The Best Law Blogs to Follow

You have the right to remain silent, but fortunately for you these bloggers have waived that right. We all like law and order. It keeps the wheels of civilization greased and turning. It gives us something to watch on slow TV nights. On the other hand, it can all be a bit . . . opaque for the layman. There’s a reason people refer to legal documents as being written in legalese, so there’s a special place in our hearts for the people who find way to spell it all out in plain English for the rest of us.

Taking clauses, concepts, statutes, and all those mountains of precedent, then turning them into content fit for the masses is no easy task, and these are the people who do it best. Every high profile arrest, court case, or legal decision brings out all the armchair lawyers, so it’s important to find sources who actually know what they’re talking about. Much like in a court of law, there are usually conflicting narratives out there, and it’s not always clear who’s right or who’s wrong. No one can bring order to the court of public opinion, but there are voices of reason and knowledge out there if you know where to look.

Okay, we’ve plead their case long enough, and since First Site Guide is judge, jury, and executioner as far as this list is concerned, we’re prepared to render our verdict on the following legal blogs:

Guilty, of being the best.

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Above the Law

by David Lat

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David Lat is the founder and managing editor of Above the Law. The site provides news and insights about the profession’s most colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

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Associate’s Mind

by Keith Lee

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Within just a few months of starting, Keith's blog became one of the most popular legal blogs in the USA. It’s been featured all over the place, online and in print.

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China Law Blog

by Dan Harris & Steve Dickinson

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This blog is discussing the practical aspects of Chinese law and how it impacts business there. Explaining what works and what does not and what you as a businessperson can do to use the law to your advantage. Their aim is to assist businesses already in China or planning to go into China.

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Cruise Law News

by Jim Walker

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The New York Times describes Jim as "a maritime lawyer in Miami who has attended more than half a dozen Congressional hearings about cruise ship crime and passenger safety." Jim has been involved in maritime litigation since 1983.

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Defending People

by Mark Bennet

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Just lawyers helping people. Mark is a Houston criminal-defense lawyer. Many bloggers, credit Mark Bennett with inspiring and encouraging them early on in their blogging careers.

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iPhone J.D.

by Jeff Richardson

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iPhone J.D. is a for lawyers who use the iPhone, the iPad, and other iOS devices. ABA Journal named iPhone J.D. the best Legal Technology blog in 2010, 2011 and 2013, and added it to its Hall of Fame in 2014.

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IPWatchdog

by Gene Quinn

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IPWatchdog.com is the leading intellectual property law blog on the internet. In 2014 they were also inducted into the ABA Blawg Hall of Fame.

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Jonathan Turley

by Jonathan Turley

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Professor Jonathan Turley is a nationally recognized legal scholar who has written extensively in areas ranging from constitutional law to legal theory to tort law.

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Landlord Law Blog

by Tessa Shepperson

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Tessa is an English lawyer specialising in residential landlord and tenant law. The purpose of her blog is to provide information, comment and discussion.

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Law Office Technology

by Richard Keyt

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Richard Keyt is a Phoenix attorney who has been practicing Arizona law since 1980. He practices primarily in the areas of real estate law, LLC formation (3,600+ Arizona LLCs formed since 2001), business law, commercial transactions, estate planning and probate.

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Law Sites Blog

by Robert Ambrogi

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Robet founded Law Sites blog in 2002 to post news and reviews of websites of interest to the legal profession. He is a lawyer and consultant, who also writes about legal technology and social media.

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Lawyerist

by Sam Glover

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Sam Glover is the founder of Lawyerist, and he writes, speaks, and podcasts about legal technology, law practice management, marketing, and more.

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Likelihood of Confusion

by Ron Coleman

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Ron is one of the best-known lawyers in the “blogging” world, he is the volunteer general counsel of the Media Bloggers Association. He blogs about trademark, copyright, free speech and internet law in general.

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Overlawyered

by Walter Olson

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Overlawyered explores an American legal system that too often turns litigation into a weapon against guilty and innocent alike, erodes individual responsibility, rewards sharp practice, enriches its participants at the public’s expense, and resists even modest efforts at reform and accountability.

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Real Lawyers Have Blogs

by Kevin O'Keefe

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Real Lawyers Have Blogs represents Kevin's best efforts to share information, news, and commentary to help lawyers and other professionals looking to network online, whether it be via blogging or other social media.

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Stacey E. Burke, P.C.

by Stacey E. Burke

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Stacey E. Burke is both an experienced trial lawyer and law firm business consultant. She works with lawyers and law firms around the world to improve their business development, marketing, and infrastructures.

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The [non]billable Hour

by Matt Homann

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Matt is the author of the award-winning legal blog “the [non]billable hour,” where he shares innovative ways for lawyers and other professionals be better at what they do. In 2009, he was named a “Legal Rebel” by the American Bar Association Journal.

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The D&O Diary

by Kevin M. LaCroix

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Kevin is the author of the Internet weblog, The D&O Diary, which the New York Times called “influential” and the Wall Street Journal described as “widely followed.”

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The Law Insider

by Preston Clark

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Law Insider is a leading LegalTech and Business of Law blog that’s dedicated to tracking trends in LegalTech, profiling start-ups, interviewing legal innovators, reviewing technology and otherwise keeping our fingers on the pulse of all things LegalTech.

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The Rainmaker Blog

by Stephen Fairley

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Stephen is the CEO of The Rainmaker Institute, the nation’s largest law firm marketing company specializing in lead conversion for small to medium size law firms.

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WardBlawg

by Gavin Ward

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WardBlawg is a high quality legal blogging service, helping law firms, lawyers and other legal professionals contribute to law 2.0 from around the world and to help them enhance their own legal practices by maximising their use ofsocial media.

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