"Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow commemorates the actions of American patriot Paul Revere on April 18, 1775.
Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott kept watch in Boston for the approach of British troops the day before the Battle of Lexington and Concord at the outset of the American Revolution. A system had been set up whereby an outlook in the bell tower of the Old North Church would hang one lantern to indicate that the British advance was by land over Boston Neck, or two lanterns to indicate that the British advance was by water across the Charles River to Charlestown. From his location in Charlestown, Revere saw the signal, two lanterns that meant the British were rowing across the river. Revere set out riding on the road to Lexington warning citizens to prepare for battle.Not coincidentally, we have scheduled the British to host Blawg Review in back-to-back issues bookending the July 4th Independence Day holiday in America.
Nearly Legal is scheduled to host Blawg Review #115 on July 2nd, and Blawg Review #116 at Corporate Blawg UK on July 9th.
Charon QC, not a Queen's Counsel, has kindly agreed to host on January 7, 2008.
Justin Patten at Human Law was the first of the British law bloggers to take up the challenge and host Blawg Review #78.
And we're sure there are even more barristers and solicitors blogging across the pond who will join us in celebrating the best of the legal blogosphere.
The UK’s first law bloggers’ conference saw disparate minds converge to talk about their individual online experiences. Rupert White finds out about the pleasures and the pitfalls of the ‘blawgosphere’Blimey!
The first conference of law blogging took place in London this month, sponsored by the Gazette, and it embraced a host of different legal points of view, from barristers to consultants. It was a success, considering the still small number of lawyers engaging in online debate.
Geeklawyer, the anonymous employed barrister who set up the event, told the Gazette he is already planning next year’s, perhaps grander, outing.