Do Law Schools Take Professional Development of Students Seriously?

By | Real Lawyers Have Blogs | August 10, 2017
Law school professional development In the last week I’ve had exchanges with a couple law schools that made me wonder how serious law schools take professional development of their students. I’m basing this on my belief that a law student’s understanding of how to blog and use social media to build a name and network is serious stuff. View Full Post
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LLRX Group’s Elsevier Fights Open Access in Germany

By | Real Lawyers Have Blogs | August 6, 2017
With the democratization of publishing brought about by the Internet, and now WordPress, there’s a legitimate question as to how long publishers of academic and research information can retain their business model. A business model that enables such publishers to obtain research and scholarship at little cost and then sell subscription access to the research to the very institutions whose scholars performed the research and authored the resulting papers.  View Full Post
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Publishers Are Exiting Medium for WordPress

By | Real Lawyers Have Blogs | August 4, 2017
Medium WP Tavern’s Sarah Gooding reports that publishers are moving back to WordPress after short experiments with Medium, a free online publishing platform. Medium’s original business model was two-fold, to serve as a platform for subscription based publications which would put up articles behind a paywall and to run native advertising (advertorials) in a publisher’s content. View Full Post
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LexBlog is On the Move

By | Real Lawyers Have Blogs | August 1, 2017
This morning, Team LexBlog (everyone) begins its move to the WeWork – Holyoke Building here in downtown Seattle. We’ll move, in stages, over the next month from our current offices a few blocks away. While many may view WeWork as co-working space for startups and companies with a distributed workforce, I see WeWork as something much different. View Full Post
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Are Service and Solution Providers Reducing Prices to Law Firms?

By | Real Lawyers Have Blogs | July 27, 2017
Legal Technology Companies As reported by the ABA Journal’s Debra Cassens Weiss, another large law firm is laying off a number of administrative staffers as it changes its staffing model. Apparently this is nothing new as a survey (PDF) by law firm consultant, Altman Weil found that forty-eight percent of law firm leaders are cutting staff to increase profits. View Full Post
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