I had a moment of déjà vu yesterday. I went to a law blog and read through the first post wishing their readers “Happy Veterans Day”. Right now it’s a week before Christmas. I thought “meh, I’ll come back to this one in a bit”. I opened the next blog on my list and started reading the first post wishing me another “Happy Veterans Day”. Honestly, I thought I was in a time loop like…
In just a few months I will have been podcasting for ten years.  I went into podcasting reluctantly.  I had a blog and everyone around me encouraged me to start releasing audio versions of the stuff I talk about on my blog. When I started, I was terrible.  Audio quality was low.  Talent was even lower.  But I was committed and that first year I released a show every week.  I was doing it, yet…
Welcome back to LexBlog’s Top 10 in Law Blogs. In this edition, Bob Ambrogi discusses Thomson Reuters’ announcement last week to cut its workforce by 3,200, and what reductions in staff, offices and products could mean for customers. A 13 year long fight over a renowned Pissarro painting stolen by Nazis went to trial last week, according to Conrad Wilton. Mary C. Zinser reports on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling that employers have an obligation…
Communication styles will vary between co-workers.  This is just a fact of life.  What you feel comfortable with, other’s might find burdensome.  Many companies will try to sell you on solutions that they think will fix all your issues. No matter your job title or department, Slack can help your team work together and get things done. It is a miraculous claim and it is also not true.  I am not saying that Slack is…
In today’s workforce, having a LinkedIn profile is indispensable. The culmination of social media as an important source for news and entertainment has shifted even into job searching and recruiting. According to an annual report by Jobvite, 87% of recruiters utilize LinkedIn to find potential job candidates. You should not only be on LinkedIn, you should have a full profile – complete with every honor you’ve received, every volunteer position you’ve held, and every…
My colleagues will recognize the picture from a different post on a different blog of mine. Considering that my readership consists of my supportive coworkers and a few supportive friends, the image I imagine, should be met with “really, you couldn’t find a different picture?”. The razzing that I’m expecting is well deserved. While I’m a person that holds the belief that there is nothing-new-under-the-sun, I definitely believe that bloggers should take a healthy jab…
On December 6th, the largest content management system on the internet, WordPress, released one of the largest user-facing updates in recent memory. WordPress 5.0, or “Bebo” as it was named, represents a major shift for the open source project and the community that supports it and so was introduced with a combination of fanfare, disarray, and resentment – aren’t open source projects fun? While the video above is cheerful and will serve its purpose as…
I haven’t blogged in awhile. My work at LexBlog has kept me busy – working with expanding Legal Tech Founders at Legal Geek in London last month, writing content for a new microsite, working with recruiting users for state bars. All of this really boils down to how I use communications. I wanted to write about that word today – communications. I think there are a lot of misconceptions around the gravity of what that…
T he summer before my senior year in high school I took a job working as a courier and odd-jobs man at a local electrical company. It sounded like a cush job and much better than forty hour weeks on an assembly line at the same manufacturing company I had worked for the previous five summers ( I can assemble and disassemble a gas nozzle like no one’s business).…
Welcome back to another Top 10 in Law Blogs, LexBloggers. Only three more before the end of 2018! This week, Jeff Nowak writes on the importance of employers understanding Family and Medical Leave Act nuances, especially as the holidays approach. Brian Slagle reports on a former CFPB Ombudsman’s new nonprofit dedicated to ending student loans. LexBlog’s Founder and CEO, Kevin O’ Keefe, announces the campaign to grow our legal blogging network—and the passionate people behind…