& – New Legal Blog Search Tools from Justia

Hi Friends, We have released the first beta version of for searching legal blogs… and our first alpha version of for searching legal podcasts and blog posts with audio or video media files attached. Blawg Search. allows legal researchers to search over a 1,000 editorially selected legal blogs. The database is updated throughout the day with

Geek Meets Girl

Bob, the short-lived Microsoft assistant, has met his match. Windows Live, Microsoft’s search engine, now sports an edition anchored by Ms. Dewey. Bob, meet Ms. Dewey. Before you start optimizing your websites for Ms. Dewey, know that the Ms. Dewey search engine is better suited for entertainment purposes rather than every day use. Like all other search engines, Ms. Dewey

How to Become a Better Blogger

The most difficult part of starting a blog is the writing process. Sure, you may be drafting contracts, client letters, research memos and court briefs all the time, but is that writing style suitable for a blog? Probably not. And, it’s not just lawyers that have difficulty blogging. Even newspaper journalists, who should be familiar with writing articles on a

Say Cheese

Photos can make your website or blog stand out. You may wish to display photos of the attorneys in your firm, photos to simplify legal concepts, or photos to highlight certain points. However, you should be mindful of legal, aesthetic and technical issues before spicing up your website or blog. Legal. While Google Images is a great tool to see

Better Blawgging — Details Matter

When discussing successful case outcomes on a blawg, lawyers may have some difficulty striking the proper balance. If you get overly detailed and technical, you’ll weigh down your blog post. You also don’t want to disclose client confidences or breach a confidentiality clause to a settlement agreement. However, details matter for the simple reason that when people encounter problems and

The Tail Wagging the Blawg

Amazon recently named Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail as the best business book of 2006. Perhaps, there’s no easier way to illustrate the long tail than to prepare a long tail graph yourself. And, it isn’t that difficult either! First, sign in to your Google Analytics account. Google Analytics is a great (and free!) program for analyzing visitor traffic to