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Information for Lawyers, Ideas for Journalists: Week of Sept. 17

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By Geri L. Dreiling, Esq.

The ABA Journal’s announcement that it is accepting nominations for its Blawg 100 has the blawgosphere buzzing. The Blawg 100 highlights the best 100 legal blogs on the Internet, and many a law blogger would like to make it onto the list.

The Journal is accepting Friend of the Blawg briefs of 500 words or less. For the record, the Legal Media Matters blog has logged 86 posts since we rolled out our new website in January of this year; an average of 2.3 posts per week — but who’s counting?

The deadline for nominations is Oct. 1. Of course we’d be delighted if you’d give Legal Media Matters a quick nod.

LMM Client News

The BrickHouse Law Group created online buzz when partner Pete Salsich III was featured on the #140 Characters Conference site. Salsich attended the #140ConfRoadTrip MeetUp in St. Louis and explained how his firm is embracing social media and reinventing the law firm model. On Sept. 15, BrickHouse announced that veteran business lawyer David Groce has joined the firm.

Notable Links

New York TimesAt 103, a Judge Has One Caveat: No Lengthy Trials

Appointed by President John F. Kennedy, Wichita, Kan., Judge Wesley E. Brown is the oldest practicing federal judge in the country. At 103, the U.S. District Court judge no longer accepts cases with lengthy trials, explaining to New York Times reporter A.G. Sulzberger, “At this age, I’m not even buying green bananas.”

ProBlogger4 Ways to Use Twitter to Support Your Blog

At Problogger, Georgina Laidlaw describes four less conventional ways to leverage Twitter for your blog. Among her suggestions:  Invite followers to contribute blog ideas, tweet interesting comment responses and create a Twitter conversation around an event.

Copy Editing Your BlogBlog Post Editing: 5 Steps to Take Before You Hit Publish

Get in the Hot Spot’s Annabel Candy starts her blog post by noting that a good editor is worth her weight in gold.  As any regular Legal Media Matters reader knows, I couldn’t agree more. Our copy editor, Kerry Bailey, plays a key role in all our communications. Don’t have a copy editor? Follow Candy’s helpful tips on avoiding the easy-to-miss errors that can trip up even the best writer.

Ideas for Journalists

Law Firms That Are Thriving in the Midst of a Recession

It is no secret that lawyers and law firms have been hit hard by the recession. Big law firms are thinning their ranks and law school graduates are turning to housecleaning as a plan B after being unable to find work. But what about the firms that were formed at the height of the recession and are thriving? As I noted above, The BrickHouse Law Group, founded in 2009, is not only surviving but also adding attorneys. What are firms like BrickHouse doing right? What are they doing that’s different?

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Comments (2)

  1. Annabel Candy, Successful Blogging

    Thanks for mentioning my blog post here. One of easiest things to learn about blogging is how to format a blog post so it actually gets read and still so many people fail to do it so thanks for spreading the word. I’m keen to help as many bloggers and blawgers as I can;) Great to connect with you here!

  2. Geri L. Dreiling

    You’re welcome! It was a great post and I was happy to share it with our readers.

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