And so ends another busy week here at LexBlog! At least here in Seattle we are definitively into autumn; the weather seemed to take that September memo very seriously. But before we go pull out our raincoats and boots hidden away for the summer, let’s take a peek at some of the new blogs joining the LexBlog Network this week:

  • First up we have another blog from the DLA Piper powerhouse team. The Latam Law Blog will focus on legal insights and developments important to Latin America, dealing with issues like business transactions and cross-border disputes in basically every country.
  • Also new to the network this week is Bradley Arant Boult Cumming‘s Family Business Advocates. The blog will be a new resource for family business owners and advisors who have to always be thinking ahead in order for the business to thrive. Bradley hopes to help alleviate the burden there.
  • And lastly Mintz Levin‘s latest blog, Sports Law Matters. With this new blog, which will provide insight and perspective on legal issues and recent developments relating to sports law, Mintz’s blog network grows to 16.

And so ends a busy week at LexBlog—anyone else looking forward to the holiday weekend? Before you go charging off, though, be sure to check out the new blogs joining the LexBlog Network this week. We’ve got a lot of them, so let’s dive in:

  • Firstly we have the EPL Risk Mitigation blog from the esteemed team at Jackson Lewis. Committed to providing commentary, analysis and strategies for workplace law risk identification and risk management solutions related to employment law, this brings the firm’s total blog count to a whopping 19.
  • We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: People have problems when they deal with data. If that’s you (and in this modern world it’s basically everyone) check out the Information Bytes blog from the Information Governance Group dedicated to applying  information governance to real-world issues of data privacy, data security, data retention, defensible disposition, and litigation discovery.
  • From the team at Murtha Cullina we have the new Appellate Insights blog, which will be peeking into all things Connecticut Supreme Court related. For helpful insights on issues pending before the court or resulting verdicts, this is the blog to check.
  • Over at Davis Polk we’ve got a brand new blog launching: The DOJ Update. This will be the place to turn if you’re ever looking for information on the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal enforcement and policy developments and other significant issues.
  • And last but not least we’ve got another blog from the Sedgwick team. Their new C-Suite Risk Report will presents and analyzes recent court rulings and other development in the areas of mortgages backed securities, Labor, litigation and regulatory investigations, fraud and Ponzi schemes, and government and regulatory intervention; and brings their total blog count to seven.

Afternoon, everyone! How was your week? Here in Seattle we’re finally enjoying some cooler days (that is, after today’s bit of a scorcher) so we’re ready for the weekend to help us finally cool off. But before we go, let’s check out the new blogs joining LXBN this week:

  • From Husch Blackwell we’ve got the K-12 Legal Insights blog joining us! Like its name implies, this is the blog to turn to if you have any questions about the increasingly complex and rapidly changing legal and regulatory environment surrounding K-12 schools.
  • Next we’ve got another Husch Blackwell blog hitting our ranks: Emerging Energy Insights. This brings the HB blog network to a whopping 15! And with their insightful posts on energy and natural resources, the building blocks of our society, the Emerging Energy Insights does its fellow-blogs proud.
  • And lastly from ValoremNext there’s the Life at the Speed of Prevention blog, which promises to how legal functions can perform better and actually create value for their customers. Between tools and techniques to effectuate change and focus efforts on customer needs, this should be a bookmark every lawyer turns to.

Good news, it’s the weekend. Better news, we’ve got a handful of fantastic blogs hitting the LexBlog Network this week. If you plan on getting any legal blogging done this weekend (and maybe even if you don’t), be sure to check these out and add them to your rolodex:

  • First up, the team at Brown Law Offices brings us the Minnesota Family Law Blog. Since it first launched in 2008, the blog has been recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a top resource on all things family law, divorce, custody, child support, paternity, prenuptial agreements and step-parent adoption.
  • From Heather Morse a new full-service blog called The Legal Watercooler. Currently Director of Marketing for Greenberg Glusker, Morse dedicates the blog—a 2013 and 2014 ABA Journal Blawg 100 nominee—to conversations surrounding the business of the law.
  • The latest blog from Parker Poe, Creditors’ Rights, Litigation and Bankruptcy Blog, also launched this week. Like their other blogs, it will focus on all aspects of financial litigation, restructuring and distressed debt—from loan modifications and forbearance agreements, to bankruptcy, foreclosure, and state and federal court litigation
  • Launched in record time, we have the Flood Law Blog, your business source for flood recovery legal news and opinion, from the Louisiana team at McGlinchey Stafford. The blog will offer businesspeople, lawyers, and other readers a central repository for information about flood-related legislation, litigation, and regulatory issues affecting companies that operate or conduct business in the flood-impacted regions, like Louisiana.
  • And last up we’ve got The Pipeline: Cannabis Law Advisor from Lane Powell. Marijuana is one of the hottest topics in the legal world, and it’ll be exciting to see how Lane Powell applies their expertise to the continuum of legal issues that impact the cannabis industry, including regulatory, banking, and intellectual property, and investing.

August trudges on. How was everyone’s week? Hopefully busy but productive. Before you start your weekend, make sure you add these blogs to your blog roll, the latest ones on the LexBlog Network:

  • First up we’ve got Canada in Focus, DLA Piper‘s latest blog. As a full-service, international law firm, DLA Piper is able to offer unique and key insights for people and companies doing business in Canada.
  • And next is a new blog from Steptoe & Johnson, the Steptoe Blockchain Blog. The blog will feature opinions and analysis as they track the trajectory of the distributed ledger technology known as the blockchain, and will focus on how this ground breaking technology could transform the way the world does business.
  • Last up don’t miss McGuire Woods‘ new blog, the Insurance Recovery Blog. The blog family at McGuire Woods keeps growing and this new blog, a source for news, analysis and commentary on insurance issues facing business policyholders, should expertly follow in their footsteps.

Another week down—how’s everyone feeling? It’s been much cooler here than some of our peak heats, so Seattle is ready for a warm (but not too hot) weekend. But before we roll into that, let’s check out some of the new blogs joining the LexBlog Network:

  • From Colbentz Patch Duffy & Bass we’ve got the Law On Purpose blog, which will be an informative source on the emerging space of social enterprise and impact investing—all part of the firm’s deep commitment to doing work that helps our clients create positive change in our community—and around the world.
  • And next we have Nailing Down the Law, the cleverly titled blog from the team at Parker Poe. As the lawaffecting the construction industry is constantly developing, and attorneys in Parker Poe’s Construction Practice Group vow to use the blog to assist the industry by staying on top of these developments.

Well summer is back in Seattle, and it’s looking like our weekend is going to be full of fun in the (very warm, and largely without air conditioned) sun. If you’re like us, get ready for a relaxing weekend by checking out some of the new titles joining LexBlog’s blog network this week:

  • One new blog hitting LXBN this week is McNeesThe Energy & Environmental User Blog, which will provide large institutional, commercial and industrial entities with the latest updates and analyses on energy and environmental issues that impact their operations and costs. Though their attorneys are mostly in New England and the midwest, you can expect some national as well as regional perspectives.
  • Also joining the Network is In-House Ops from Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. For almost 25 years they’ve been delivering leading edge information to the in-house community, and now they’ll have a blog platform to further back them up.

And so ends a flurry of a week in the legal news world. Between SCOTUS, elections, and Brexit-ing it’s really been a whirlwind of a week for blawggers. But before you head into a weekend of pride, fun, and relaxation, take a look at the new blogs we have joining LXBN this week:

  • We’ve got Covering the Spread from Greenberg Traurig, a new blog that’s looking to provide insights from the global gaming practice. If you’re looking for any developments, litigation, and legislative actions affecting the gaming industry, be sure to add this blog to your rolodex.
  • And second but not least we’ve got the Drug & Device Law blog from the team at Reed Smith. This blog will explore various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation, which should prove to be another great example of how two subject areas combine make one great blog.

Phew! Another week under the belt, and on into the weekend—and Father’s Day! No doubt your Dad is looking for some new law blogs to read, and if so, boy do we have the posts for you. Check out the new blogs joining the LexBlog Network this week, and add them to your rolodex:

  • Cyril Amarchand continues to grow out their blog network, with the India Tax Law blog officially launched. If you plan on doing business in India, this blog is a must, highlighting significant changes to Indian taxation law that will impact the corporate ecosystem there.
  • Next up we’ve got The Compliance Gap, a new blog focusing on compliance and regulatory information for growing companies, by Farella Braun & Martell. They’ll be providing comments and insights on issues of importance to public and privately held companies in the cross-hairs of government regulators, criminal prosecutors, and the plaintiffs’ bar, which means maneuvering across a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Also launching this week is a new blog that’s a companion to an older blog: The D&O Developments blog, from some of the team at Lane Powell that brought you D&O Discourse. Turn to the new D&O Developments if you’re looking for a go-to source for prompt and thoughtful reporting of new Reform Act and other key securities and corporate litigation decisions.
  • And lastly (but not least) we’ve got Greenberg Traurig‘s One World International Practice Blog hitting the network. They’ll be looking at the top topics and trends in international litigation, including judicial and regulatory decisions, international dispute resolution, and regulatory compliance and enforcement.

Who else is ready for a holiday weekend? Well before you all jaunt off, check out the latest blogs joining the LexBlog Network this week. Then make sure you add them to your RSS reader and get your three-day break underway:

  • First up we’ve got the White Collar Chronicle, a new blog coming from Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez’s work spans subject areas—from criminal defense to civil and commercial litigation—as well as countries. This blog will draw from his wealth of experiences and expertise, which should make for a great new full-bodied blog.
  • Venable has rolled out their newest blog, Post Grant Perspectives, which will, like the specialized team running it, be dedicated to representing clients involved in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). No doubt it will be just as invaluable as Venable’s other blogs, which are now up to six.