It was only last year when I overheard this comment between a couple of seasoned practitioners at a CLE event: “Well, I guess I have to go out and get an email account … because that email thing isn’t going away!” Yes, I did almost spit out my morning coffee when I heard this – although I was luckily able to refrain and simply offer a small chuckle under my breath.
There was a bit of facetiousness to the comment … but there was also bit of seriousness. These attorneys have probably seen quite a few advancements in their years of practice, from the fax machine to Personal Computers. Somewhere deep inside, I think that last thing this attorney wanted to do was adapt to a new technology in the last few years of his career.
One thing that is apparent in 2012 is that law blogs are here to stay – and they have come a long way since the early days of Web 2.0. We have come so far in fact, that the ATL blog (Above the Law) even found it’s way to the top of the Business Insider’s 15 Most Influential Law Blogs. All the way to #2 in fact.
Like many technological advancements in the legal community, blogs have taken a little bit of time to catch on. But at this point in time, blogs, tweets and ‘friending’ have become firmly entrenched in our online society. These are no longer fads … Facebook and blogging are now part of the legal landscape as well – just like courts, depositions and angry judges.
To check to see if any of your favorite blogs made the Business Insiders Top 15 Most Influential Law Blogs, please click here. And to learn more about law blogs, take a look at what Kevin O’Keefe is doing over at LexBlog.
 For an incredibly great (and entertaining read) see “What Is Web 2.0” by Tim O’Reily