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Word From the Shop, an Upgrade to PHP 7.2 on the LexBlog Platform

I don’t get word out from the factory floor often enough. I’ll try to do better.  Our tech and development team worked weekends in February to upgrade LexBlog’s managed WordPress platform to PHP 7.2. PHP is a programming and scripting language to create dynamic interactive websites. WordPress is written using PHP as the scripting language. Like WordPress, PHP is also  Open Source and used by countless developers and managed platforms, worldwide.  Why should you and other digital publi...
Tags: Technology, Law, Wordpress, Php, Lexblog, Josh, Jared Scott Angelo


WWW at 30 : Democratization of Legal Publishing Made Possible

The World Wide Web is thirty years old today. The Internet may have existed for twenty years before the WWW, but it was not until English scientist Tim Berners-Lee brought us the Web So that documents and resources could be shared and linked to via Uniform Reosource Locators (URL’s). A year later, Berners-Lee brought us the first software to display web pages on terminals called the Line Mode Browser. It was not until 1993 when a Marc Andreessen led team at the University of Illinois...
Tags: Publishing, Law, Wordpress, Lexblog, Bell, Marc Andreessen, Matt Mullenweg, University Of Illinois, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, Matt, Netscape, Cerf, Ed Walters, Vinton Cerf, Uniform Reosource Locators URL


Legal Tech Companies Should Contribute to Legal Journalism

Bob Ambrogi made clear in his talk last week that the future of legal journalism is founded on law blogs.  Law blogs whose content is aggregated and curated by LexBlog into a meaningful network of content and contributors segregated by channel, industries and topics. And which content is distributed via the Web, email and social media.  Rather than these lawyers and law firms hiring public relations and marketing agencies to get them in the news, these law firms and lawyers are creating ...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Lexblog, Ambrogi, Bob Ambrogi


Legal Tech Companies Largely Absent in Today’s Legal Journalism

Bob Ambrogi made clear in his talk last week that the future of legal journalism is founded on law blogs. Law blogs, rather than treaditional legal journalism and reporting, are now the primary source for legal news, information and commentary. Law blogs whose content is now being aggregated and curated by LexBlog into a meaningful network of content and contributors segregated by channel, industries and topics. And which content is distributed via the Web, email and social media.  Rathe...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Lexblog, Ambrogi, Bob Ambrogi


The Future of Legal Journalism is Here

The future of legal journalism is here and that future has arrived in the form of LexBlog.com, according to Bob Ambrogi, its Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, addressing a standing room only audience of about hundred and fifty in Chicago last Thursday evening. Speaking at the Chicago Legal Innovation and Tech meetup at Skadden, Ambrogi’s passion and vision were keenly on display. If there were any doubters of his message, Ambrogi pushed them over the top with his down to earth conviction in wh...
Tags: Publishing, Law, Washington Post, Chicago, New York Times, Wisconsin, Lexblog, LexisNexis, Bernstein, Watergate, Supra, Woodward, Ambrogi, Bob Ambrogi, Ed Walters, Chicago Legal Innovation


Where You’ll Find Me At ABA TECHSHOW (As Well As Beer and Food)

ABA TECHSHOW is just a week away. Here are some of the events I’ll be attending there: Wednesday, Feb. 27 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Women of Legal Tech Summit, a symposium on closing the gender gap in legal tech, at Chicago-Kent College of Law. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: TECHSHOW kicks off with our third-annual startup pitch competition, hosted by me and generously sponsored by Clio. In the exhibit hall. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Getting Women A Seat At the Table, a networking event sponsored by Above the Law and Ev...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Columbus, Aba, Techshow, Lexblog, ABA Journal, Arbella, Bob Ambrogi, Ben Jackson, Legaltech, ABA Techshow, Chicago Kent College of Law, Skadden Arps, Chicago Kent


Where You’ll Find Me At ABA TECHSHOW (As Well As Beer and Food)

ABA TECHSHOW is just a week away. Here are some of the events I’ll be attending there: Wednesday, Feb. 27 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Women of Legal Tech Summit, a symposium on closing the gender gap in legal tech, at Chicago-Kent College of Law. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: TECHSHOW kicks off with our third-annual startup pitch competition, hosted by me and generously sponsored by Clio. In the exhibit hall. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Getting Women A Seat At the Table, a networking event sponsored by Above the Law and Ev...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Columbus, Aba, Techshow, Lexblog, ABA Journal, Arbella, Ben Jackson, Legaltech, ABA Techshow, Chicago Kent College of Law, Skadden Arps, Chicago Kent, Kristen Sonday


Will lawyers step up after this week’s mass layoffs of journalists?

Yesterday brought word of mass layoffs at Buzzfeed and HuffPost. Today brought news that Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the country, is slashing jobs across the country.  Investors are likely looking to reign in losses at the first two and it’s possible Gannett is looking to get more profitable asap now that a hedge fund known to be the death of journalism for its previous acquisitions is looking to acquire them. No matter how you slice it though, there will be more a thousa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Time, Journalism, Blogging, Gannett, Lexblog, Greg, Greg Siskind, HuffPost Today


Is LexBlog making the blogging dream come true?

At the end of each year Bill Gates takes stock of his life and his work. This year, Gates shared his thoughts with us on his blog, Gates Notes. Every Christmas when I was a kid, my parents would send out a card with an update on what the family was up to. Dad’s law firm is growing, Mom’s volunteer work is going strong, the girls are doing well in school, Bill is a handful. Some people think it is corny, but I like the tradition. These days, at the end of each year, I still enjoy taking s...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Warren Buffett, Bill, Gates, Dad, Lexblog, Melinda, Steve Balmer


Your Big Trademark Predictions for 2019?

Before we think predictions for 2019, let’s consider the vast ground we’ve covered in 2018: The TTAB turned sixty years old, so we offered some commentary and predictions; Super Bowl LII came to Minneapolis, so we covered ambush marketing and fair use; We celebrated a Minnesota Vikings’ Minnesota Miracle, a very distant memory now; Following that Miracle, Martha explained why the Philly Special isn’t so special; Draeke shared in a Strafford webinar; We happily celebrated our ninth birthday on...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, New York City, Advertising, Marketing, Articles, Budweiser, Uspto, Super Bowl, Fair Use, Seattle, Billboards, First Amendment, Lexblog, Branding


LexBlog Christmas Presents?

I asked each of my teammates what they wanted for Christmas. Across the board they wanted to brag. To brag about they and their team members did and built in 2018. And what better way to spread their word on what they bragged about to me, in their own words, than on my blog.  Merry Christmas to you and yours and a Happy New Year.  Publishing One of the publishing goals this year was to launch the first phase of a global news and commentary website built on content drawn from legal ...
Tags: Law, Seattle, Lexblog, Chris, Design Team, Scott, Portland Maine, Food Safety News, WordCamp, Marketing Team, Product Team, Scott Fennell, Holyoke Building, Melissa Caroline Jaime, WordCamp Maine, The Marketing Team


The economics of a legal blogging network as a virtual community

Over twenty years ago I read of the power of virtual communities in Net Gain, Expanding Markets Through Virtual Communities by John Hagel and Arthur Armstrong (now executive director of Debevoise &Plimpton). I read Net Gain then while creating Prairielaw.com, a virtual law community of lawyers and lay people alike, later sold to LexisNexis. I am reading Net Gain again as LexBlog’s worldwide legal blogging network begins to pick up steam. This legal blogging network is every bit a virtu...
Tags: Law, Blogging, Hagel, Lexblog, LexisNexis, Armstrong, John Hagel, Debevoise Plimpton, Arthur Armstrong, Armstrong Aggregating


‘Real Lawyers Have Blogs’ gives thanks on its 15th birthday – Thanksgiving Day

Fifteen years ago today, I published my first post on this blog, ‘Real Lawyers Have Blogs’ which I call ‘Real Lawyers,’ for short these days. I had no idea what a blog was. I was interested in finding out what a web based service named TypePad was all about — something I came to understand later to be a web-based blog platform. I had read they expected to have 10,000 paying users within 90 days of their launch – those were AOL numbers in my mind.  I swiped my credit card for $4.95 a month and...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Law, Aol, States, Lexblog, Tim Stanley, Tim, Law Society, Soby Mathew


How do legal tech products come about?

Yesterday, our tech and products team greenlighted our going to market with a new product for the syndication of legal blog posts from the LexBlog news and commentary platform. If this were a story from a business school textbook or a large company, I might share how we studied the market, looked at production costs, analyzed pricing and surveyed potential customers. But I don’t believe that takes place in small entrepreneurial companies. I know it doesn’t take place at LexBlog. This product...
Tags: Law, Seattle, Lexblog


Announcing new legal blogs

There ought to be a place announcing new legal blogs — and it makes all the sense in the world that it be LexBlog. I am not talking about blogs thrown up on websites as a means to improve SEO. I am referring to blogs written in a real and authentic way by someone with an interest in a subject or locale. Someone using their blog to learn, to share their insight with others, to report on the unreported, to network, to advance the law and, at the day, to grow their influence.   You don’t need ...
Tags: Law, Blogging, States, Lexblog, Bob Ambrogi, Carolyn Elefant, Harvard Innovation Lab 's Caselaw Access Project, ABA Journal Journal


Apple News a model for news and commenatry from legal blogs

Apple News, unlike Facebook and Google which use AI and algorithms to curate the news for readers, does things the old fashioned way – with humans selecting the news. If you’ve been following along, you know that LexBlog is creating the largest legal news and commentary network by curating the valuable contributions of legal bloggers, worldwide.  Right now, we’re featuring stories on the “front page,” changing things out a couple times a day. Channel pages are created dynamically. We have ple...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Publishing, New York, London, Law, Australia, Washington Post, Harvard University, New York Times, Tim Cook, Cupertino, East Coast, Justice Department, Lexblog


Will I see you at COLPM or LMA in Boston?

I am off to Boston for the College of Law Practice Management (COLPM) event on Friday evening, the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Conference on Thursday and Friday and to meet with a few Boston folks before heading home on Saturday – hopefully before the nor’easter they’re predicting to hit Boston this weekend. I don’t know much about COLPM, other than folks appear to like to dress up in Tuxedos and fine dresses for pictures to be shared on social media. I’ll confess I turned my tuxedo in a...
Tags: Law, Boston, Patrick Lamb, Colpm, Lexblog, Legal Marketing, Pat, LMA, Legal Marketing Association LMA Conference


LawNext Episode 13: Building Trust Through Blogs – A Conversation with LexBlog Founder Kevin O’Keefe

Kevin O’Keefe believes that lawyers get their best work from relationships and a strong word-of-mouth reputation, and that blogging is the perfect way to build relationships and reputation. In 2003, he founded LexBlog, a company devoted to helping lawyers and law firms launch their own blogs. Today, LexBlog has grown to a network of nearly 20,000 legal professionals worldwide blogging on the platform. More recently, LexBlog launched a global legal news and commentary network based on legal bl...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Wisconsin, Kevin O'keefe, Lexblog, LexisNexis, O'Keefe, Bob Ambrogi, University of the Pacific, Martindale Hubbell, LawNext, LexBlog O'Keefe, University of Notre Dame Listen


LawNext Episode 13: Building Trust Through Blogs – A Conversation with LexBlog Founder Kevin O’Keefe

Kevin O’Keefe believes that lawyers get their best work from relationships and a strong word-of-mouth reputation, and that blogging is the perfect way to build relationships and reputation. In 2003, he founded LexBlog, a company devoted to helping lawyers and law firms launch their own blogs. Today, LexBlog has grown to a network of nearly 20,000 legal professionals worldwide blogging on the platform. More recently, LexBlog launched a global legal news and commentary network based on legal bl...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Wisconsin, Kevin O'keefe, Lexblog, LexisNexis, O'Keefe, University of the Pacific, Martindale Hubbell, LawNext, LexBlog O'Keefe, University of Notre Dame Listen


Bridge the Legal Services Gap Campaign Announced by LexBlog

LexBlog is announcing today a national campaign to help bridge the legal services gap in this country. The legal profession and the people we serve in this country face a two-sided legal crisis. Consumers and small businesses, most of whom can afford a lawyer,  are less likely than ever to seek help from a lawyer and more likely than ever to handle legal problems themselves, or to take no action at all. Caring and experienced lawyers who would welcome helping these people as clients do not have...
Tags: Google, Law, Blogging, United States, Lexblog, Legal Services Gap Campaign Announced


A New Platform Launches for Global Legal News and Commentary

I’ve written about a lot of websites over the years. But now I get to write about one that I had a hand in launching. This week, LexBlog formally launched a first-of-its-kind, global news and commentary network, delivering timely and targeted articles from legal bloggers throughout the world. As I wrote when I first began working with LexBlog at the beginning of the year, I am a career-long journalist as well as a lawyer. I’ve been an editor, publisher, editorial director, magazine writer, blogg...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Kevin O'keefe, Lexblog, Bob Ambrogi, Isabelle Minasian, Jared Sulzdorf, Scott Fennell, Angelo Carosio, Brian Biddle, CTO Joshua Lynch


A New Platform Launches for Global Legal News and Commentary

I’ve written about a lot of websites over the years. But now I get to write about one that I had a hand in launching. This week, LexBlog formally launched a first-of-its-kind, global news and commentary network, delivering timely and targeted articles from legal bloggers throughout the world. As I wrote when I first began working with LexBlog at the beginning of the year, I am a career-long journalist as well as a lawyer. I’ve been an editor, publisher, editorial director, magazine writer, blogg...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Kevin O'keefe, Lexblog, Isabelle Minasian, Jared Sulzdorf, Scott Fennell, Angelo Carosio, Brian Biddle, CTO Joshua Lynch


LexBlog launches global legal news and commentary platform

Last week we shared the word with our clients and yesterday with bloggers, and other members of the press, that LexBlog has launched a global legal news and commentary network. Today, it’s time to share the word with you. Especially with those of you blogging, without whom this news would not be possible. The network, running on the LexBlog.com site, is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive, global news and commentary network, delivering timely and targeted articles from legal bloggers throughout ...
Tags: Law, Lexblog, Josh, Ambrogi, Bob Ambrogi, Jared Scott Angelo Brian


LexBlog is hiring: Associate Editor for first-of-its-kind legal news & commentary site

I work with a wonderful team at LexBlog – caring, passionate and cause driven professionals. This year, a legal publishing and reporting legend (and my good friend), Bob Ambrogi joined us as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher to help build a first-of-its-kind legal news and commentary site built on a foundation of legal blog content from throughout the world. LexBlog is seeking a highly motivated associate editor to help build this site. The associate editor will be an integral part of launching and...
Tags: Law, Lexblog, Mario Gabelli, Bob Ambrogi, Success Business Development


Attending ILTACON? LegalTech startup? LexBlog wants to interview you

Will you be attending ILTACON in D.C. next week? Are you running a legal tech startup company that you founded? I’d like to interview you as part of LexBlog’s coverage of ILTACON. More than technology, new funding, customers and products, the interesting stuff (for me) about a legal tech company is the story of how the company got started and, assuming it’s been going for a while, how it’s survived where others have failed. ILTACON, held annually by the International Legal Technology Associatio...
Tags: Technology, Law, Youtube, Lexblog, Facebook Live, Startup Hub, International Legal Technology Association, ILTA, ILTACON


LexBlog aggregation and syndication platform coming this month

LexBlog is launching a new aggregation and syndication platform this month that will power the LexBlog site. Earlier this year, LexBlog’s new editor-in-chief and publisher, Bob Ambrogi set forth the future of LexBlog and challenged our team in stating: We want to make the LexBlog network valuable for both publishers and readers of legal blogs. For publishers, we want to help them extend their reach to a global audience. For readers, we want to offer as wide a range of content as possible, but c...
Tags: Google, Law, Lexblog, Legal Marketing, LexBlog Network, Bob Ambrogi


Texas Bar website platform powered by LexBlog introduced at Annual Meeting

Good couple days last week with Jennifer Brand,  Josh Lynch and Conner O’Keefe from the LexBlog team introducing the State Bar of Texas Website Platform powered by LexBlog to Texas lawyers at their Annual Meeting in Houston. The platform is presently being offered by the State Bar exclusively to attendee’s of the Bar’s Annual Meeting. This way LexBlog receives  a sample group of lawyers using the platform before the State Bar launches it to all members. This will give our products team data to ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Houston, Lexblog, Legal Marketing, Josh, Jen, Conner, State Bar, Texas Bar, Garry Vander Voort, Jennifer Brand Josh Lynch, Conner O'Keefe, State Bar of Texas Website Platform


Law blogger in Houston this week? I’d like to interview you

Are you a law blogger in Houston? Or a Texas law blogger who will be in Houston for the bar’s annual meeting. It would be my honor to tell your story. I’ll be in Houston from Wednesday evening through late Friday afternoon. I’d welcome meeting for coffee or a pint for a Facebook Live Interview. Nothing daunting. Nothing to prepare for. I’m just interesting in how you got started blogging, how it has gone for you, what blogging has meant to you and what you’ve learned along the way. Maybe learn ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Houston, Lexblog


A New Look and a New Home for this Blog

Over the nearly 16 years of this blog’s existence, it had just two homes. When I launched it in 2002, I published it on an early version of Google’s Blogger that supported hosting on non-Google servers. But in 2010, after Blogger decided to discontinue support for externally hosted blogs, I moved the blog to Justia, where it happily resided ever since. Last week, LawSites moved to a new home, LexBlog, and with the move, it got a new look. As I announced last December, I have now joined LexBlog a...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Lexblog, Cto, Tim Stanley, Robert Ambrogi, Tim, Stacy, Justia, Stacy Stern, Vasu, Brian Biddle LexBlog, Jared Sulzdorf LexBlog, Scott Fennell LexBlog, Aimee Wildstone


A New Look and a New Home for this Blog

Over the nearly 16 years of this blog’s existence, it had just two homes. When I launched it in 2002, I published it on an early version of Google’s Blogger that supported hosting on non-Google servers. But in 2010, after Blogger decided to discontinue support for externally hosted blogs, I moved the blog to Justia, where it happily resided ever since. Last week, LawSites moved to a new home, LexBlog, and with the move, it got a new look. As I announced last December, I have now joined LexBlog a...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Lexblog, Cto, Tim Stanley, Tim, Stacy, Justia, Stacy Stern, Vasu, Brian Biddle LexBlog, Jared Sulzdorf LexBlog, Scott Fennell LexBlog, Aimee Wildstone, Kira Wilson