At Lexblog, we pride ourselves on the fact that we’ve been around since legal blogging’s infancy. Heck, you could drop “legal” from that sentence and it’d still be right when you look at where blogging was when we started helping lawyers use it to build their practice. So with that in mind, it’s hard not to get a kick out of the fact that firms who have been with us since those very early days continue to partner with us on new publications. In this week’s launches, we have two such firms.

  • Sheppard Mullin was the very first AmLaw 100 law firm to join the LexBlog Network, if you could even call it a network way back in 2005, and since then they’ve grown their own network of blogs to almost 30. This week, they added to it with the debut of the EB-5 Opportunities, which “is designed to provide breaking news, insights, legal analysis and resources on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.” It’s an interesting blog to watch because it brings together a deep team of lawyers from a number of different legal discipliness.
  • Tennessee lawyer John Day was also right there in the early days of the LexBlog Network as he too has been blogging with us since 2005. The Law Offices of John Day aren’t quite up there at thirty blogs like Sheppard Mullin, but for a small—though experienced and extremely talented—Tennessee law firm they’re doing well in social publishing as the launch of the Tennessee Divorce Law Resource joins the established Day on Torts and Tennessee Injury Law Center.
  • While Foley & Lardner is newer to this blogging thing than the two aforementioned firms, they aren’t that new, and they are very good at it. They’ve been exceptional in covering such bleeding edge legal topics as personalized medicine and nanotechnology so I look forward to seeing what they do with the new Renewable Energy Outlook.  Attorneys Jason N. Barglow and John A. Eliason serve as editors on the blog, which intends to be “an online forum where you can learn about and discuss the legal and business issues affecting the renewable energy industry.”