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“Being an attorney doesn’t mean you should be stuck reading briefs and journal articles each and every day,” writes Alison Monahan, a lawyer and founder of The Girl’s Guide to Law School. “There are so many great online publications and blogs that have so much rich content that ranges from timely law topics to career tips, to the common struggles of a lawyer. Not only can these websites provide great resources, but the articles can often help you feel more rejuvenated and enthusiastic about the law.”
Here are six sites Monohan recommends (all quotes are from her article, which you can read in full here):
- AboveTheLaw.com. “Publishes new content on a daily—in some cases, an hourly—basis. Article topics tend to focus on the following areas: BigLaw, small law firms, legal technology, legal marketing, in-house counsel, law school, and government issues…. Count on Above the Law to offer a thoughtful (and sometimes humorous) look at current events.”
- JDSupra.com. “Syndicates content from publications to blogs on a multitude of law and business topics. The ability to search the site by topic area is helpful, especially if you are researching a specific field such as same-sex marriage or patents. The ‘Trending’ feature at the top of the website lets you read the most popular and topical articles.”
- ABA Journal. “Perhaps the standard for lawyers and legal professionals. Check out the ABA Journal podcasts.”
- Findlaw.com. “Provides job listings for a wide range of legal professionals. It also maintains a comprehensive set of legal resources including case law and legal news.”
- CareerDicta. “Focuses on what happens after you attend law school and pass the bar exam. Articles range from how to start your own virtual law office to marketing yourself as an attorney.”
- LawJobs.com “Lists legal job openings, classifieds and nationwide ads for lawyers, paralegals, and legal support staff. The Career Center includes career profiles, salary information, and career advice. It’s a great resource if you’re in the market for changing jobs or careers.”
What lawyer websites or blogs would you recommend?
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