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Mark your calendars! We’re broadcasting a free webinar, “How LexBlog Makes Editorial Decisions,” hosted by LexBlog Associate Editor, Melissa Lin on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EST. You can register for the webinar here. Melissa will give viewers an inside look into the LexBlog publishing team’s methods for continually offering timely, relevant insights and commentary on the law for readers, including: Deciding which blogs are syndicated on Lexblog.com, which includes criteria for…
It has been six months now that our customer success and design teams at LexBlog have been upgrading and redesigning our legacy blogs to our latest software. Each member of our team will take responsibility for assigned legacy blogs each week to reach out to bloggers and editors and introduce our project and the benefits of upgrading. These benefits can range from the visual appeal of having a modern design and a blog responsive to…
If you didn’t grow up hiking, you may have unappealing stereotypes associated to the activity. If you are one of those people (like I was), I encourage you to dip your toes into the water, and see if you can combat your own assumptions. Go on one hike and pay attention to how you feel afterwards, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I grew up in a family of 10 people, to be more specific, I grew…
Hi, all. I’m a LexBlog summer intern. I am a senior studying psychology at Tulane University in New Orleans. Hope you enjoy my first post, and more gifs to come. Is sentencing an individual to years in prison for harmless drug use warranted? In New Orleans, the answer is, unfortunately, yes. As an intern at Orleans Public Defense, I saw injustice in action as countless men and women were denied the right to a fair…
About two months ago, a story started circulating that caught my attention. Pipdig, a commercial theme shop with templates for WordPress and Blogger, was accused of including obfuscated (hidden) code inside their Pipdig Power Pack (P3) plugin. This plugin was installed alongside every theme bought by a customer, and so was presumably active on all sites using Pipdig’s products. The purpose of this code was to essentially enroll the unsuspecting customer in a botnet…
Once you’ve seen what one billion looks like, every number under is just peanuts. I’ve worked with over $1 billion in the course of a week and held over $1 million in my hands. Both experiences were within a few months of each other and at two separate companies, but both are rare in and of themselves. I’ve thought long and hard about the meaning of those experiences, especially considering the realization that I would…
People love donuts, especially LexBloggers. Many of our products or large bodies of work have a corresponding donut that acts as a code-name in product and internal meetings. While this began as a bit of a joke at first, it’s been a delightful way to keep the conversation playful and lower stress when working on some complex component or running up against the trough of sorrow. That’s why when we decided to take the…
It’s no secret – LexBlog loves Clio. You could probably tell back in October 2018 when we all posted glowing reviews of their Clio Cloud Conference. Or maybe when we enthusiastically retweet their accomplishments without much incentive other than the fact that we like supporting their efforts as a company.  That’s why we’re excited to announce today that LexBlog is an official Clio integration partner!  We teamed up with Clio to launch a…
The platitude is gratitude is all about attitude I’m a big fan of reflection. It’s a way for me to either understand new situations or to feel gratitude. Let’s admit the platitude, gratitude is a good feeling to have. So, as I  come up on my 6 months with LexBlog, I thought it would be beneficial to reflect back on my time. Here are some quick facts: Designed a membership tracking sheet Emailed nearly 300…
Frenchman Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a writer, WWII pilot, and general designer-of-things.  Perhaps you’re familiar with his quote, “‘Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”  I think about this quote a lot in my work, and it informs our product decisions at LexBlog.  In fact, I’d estimate that about 10% of my working time is spent removing things, and I enjoy this…