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Blogs represent one third of Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites 2005

Time Magazine released its list of the 50 Coolest Websites for 2000 and almost one third of them are blogs. That’s pretty amazing when it was only a year ago when blogs were some obscure thing talked about by geeks and innovators.

These babies are going mainstream. Those law firm marketing folks who don’t think lawyers should be looking seriously at publishing a blog for the marketing of their practice are living a fairy tale.

And there’s a lawyer blog on the list, Anonymous Lawyer, even if it is published anonymously and fiction. Look at what Time had to say.

Deadpan and ironic, this delicious insider account of life at a big law firm is pure fiction—and should be required reading for attorneys who haven’t yet learned how to laugh at themselves. Being a lawyer, according to the author, boils down to ‘fooling clients into believing [we] have some real expertise and using fear and manipulation to extort excessive hourly fees.’ He rails against idiot clients, partners and associates, admitting ‘you can’t work at a place like this and have integrity.’ But he’s not offering apologies, only rationalizations. What separates him from the ‘truly evil,’ he writes, is this: ‘I know when I’m over the line. I do it anyway, but I know.

Source for post: Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips Blog

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