This Week in Legal Blogging
Ep. 046: Will Manuel on well-written blog posts and running a multi-authored publication

Ep. 046: Will Manuel on well-written blog posts and running a multi-authored publication

July 21, 2021

Will was one of the editors behind the initial launch of Bradley's first blog— Labor & Employment Insights—six years ago. Now, it's doing better than ever, a success he attributes to the publication's consistent posting schedule, informal yet informative manner and a number of other factors. He joins Bob Ambrogi on This Week in Legal Blogging to go over key lessons he's learned over the years in regards to blogging and explains what the demographic for the firm's publication looks like.

Ep. 045: Tracey Diamond looks back on nearly a decade as the editor for Hiring to Firing law blog

Ep. 045: Tracey Diamond looks back on nearly a decade as the editor for Hiring to Firing law blog

July 1, 2021

Almost a decade ago, Tracey Diamond began the employment law blog, Hiring to Firing with her firm. Today, she still serves as the editor for Troutman Pepper's blog—responsible for approving post ideas, looking over articles and ensuring the blog runs smoothly. She joins Colin O'Keefe on This Week in Legal Blogging to offer a look behind the curtains on how to run a successful legal blog.

 

Ep. 044: Lee Peretz on blogging benefits from a business development standpoint

Ep. 044: Lee Peretz on blogging benefits from a business development standpoint

June 24, 2021

We've got a different kind of perspective on legal blogging this week from Lee Peretz, the Director of Marketing & Business Development for Farrell Fritz. He explains the benefits the firm has reaped from the nine blogs, how the best blogging is all about listening and leaves us with some lessons he's learned.

Ep. 043: Bill Marler, nation’s leading food safety lawyer, on his passion for blogging

Ep. 043: Bill Marler, nation’s leading food safety lawyer, on his passion for blogging

June 10, 2021

Back in 1993 Bill Marler took a case that would kickstart his career and lead to him launching his own practice. Now, he has over 10 blogs attached to his name and is blogging around the clock. He explains how his passion for blogging has kept him going over the years—becoming as much of a staple in his life as taking a shower.

Ep. 042: David Lat, one of law blogging’s iconic figures, on his jump to Substack

Ep. 042: David Lat, one of law blogging’s iconic figures, on his jump to Substack

May 27, 2021

Law blogging would not be where it is today without David Lat. Now running Original Jurisdiction on Substack, Lat expounds on his experience with the new platform as well as the long arc of his blogging career—from Underneath Their Robes to Above The Law to his interesting setup now. 

Ep.041: Proskauer’s William Silverman on the power of blogging for pro bono thought leadership

Ep.041: Proskauer’s William Silverman on the power of blogging for pro bono thought leadership

May 13, 2021

Bill Silverman, the leader of Proskauer's pro bono practice, put it simply: firms should treat their pro bono efforts the same way they do any other practice area—by trying to be the best. And that means having the thought leadership to match. He sits down with Bob Ambrogi to discuss his day-to-day leading a large firm's pro bono efforts, the role their Proskauer for Good blog plays in that and more. 

Ep. 040: Ballard Spahr’s Alan Kaplinsky on powering the authoritative Consumer Finance Monitor

Ep. 040: Ballard Spahr’s Alan Kaplinsky on powering the authoritative Consumer Finance Monitor

May 6, 2021

There may not be another law blog out there that covers a regulatory space better than Ballard Spahr's Consumer Finance Monitor. Alan Kaplinsky—the creator of the firm's consumer finance practice group, a longtime editor of the blog and renowned lawyer in the space—sits down with Bob Ambrogi to discuss the creation of the blog, how its come to be so successful and what that success looks like in the world of business development. 

Ep. 039: From veterinarian to lawyer – Dr. Nancy Halpern shares experiences blogging on animal law

Ep. 039: From veterinarian to lawyer – Dr. Nancy Halpern shares experiences blogging on animal law

April 30, 2021

It's always fascinating to hear how lawyers ended up in the area of practice they did. It's almost never a straight line. But the latest This Week in Legal Blogging guest has a backstory few can match.

Dr. Nancy Halpern, at one time a practicing veterinarian, joined Bob Ambrogi to discuss how she came to practice animal law at Fox Rothschild and shared her insights on authoring their Animal Law Update blog.

Ep. 038: Kathryn Rattigan of Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider discusses how data privacy intersects with other areas of the law

Ep. 038: Kathryn Rattigan of Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider discusses how data privacy intersects with other areas of the law

April 22, 2021

Data privacy intersects with multiple other areas of the law—and there's been an uptick in cases since the pandemic started. With a quick, hasty transition to a virtual world, Kathryn Rattigan explains how this has affected her practice and what part blogging plays in the whole situation. She talks with Bob Ambrogi about motivating lawyers to blog, her interest in drones, and how the publication has brought in clients.

Ep. 037: The Blunt Truth’s Jennifer Mora funnels a passion for writing into blogging on cannabis law

Ep. 037: The Blunt Truth’s Jennifer Mora funnels a passion for writing into blogging on cannabis law

April 15, 2021

It's not too long ago, it'd be hard to envision a large law firm the calibre of Seyfarth Shaw wading into blogging on cannabis law—but times do change. Jennifer Mora, Assistant Editor on Seyfarth's The Blunt Truth, joins Bob Ambrogi to discuss how she ended up in this area of law, their editorial process on their blog, why she writes and how it's made her a better lawyer. 

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