RANDOM NOTES . . . Some miscellaneous items of note for a Thursday morning--
--Some weblogs just never seem to get off the ground. Here's one I noticed: "Computer Forensics." How many of the gazillion weblogs that are supposedly out there (that is, out here) look like this one?
--Meanwhile, other weblogs do get off the ground. If you're overwhelmed by the number of legal weblogs, it still make sense to check out Blawg Review each week. This Monday's Blawg Review #99 by Begging to Differ is an example. Since I helped with Blawg Review during its first year, it's nice to see it's still going strong after 100 issues. (I resigned my post as continuing editor for reasons explained, or at least hinted at, in Legal Underground Podcast #45.) Have the weekly editors always been successful at highlighting the very best content from hundreds of legal weblogs each week? About that I'm not so sure. First, it's a huge task that simply might not be possible given the huge number of law-related weblogs. Second, it seems like most issues are more heavily weighted towards posts that have been submitted for consideration by their authors, as opposed to posts hand-picked by the weekly editors. While Blawg Review remains a good way to find out about law-related weblogs, I wonder if there's enough interest in its future to start a debate (at the Blawg Review website, of course) about how to improve it.
--A new weblog, Set in Style, is meant to be a "resource for those involved in law firm publishing." One post considers the distinction between women lawyers and female lawyers. (Someone emailed me the link, which is why I'm mentioning it here.)
--Remember when fast-food litigation was going to be the new frontier in high-profile lawsuits? Now, apparently, it's global warming. I'm always a bit skeptical when it comes to guessing about the next-big-thing in plaintiffs' litigation. If you're searching for a new frontier that's already arrived, that's easy: subprime mortgage lending. As for me, I prefer lawsuits that involve medical records. I have plenty that don't, but I find tort-based actions with personal injuries more interesting to work up, especially when I can do it separate and apart from an MDL proceeding.
Until next time . . .