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Weekly Law Blog Roundup

By September 10, 2003Uncategorized

Apparently regular old law blogs, er, blawgs, are no longer good enough. Now we’re getting “talkie blawgs.” Glenn Garnes of Esq Law Tech is developing a thing called Law Tech Radio. I think he should open with a cut of a Nancy Sinatra voice singing “This blog’s a made for talking, and that’s a just what we’ll do….”

While we’re talking about blogs that have “Esq” in the title I’d like to reprise my mention of the wonderful blog by David Giacalone called Ethical Esq? which covers legal ethics, in a non-oxymoronic kind of way. We need more law blogs like this one. And like Copyfight too.

Now things start to get strange. But, strange can be good. And, you have to be pulling for a blog called BeldarBlog, which is “the online journal of William J. Dyer, a crusty, long-winded trial lawyer, bemused observer of politics & internet dilettante from Texas.” Wasn’t “Beldar” the planet or galaxy that the Coneheads were from?

The best part of BeldarBlog is the legal disclaimer: “I am a lawyer but I’m not your lawyer.” Beldar then goes on to note, that even without the disclaimer, it would be stupid to rely on his statements. “What’s any jury going to do as soon as they’re told you relied on a weblog from a lawyer who called himself ‘Beldar’?”

Blogs on the move this week include Jonas of the book of fsck (and for those of you who think that ‘fsck’ is naughty, it actually refers to some sort of UNIX command). I didn’t realize what a great photographer Jonas was until I saw these photos. Wow!

Lee Rosen has a legal weblog devoted to Divorce Law in North Carolina, which is aptly titled Divorce Blog.

And a fellow named Russ is at the helm of a site called Legal memo-random, whose sub-title is “legal bits in non-legalese bites.” Gotta love that.

And last, but certainly not least, there is the much heralded weblog of Jeff Beard a lawyer with a firm in Milwaukee: Law Tech Guru. Motto: “If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you deserve what you’ve always got.” I really like this site, and I’m glad it has an RSS feed.

P.S. One of the afore-mentioned bloggers is a Houston Texans fan, and the Texans are playing the Saints this week. I hope we win, but I’m not counting on it. The Saints, as far as I can tell, can’t tackle or hold on to the football. And those are their strong points.


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3 Comments

  • Scheherazade says:

    Ernie, I’m throwing my hat into the ring with a little blawg of my own. It’s new, so who knows what it will turn out to be about. Mostly I think about the profession from the perspective of the bottom of the totem pole.

    See you at Pop!Tech….

  • Ernie says:

    You know what, John, you’re right. Beldar was the Ackroyd character and the Coneheads were from France. I was the one having the brain outage.

  • john says:

    I seem to recall that Beldar was the Conehead daddy. But I could just be havnig a brain outage.

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