Creating a Facebook cover photo for your profile page can be difficult. The cover photo dimensions (i.e., 851 pixels x 315 pixels) require a long and narrow crop from a standard photo. If you are still searching for that ideal image to show your love for law and government, we have you covered. Justia is […]

For the current generation of college graduates, consulting Google for romantic, travel or career advice may seem like second nature. Should you go to law school? Sure, you can discuss your plans with your parents, friends, and professors. But, what does Google say? And, if you made that fateful decision to attend law school, how […]

Google Maps now offers real-time traffic conditions via a Traffic text button. This button may be found in the upper right-hand corner of the map where the other buttons are located for alternating between the Map, Satellite and Hybrid views. Here’s the secret algorithm for decoding the colors: Green: more than 50 miles per hour […]

Earlier this week, the New York Times reported on the use of digital photos by realtors on real estate websites: When selling properties online, agents and Web designers say that the pictures buyers see of houses and apartments for sale are often the first — and sometimes the only — chance for a seller to […]

Are you thinking about launching your own blog? Maybe you came across the idea from reading or hearing about it in the media, or when you encountered another attorney’s blog. Well, if you call up some blog providers, or if they call you up, here are some questions you may wish to ask them. Why […]

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Blogs are fascinating windows into the personalities of their authors. Some carry matter-of-fact names, such as the Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog. No big mystery what will be discussed on that blog. And, not surprisingly, many Law Professor Blogs follow that line of nomenclature. However, other law bloggers are wittier or more adventurous. Try to […]

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This one surprised me a bit. I thought drunk driving would be the most popular search term, but DUI beats out both DWI and drunk driving. I didn’t realize how ingrained these acronyms were within our vocabulary.

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Today, former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki posted an interview with Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick. I enjoy reading Guy’s blog because he writes in an engaging and easy-to-read style that most of us would love to emulate. Anyways, in the interview, the Heaths explain the Curse of Knowledge: Think of a […]

How do you describe your practice areas on your law firm website or blog? One way would be to carryover the phrases your firm had successfully used in a magazine or yellow pages ad. When I flipped through the Valley Yellow Pages today, I noticed that the personal injury attorney ads exclusively used the term […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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