Here are three new legal blogs I’m now following:
IT Law Today. Robert D. Brownstone, c0-chair of the Electronic Information Management practice at the law firm of Fenwick & West, is the author of this blog, where he provides news and analysis relating to “the lifecycle of electronic information management.” The blog is geared towards inhouse counsel and legal and IT professionals seeking to keep abreast of the latest IT developments. In recent posts, Brownstone covered new legislation in New Jersey restricting employers from asking for social-media passwords and offered tips for writing a technology acceptable use policy.
EntertainHR. For seven years, lawyers at the labor and employment firm FordHarrison wrote the blog “that’s what she said”, where they covered the employment law mishaps of Dunder Mifflin, the fictional paper company portrayed in the TV series, “The Office.” When that series came to a close, so did the blog. Now, the firm has filled that blogging void with this new blog, which broadens its view to the entertainment world in general, covering employment issues as they arise in movies, on TV, in books and even in major league sports.
The Future of Law. There is a cottage industry within the legal field devoted to prognosticating on the future and it sometimes seems that the greater share of these prognosticators come from countries where Queen Elizabeth II reigns supreme, from Richard Susskind in London to Jordan Furlong in Ottawa. Now, the UK division of LexisNexis has joined the fray with this new blog, which will “explore the possibilities of change, identify trends and highlight the way that the legal profession is evolving.” It lists more than 30 contributors, some of whom are from LexisNexis and some of whom are lawyers, consultants and IT professionals from the private sector. In fact, the list even includes some contributors from this side of the pond, such as Ryan McClead, manager of knowledge systems at Norton Rose Fulbright and contributor to 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.