82, or 41%, of the 2008 AmLaw 200 law firms are now blogging. This number is up from 39 firms, or a 110% increase, since August 2007 when LexBlog released its first State of the AmLaw Blogosphere. The number of blogs being published by these firms has grown more than 200% in that same timeframe, from 74 to 227.
In the 6 months since LexBlog released its third State of the AmLaw Blogosphere in November of this 2008, the number of AmLaw law firms blogging has grown 15%.
For large law firms looking to brand their law firm blogs, LexBlog remains the blog publishing platform of choice with 68% of the AmLaw law firm branded blogs running on the the LexBlog publishing platform.
- 41% of AmLaw 200 law firms have blogs.
- 15% growth in last 6 months in the number of AmLaw 200 law firms publishing blogs.
- 43% growth in last 6 months in total number of blogs being published by AmLaw 200 law firms (some firms have more than one blog).
And in the numbers:
- 82 of the 2008 AmLaw 200 firms were blogging.
- Those 82 firms were responsible for a total of 227 blogs.
- 186 of the 227 blogs were firm branded; the remaining 41 blogs were not branded. ‘Firm branded’ blogs are those where the firm’s name and/or logo are prominently displayed, indicating that the blog is more a product of the firm than of the individual author writing it.
- Of the 184 firm branded blogs, 37 firms used one of the major publishing platforms: 27 firms were using LexBlog; 4 firms were using Typepad; 3 firms were using Blogger; 1 firm was using Movable Type; 4 firms were using WordPress; and 1 firm was using Justia. Some firms use more than one publishing platform.
See a list of all the blogging AmLaw200 firms, with links to their individual blogs, after the jump.