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Liveblogging the Blog Law Conference

While one representative sampling of the legal blogging community was in Chicago late last week for ABA Techshow, another group of legal bloggers was in San Francisco for the Blog Law & Blogging for Lawyers conference. And as bloggers are wont to do, some liveblogged from the conference, offering those of us who were not there the opportunity to take part vicariously.

One who sent us frequent reports was David Maizenberg of Decisis, who tells us that one meets good people at a blogging conference:

"[I]t gives me hope when I meet a smart and successful attorney who is also very much a soulful human being, with wide-ranging interests and a real passion for living.

"I met more people who fit that description at the Blog Law and Legal Blogging Conference these past two days than at any other law-related conference I've ever attended. I won't try to analyze it, but obviously there is something about blogging/writing that brings such people together; perhaps the freedom of expression, or the independence of mind and self-confidence it takes to stake out an imperfect and non-corporate public identity."

Maizenberg's coverage starts here. Also liveblogging from the conference was Joe Gratz, whose coverage starts here.   A recent law school graduate, Gratz must still be in note-taking mode, because his posts covering each speaker are detailed and thorough and even include the speaker's photo. Others who posted from the conference include Cathy Kirkman, Dennis Crouch, Denise Howell and Kevin O'Keefe. O'Keefe has this to say about the conference:

"No question after this conference that blogs and citizen journalism will (be) part of the fabric of law and society for years, if not forever. Law firms will accept this, just like they have accepted websites and email. Law firms who now say blogs do not play a role in their practice and marketing will change their tune before the end of the decade."

For photos of the conference, see the Flickr pages of Joe Gratz and Denise Howell.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on April 25, 2006 at 09:07 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)


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