This Week in Legal Blogging
Ep. 050:  Lou Vlahos on the launch of his new blog and his philosophies as a legal blogger

Ep. 050: Lou Vlahos on the launch of his new blog and his philosophies as a legal blogger

September 23, 2021

New firm, new blog. That’s the story for tax attorney Lou Vlahos who joined Rivkin Radler LLP earlier this year and has just launched his brand new blog—TaxSlaw—”where those hungry for tax knowledge come to chow down.”

While it’s a new blog for Vlahos, he is anything but a rookie legal blogger. A pillar of the legal blogging community since 2013, he joins Bob Ambrogi on This Week in Legal Blogging to share his experiences and advice on everything from endnotes in blog posts to effectively infusing humor into your writing.

Ep. 049: Jason Shinn on how blogging helped him take the leap and build his own practice

Ep. 049: Jason Shinn on how blogging helped him take the leap and build his own practice

September 16, 2021

A decade ago, Jason Shinn was working at a firm, but already knew he wanted to start a blog. He advocated for the firm to start one, but was shut down and told it was not the best use of firm resources. This made him reevaluate his priorities and he decided to set out on his own and start his own practice. Present-day, he credits much of the success Shinn Legal now enjoys to his decision to launch his blog—the Michigan Employment Law Advisor—in the early days of his firm. He joins Bob Ambrogi on This Week in Legal Blogging to discuss why he still blogs and give insights into his process.

Ep. 048: Fiona Ong on finding your blogging voice and how informal writing can grow a smaller firm’s profile

Ep. 048: Fiona Ong on finding your blogging voice and how informal writing can grow a smaller firm’s profile

September 2, 2021

With blog post titles like “I’m Tired of Doctors Who Just Say Whatever the Employee Wants…” it is clear Fiona Ong isn’t afraid to—as she puts it—“be snarky.” Her ability and willingness to infuse her passion and voice into her writing has made her a key to the success of The Labor & Employment Report—the blog she edits at Shawe Rosenthal. She joins Bob Ambrogi on This Week in Legal Blogging and details how a smaller management-side firm can use blogging to grow their profile and compete with large national firms.

Ep. 047: Raymond Lahoud on immigration law and blogging on material that has the potential to be political

Ep. 047: Raymond Lahoud on immigration law and blogging on material that has the potential to be political

August 26, 2021

Raymond Lahoud—author of Norris McLaughlin's Immigration Matters—focuses his practice on immigration law and deportation defense. He joins Bob Ambrogi on This Week in Legal Blogging to discuss where his passion for the law and immigration comes from as well as offer advice for bloggers who deal with subject matter that can be politically divisive.

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. 

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