Blawg Review

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Blawgs: Law Practice Today

A seminal article on law-related blogs and blogging, by two of the leading law bloggers -- and Blawg Review hosts -- Jim Calloway and Tom Mighell, is featured in the current issue of Law Practice Today.
Law-related weblogs first began to hit the scene around 2002. In that year, around 75 law weblogs debuted. In contrast, 2005 saw the creation of over 500 law-related blogs, from all corners of the legal space: big-firm lawyers, solo/small firm lawyers, law professors, law students, librarians, legal technologists, paralegals -- if it involves the law, chances are someone is blogging about it. Tom has been tracking weblogs since he first began publishing Inter Alia nearly four years ago; during that time, by his count more than 1,500 law-related blogs have been created since 2002. Even more amazing is the fact that over 80 percent of those weblogs are still in business, publishing daily, weekly, and monthly commentary on virtually every legal topic imaginable.
"Blawg: Marketing Your Practice with a Weblog" is definitely one of the most comprehensive articles on blogs by a traditional legal publisher since the July/August 2005 issue of Law|Practice Magazine with the cover headline "Behind the Blogs" that picked up one of the coveted Blawg Review Awards, for best print on law blogs, for the American Bar Association. Kudos to Sarah Kellogg who wrote that feature article: "It’s Not Your Father’s Web Site: Lawyers in the Blogosphere".