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Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,00 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s professional turnkey blog solution, licensed on a subscription basis, is used by over 18,000 legal professionals.

“No matter how much you try, the mind and circumstances tend to conspire in ways to unsettle your soul. And when that happens, you need to find a way to reset, recalibrate and replenish.”

This from veteran tech journalist, Om Malik.

For Om, this means landscape photography, recently along the California coast, among the redwoods.

Apple did its first product launch of the year, this week.

To fully appreciate the show you needed an eighty-inch monitor and your yellow lab and golden retriever along side. Only the golden retriever watches television.

Though Tim Cook and Apple do a heck of a show launching new products, I was most interested in

Fifty-some years ago, as young boy in the 1960’s, I thought real change was taking place in our country.

That the discrimination and hate versus black people was coming to an end with the protests across this country – protests taking place at or near the same time as protests against the Viet Nam war.

Until the last ten or fifteen years, legal publishing has been the exclusive domain of large traditional publishers.

WestLaw (later Thomson Reuters), Reed Elsevier (owner of LexisNexis), Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg/BNA, ALM (f/k/a American Lawyer Media) and many others.

In addition to fulltime writers and editors, such publishers considered niche focused contributions from practicing lawyers and

The New York Times’ Robin Pogrebin asked ninety-two year old, famed architect Frank Gehry, given his age and accomplishments, had he considered taking a break or scaling back.

He dismissed the idea.

“What would I do? I enjoy this stuff.”

With a sense of pride, Gehry added he “has now reached a point in his

Rather than blog for someone else – to share information on an often loud and a crowded Internet, I blog for myself.

Much like digital media consultant, speaker and long time blogger, Euan Semple describes it.

”…[I]t has always been true that I write as much, if not more, for myself as for anyone who

Searching Wikipedia for backgroud information on a B Corporation, a certification of “social and environmental performance” for a for profit companies, I came across a footnote from a statement that such status bring an annul fee. The footnote was to a blog published by the law firm, Bryan Cave.

Got me thinking. Wikipedia could be

Can the new email newsletter publishing platform, Substack make inroads into the legal publishing arena?

When the New York Time’s Ben Smith reports this morning that Danny Lavery, the publisher of a blog and newsletter, just signed a two year, $430,000 contract with Substack and that his wife, Grace Lavery, a professor at UC-Berkeley, who

File this under “it’s about damn time,” LexBlog VP, Greg Storey, writes about Medium’s decision to bring back a very old feature of all blogs (legal blogs included), the blog roll.

From Ev Williams, the CEO of Medium,

If you’re on the desktop web, you can see it in the left-hand sidebar of If