very local business and the laws are state-driven, but some of the general things are nationwide and it’s interesting to see how (others)…
If the LexBlog Network were to create a “Word of the Day” section, today’s word would definitely be “employment”.  As you could probably guess, today’s roundup is heavy on employment and labor issues that range from wage and hour matters for employees in the event of a hurricane to fresh perspectives on the recent pregnancy discrimination ruling.  I know you have all been hard at work this week, so sit back, relax and enjoy the…