Yes, it’s ‘Blue Friday’ here in Seattle, and while that makes the multiple Packers fans at LexBlog a little uneasy, it’s exciting to see our city so fired up. So as we head into an eventful weekend, one that hopefully doesn’t leave millions in a state of mourning, let’s look back at the blogs joining the Lexblog Network this week—with five total for our first full week of the new year.

  • First up, LexBlog is excited to partner with Greentarget on the launch of their blog, Current Conversations. If you’ve heard the name Greentarget before, it’s likely because of their superb In-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey. And if you haven’t heard the name, get acquainted, and this blog—which will give you an “inside look into some of [their] best thinking”—is a good way to do so.
  • With developments in offshore drilling, and the continued rise of hydraulic fracturing, the legal landscape surrounding the oil and gas industry has never been so eventful. The Oil & Gas Safety Advisor, as the title likely gives away, will provide analysis on safety issues in the industry. The blog is authored by Forth Worth attorney John David Hart.
  • Davis Wright Tremaine has added another advanced magazine-style publication to their network of blogs—which now sits at nine blogs as they debut the Family Business Resource Center. In their own words, the team of authors there will “offer research, news, and commentary on new developments that seem particularly significant, as well as resources that [they] believe can be helpful to both families and service providers who are tasked with charting the path forward to the success and succession of the family and the business.”
  • Atlanta attorney Scott Riddle has been on the LexBlog Network for the better part of a decade, with him writing his first post on the Georgia Bankruptcy Blog way back in November of 2005. Today he launches the Georgia Bankruptcy Law Network, a publication for which he intends to recruit bankruptcy attorneys from all over the state to contribute to covering bankruptcy in The Peach State.
  • Last but not least, we have the Environmental Law Examiner from Southeast firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.The publication aims to provide readers with practical guidance and analysis on regulations in the environmental law area. So far, they’ve covered topics that include air pollution, the EPA, environmental insurance, and the impact on wildlife and the wetlands.