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Breaking Down The Barriers To Blogging

Posted by Jordan Furlong on

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

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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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The 4 Habits of Underachieving Law Blogs

Posted by Jordan Furlong on

The 2012 Clawbies are now in the books…, and if you haven’t yet reviewed our picks for the best of the Canadian legal blawgosphere, now’s your chance. We think you’ll agree that this year’s winners were truly outstanding and that good law blogs are flourishing right across the country.
I thought I might also share with you, however, some

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Happy 2nd Anniversary, Attorney At Work!

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A quick post to congratulate Attorney At Work… on their second anniversary! (It’s actually on Dec. 9th, but that’s a Sunday, so I’m jumping the gun.)

With new posts every single day of the work week, that’s more than 500 “really good ideas” – an outstanding accomplishment. Created by Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, Mark Feldman, and Joan Feldman, Attorney at Work

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2012 Clawbies Now Accepting Nominations

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It’s official: the 2012 Clawbies are open for business! From now until Thursday,  December 27th, we’re looking for nominations of your favourite Canadian law blogs for the 7th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards (a.k.a. the Clawbies).
We’re following the same nomination process as last year: tweet (using the hashtag #clawbies2012), send me an email, or better yet, write a …

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More New Canadian Law Blogs at Lawblogs.ca

Posted by Emma Durand-Wood on

We’ve added another 16 new and new-to-us blogs to Lawblogs.ca since our last update less than two months ago! Here are the latest additions:

Administrative Law Matters (Paul Daly)
MackenzieDRS (Ian R. Mackenzie)
Mining Prospects (McCarthy Tetrault)
researchlawyer (Kirsten Thompson)
Sport Law and Strategy Group
Succession Tax Counsel (John Mill)

Your Estate Matters Blog (Clark Wilson LLP)
Tax, Society & …

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Blogging for Lawyers: A Modest Proposal

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You might have heard about the newest marketing craze sweeping the legal profession. It’s called a “newsletter” — a funny word, certainly, crammed together from two words (“news” and “letter”) that we’re already familiar with. You might be wondering whether this new fad is the right marketing vehicle for your law practice, or you might have concerns about whether it’s…

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