There are legal conferences. There are legal technology conferences. And there is the annual Clio Cloud Conference, which after wrapping up a week ago in Chicago has set itself apart from the pack — in a big way.

When you’re focused on providing the American lawyer inspiration, information, and innovation from the most interesting professionals, lawyer or not, you create energy and a vibe that’s not matched by tradional legal conferences, including legal technology conferences.

We at LexBlog had the privilege of serving as a media partner for the conference. By leveraging the social coverage of the 700 lawyers in attendance and our own Facebook Live interviews we aimed to share the ClioCon experience with our LexBlog Network and all of you,

On Monday, keynotes from Clio CEO, Jack Newton, kicking things off and introducing their Legal Trends Survey, and Kim Mottley, the first international litigator in Afghanistan and one the few lawyers who has had a grenade thrown through her window, bookmarked six other sessions.

Here’s our curation of tweets capturing the essence of of the speaker’s message in a “Storify” for each session.

Keynotes from Bloomberg’s Melanie Heller to the to sensational and high energy, Gary Vaynerchuk, sandwiched six more sessions on Tuesday. Here’s the LexBlog Network’s “Storify” capturing the best in Twitter for each session.

I had pleasure of catching up with a number of our industry’s leaders for Facebook Live discussions.

A big kudos to LexBlog’s Zosha Millman, Amelia Cornfield, and Mellina White-Cusack for their work in providing social media coverage of ClioCon. Storifies of each session, interviews of speakers in advance of the conference, and posts of sessions across our network’s Twitter and Facebook accounts — a job very well done.

If you’re interested in reading all the social recaps, as well as pre-conference interviews we featured, you can find them under the 2016 Clio Cloud Conference tag on LXBN. And it’s not too early to preregister for next year’s event, which will be held in New Orleans.

Well over here in Seattle we’re ready to get our typical Fall weekend started: Clouds, falling leaves, and catching up on what we’ve missed during all that Clio coverage. Speaking of, don’t miss this week’s new to the LexBlog Network blogs:

  • Squire Patton Boggs launches another blog, this time dedicated to any and all sports-related legal developments. If you’re interested in any issues that touch on the varied intersection of sports and law, check out their Sports Shorts blog.
  • And from the team at Cohen Seglias we have A Closer Look: Internal Investigations. The firm, with their sophisticated internal investigations practice, knows the applicability of legal privileges, and promises to assist in conducting comprehensive internal investigations in order to discreetly uncover the truth so that our clients can make informed and legally defensible decisions.

Well over in Seattle we’ve had a bizarrely warm week, though possibly not even the nation’s warmest. Unfortunately (or, depending on your level of Seattleite, very fortunately) the rain will be back this weekend. But before we go bundle up for it, let’s review the new and exciting blogs hitting the network this week:

  • Think Tank of Three was created by Emily Feeny, business development manager at Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, LLP; Julie Holton, marketing director at Fraser Trebilcock; and LexBlog’s own Audrea Fink. After they met at LMA and became fast friends, they decided to start a blog exploring their different perspectives and ideas around legal marketing.
  • Also joining LXBN this week is the cleverly titled Not Safe For Work blog, from the crew at Kelley, Drye, & Warren. For all things focused insight and analysis on occupational health and safety, look no further than the Not Safe For Work blog (and don’t worry, it’s safe for work internet).
  • From the team at Jones Walker we’ve got the Disaster Prep & Recovery blog, dedicated to providing timely insights and updates on recent local, state and federal developments focused on assisting individuals and companies impacted by a disaster. This is exactly the type of blog that’s perennially evergreen and perfect for carving out a niche.
  • And last but definitely not least we have Baker Hostetler‘s disputes.global blog. Focused on a number of international high stakes—including litigation, arbitration, and more—this brings the firm’s total blog count to a prodigious 16.

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.