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Three More Legal Blogs Close Down

It has seemed like a morbid week for followers of legal blogs. First came last week's post about legal bloggers throwing in the virtual towel after blogging left them feeling frustrated and depressed. Then came the news that the Wall Street Journal Law Blog had cut its lead writer, as we noted in a post here Monday. Then there was this week's Blawg Review #200, which, as we also noted here Monday, contained its own obituary. Turns out there was even more morbid news this week, as two long-time legal bloggers announced the shuttering of three different blogs. The good news is that one of the bloggers is ending his two blogs in order to make room for a new one.

On Sunday, David Giacalone announced that he would discontinue his blog, f/k/a ..., as of March 1. Giacalone has made his mark in the legal blogosphere by combining punditry and poetry on his blog. He has written regularly about his criticisms of the ways lawyers bill for their services and its negative impact on consumers. That is the topic to which he is devoting his attention as he wraps up his blog. We have to wonder whether Giacalone will return to blogging at some later date. After all, he has at least twice before said his goodbyes to blogging. This reader, for one, hopes he will be back.

The other blogger who closed shop this week is Doug Cornelius, who on Monday announced lights out at his knowledge-management blog, KM Space, and his real estate blog, Real Estate Space. In Cornelius's case, he is closing these blogs to start another, Compliance Building, where he will write about compliance and business ethics. The new blog follows a new job. Cornelius recently left the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter to become chief compliance officer at Beacon Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on February 25, 2009 at 12:06 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)


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