Just like I promised last week, it’s December and time for my annual list of top legal blogs for in-house counsel! This is one of my favorite “Ten Things” blogs to write because it gives me a chance to recognize some of the best legal writers out there today. It also means that the year is coming to an end, which in the case of 2020 really cannot happen fast enough. After this blog posts, I’ll see you again toward the end of January 2021 as I am going to take a few weeks off and focus on my next book which is woefully behind schedule – and the ABA keeps sending its black-clad goons to my house to make sure I get back to work (the ABA is ruthless… and well-armed). As usual, I will not list any past “winners” but I do encourage you to go back and check those blogs as well – they are all worth your time. Also, I realized at some point this year that in-house lawyers are truly starting to consume legal information in many different ways other than written blogs. So, for the first time, I am going to point out some podcasts, LinkedIn writers, and Twitter feeds I think you might like. Which is a great reminder for anyone reading this blog: nothing is stopping you from writing your own blogs, posting LinkedIn commentary, or recording your own podcasts. If you have something to say, join in. It’s never been easier to do and your voice is just as important as anyone else’s – and any practical knowledge you can share with others is always welcomed. With no further sermonizing, here is the “Ten Things” 2020 list of top blogs for in-house lawyers:
First, I want to wish everyone all the best for the holiday season and for a safe and prosperous 2016. Second, I thought I would keep this edition of “Ten Things” on the lighter side and, hopefully, on the less wordy side too — especially after last week’s missive on becoming general counsel. Back when I was general counsel I once told my team that if you send me something I will read it, pretty much no matter what. I am not sure if that is a positive or a negative but it certainly kept me informed about what was going on in Legal and around the company. I’m not saying that everyone needs to have the same approach I have to reading things. In fact, sometimes it’s nice if someone can point out things worth reading (vs. having to dig them out yourself). That’s my plan for this post.
Over the course of the last several years, legal blogs have exploded. There are probably several blogs for just about any topic of law you are interested in. Blogs can be very helpful tools for in-house counsel (or any lawyer for that matter), in particular for finding answers to legal questions quickly or for staying on top of new issues. Over time, I have identified a number of blogs that I like to read regularly and that I think are particularly well written and useful to in-house counsel. While I certainly hope that my blog fits this bill for you, I know there are many very talented legal writers out there, covering really interesting topics. This edition of “Ten Things” will list some of my favorite legal blogs (and the topics they cover). I highly encourage you to check these out over the next several weeks and if any interest you, follow them regularly. Or just keep the list handy in case you need it later down the road. So, and not in any particular order, here are my top ten legal blogs for in-house counsel (2015 edition):