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Blawg Review #153

The only fault that I could find with this week's pirate-themed Blawg Review #153 (or Blarrg Review) is that it's simply not C (sea)-worthy. Captain George Wallace of Declarations and Exclusions gets an A for his spirited journey around the Blawgosphere, pillaging its treasures for us to enjoy.

Two interesting Blawg Review posts deserve special highlighting here.  Kevin O'Keefe of Lexblog shares some statistics on the state of the Amlaw 200 blogosphere. Of the top 200 law firms, 53 have blogs -- but what surprised me is that 24 firms, a near-majority, use Blogger as a platform, followed by 16 using Lexblog and the remainder split between other platforms. I have nothing against Blogger (indeed, I've used it for a blog in my own practice), but I'm surprised that so many large firms, which typically select high-end packages when it comes to CRM (client relations management software) or computerized legal research would opt for a budget platform when it comes to blogging. 

A second Blawg Review link that caught my eye was this post by Jordan Furlong at Law 21, asking whether law firms are gaming the system that magazines and other ratings services use to identify "best places to work."  Furlong writes that "it's this 'gaming' element of such rankings that raise what I think is going to become a problematic element of law firms' recruiting efforts down the road."

And this completes the arrrgh-duous task of reporting on this week's Blawg Review.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on March 31, 2008 at 03:05 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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