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Neat Numbers from the Canadian Legal Blogosphere

Posted by Emma Durand-Wood on

Every June, we review all the blogs listed at lawblogs.ca…, fixing dead or outdated links and feeds and removing defunct blogs. It’s a big project but an interesting one. This year’s review left us with a final tally of 444 blogs (up from 415 last June) and I decided to take some statistics as I went through them. I

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Traffic to law firm homepages dying? Not so far.

Posted by Steve Matthews on

In one of his most recent posts, Lexblog’s Kevin O’Keefe made a brave prediction on the “death of law firm homepages”. Citing the recently reported traffic declines… to the NYTimes homepage,  Kevin posits, “The death of homepages on law firm websites is likely to be much the same.”
The idea that social media might be directly impacting the traffic

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Latest Additions to Lawblogs.ca

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Just a quick update on the Canadian Law Blogs List at lawblogs.ca. Here’s a look at a selection of the blogs that have been added to the directory since our last round of new additions back in February:

Burke-Robertson LLP’s Labour & Employment Blog for Employees and Employers
Blogue en droit criminel
Patterson Law Medical Malpractice
Patterson Insurance Pulse
Patterson …

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Breaking Down The Barriers To Blogging

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I’ll choose “Things That I Know Are Good For Me But I Keep Putting Off Anyway” for $500, Alex. In a category that includes “Walking 20 Minutes A Day,” “Cutting Down On Aspartame,” and “Never Watching CNN Again,” many lawyers might also find “Writing A New Blog Post.” In law firms large and small, I often hear managing partners and…

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Latest Additions to Lawblogs.ca

Posted by Steve Matthews on

Just a quick update on the Canadian Law Blogs List at lawblogs.ca. Here’s a look at a selection of the blogs that have been added to the directory since our last round of new additions back in October:

The Family Connection
Human Rights Blog in Ontario
Franchise Justice Blog
Calgary Lawyer
The Workplace Matters
Just Biotech
LawNow Magazine’s Blog
Survol …

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Stem Client Round-Up for November 2013

Posted by Steve Matthews on

It is already the end of November and we are hurrying into the holiday season.  Our clients have been very active this month, as you can see by the following:

Rhode Island elder care attorney Mark Heffner highlighted a symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Impairment.…  This free symposium featured Dr. Jie Shen, Harvard Professor of Neurology, presenting on “Memory

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Latest Additions to LawBlogs.ca

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Just a quick update on the Canadian Law Blogs List at lawblogs.ca. Here’s a look at a selection of the blogs that have been added to the directory since our last round of new additions back in June:

McAnsh Law Blog
Paralegal SCOPE Magazine
Me Felix-Antione T. Doyon: Blogue en droit criminelle et en driot de la sescurite nationale
Ariel …

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17 Heartwarming Photos That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Posted by Jordan Furlong on

The purpose of this post is to warn lawyers against allowing their published content to become manipulative, formulaic, and hollow. There are no photos, heartwarming or otherwise, in this article.
If you read content online these days, whether from a commercial news site or an aggregator like Facebook, you’ll have noticed a change in how that content is delivered. Startling…

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Ghostblogging And The Persistent Problem Of Lawyer Plagiarism

Posted by Jordan Furlong on

The question of “ghostblogging” has been troubling lawyers for awhile now, but the topic suddenly caught fire over this past week. A post at the Virginia Lawyers Weekly blog noted that both State Bar President Sharon Nelson and Bar Counsel James McCauley agreed… that ghostblogging — a lawyer retaining a third party to write blog content and publishing it under

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Latest Additions to Lawblogs.ca

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Just a quick update on the Canadian Law Blogs List at lawblogs.ca. Here’s a look at a selection of the blogs that have been added to the directory since our last round of new additions back in April:

Jordan Battista LLP Blog
Data Privacy and Security Law Blog (Smith LeSieur)
Lerners Business Law Blog
Jane Southren Blog
Wills + Estates …

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10 Blogging Tips from Bob Ambrogi (Plus My Two Cents)

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In a pair of posts on his LawSites blog, Bob Ambrogi recently shared 10 concise blogging tips that should be of interest to both experienced and rookie bloggers.
The first of Bob’s five tips are about starting your own blog: use WordPress (differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org are discussed); develop your theme …(write about what you know, and don’t

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New Additions to Lawblogs.ca

Posted by Emma Durand-Wood on

It’s been a couple months since we posted a selection of the latest blogs to be added to the Canadian Law Blogs List at lawblogs.ca. Without further ado…

Injury Law Blog (Roger R. Foisy)
OKT Aboriginal Rights Lawyers Blog (Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP)
The Trademark Shop Blog 
Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos Blog 
Treasurers Blog (Law Society of Upper Canada)
Litigation …

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Latest Clawbies Winners & New Blogs at Lawblogs.ca

Posted by Emma Durand-Wood on

Every time we post a roundup of new additions to Lawblogs.ca, we wonder if there’s a future Clawbies winner among them. Well, in today’s list, we’ve included several 2012 winners and finalists who were added since our last roundup… or who only recently popped up on our radar, thanks to nominations from other Canadian law bloggers.
Enjoy this selection

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Five Questions Series: Fascinating Insight from Successful Law Bloggers

Posted by Emma Durand-Wood on

Over at the companion blog to his new book, Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers, Ernie Svenson has been running a great series called “Five Questions for a Law Blogger…“. The standard five questions are:

Have there been any unexpected benefits to blogging, and if so, what are they?
What unexpected challenges did you find in blogging?
What

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2012 Clawbies Acceptance Speeches

Posted by Emma Durand-Wood on

It’s been a couple years since we last posted a roundup of Clawbies “acceptance speeches”, but over the last few days, so many of the winning and finalist blogs in the 7th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards… took the time to comment that we thought it would be nice to share them. Check out the responses from some of Canada’s

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