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First off, let me just say that I know this won't be easy.

My prolific predecessor, Carolyn Elefant, cultivated a very loyal following over her three-and-a-half years writing Legal Blog Watch. Indeed, Carolyn did such a great job during her time here that lawyers from different continents penned poems in her honor when she announced her departure last week. 'Nuff said.

My co-author, Bob Ambrogi, has for years been the gold standard for identifying and discussing trends and new developments in the legal blogging world. In fact, my first interaction with Bob was when he reviewed a fledgling Web site of mine for his Legal Line Web site -- in June 2000!!!

And then there's me. By way of introduction, I am an attorney, and practiced law both in the SEC's Division of Enforcement and later with a big law firm as a securities and commercial litigation partner. I have been a legal blogger since 2003, when after leaving the practice of law I joined a company called Institutional Shareholder Services. At ISS, I started a blog about securities litigation and SEC enforcement called Securities Litigation Watch. I wrote SLW for over three years, an experience that taught me that (a) I loved the creativity and challenge involved in writing it, and (b) the benefits of blogging in a niche area of the law were enormous in terms of exposure, networking and thought leadership.

Today, I am the editor of an online publication called Securities Docket that is, like SLW before it, focused on securities litigation and enforcement issues. I also am a columnist and legal blogger for Compliance Week on those same subjects. I have a passion for those areas of the law, but I confess that I am really looking forward to writing for Legal Blog Watch, where my potential range of topics will be so much broader. I am active on Twitter and LinkedIn, and would love to connect with any of you who have thoughts or ideas on legal blogs or anything else.

My hope is to have fun bringing you the best, funniest and most thought-provoking posts I can find by scouring the legal blogosphere. And with that, let's roll!

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 24, 2009 at 02:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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