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BlawgWorld 2007 with TechnoLawyer Problem/Solution Guide

The TechnoLawyer Blog is making available for a free download a PDF file of a free e-book. The book is entitled BlawgWorld 2007 with TechnoLawyer Problem/Solution Guide. From the announcement:

BlawgWorld 2007 with TechnoLawyer Problem/Solution Guide is a free eBook. Actually, it's two eBooks in one PDF file.

BlawgWorld 2007 is the best way to explore and discover legal blogs (blawgs). It features 77 remarkable essays from 77 of the most influential blawgs. Each blogger handpicked their best essay of the year for inclusion in the eBook.

The 2007 TechnoLawyer Problem/Solution Guide is a revolutionary new way to find Solutions to Problems your law firm is experiencing. Specifically, it contains 185 Problems and corresponding Solutions.

Each Problem is written in the form of a question from the point of view of a law firm and organized by topic. Topics include case management, depositions, discovery, document management, legal research, time-billing, and many more — 58 topics in all.

What the heck, it is free. [JH]

August 10, 2007 in Blogosphere | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Bloggers Consider Forming Labor Union

AP is reporting that at the YearlyKos Convention, the Committee to Protect Bloggers is trying to band blogggers together to form a labor union the Committee hopes will help them receive health insurance, conduct collective bargaining or even set professional standards. From the article:

The effort is an extension of the blogosphere's growing power and presence, especially within the political realm, and for many, evokes memories of the early labor organization of freelance writers in the early 1980s.

Organizers hope a bloggers' labor group will not only showcase the growing professionalism of the Web-based writers, but also the importance of their roles in candidates' campaigns.

Professional association, maybe. Union, not likely. Hat tip to Adjunct Law Prof Blog. [JH]

August 9, 2007 in Blog News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) to Blog Community: Help write legislation on net neutrality

PC World is reporting that Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) has invited OpenLeft.com to collaborate on new broadband legislation. OpenLeft.com, a blog focused on liberal issues, has been hosting a wide-ranging discussion on broadband policy. Senator Dick Durbin, assistant majority leader in the Senate, has joined the discussion, saying he'll use the ideas from OpenLeft to craft broadband legislation. Check out and join in the discussion at OpenLeft. [JH]

August 8, 2007 in Blogosphere | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Bloggers Wanted for 2007 Survey of the LIS Blogosphere

In August of 2005, Meredith Farkas conducted a survey of LIS bloggers to get some sense of the demographic characteristics of the LIS blogosphere. She's doing it again and soliciting blogger participation! Details (and results from the 2005 survey).

If you are a library and information science professional with a blog, please fill out the survey. [JH]

August 7, 2007 in Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Solove's 2007 Law Professor Blogger Census

George Washington law prof Dan Solove has updated his Law Professor Blog census. According to his study there are now 265 law professor bloggers, an increase of about 17%. Read more about it. [JH]

August 6, 2007 in Blog Studies, Law Professor Blogging | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Clinton Draws Boos From Bloggers at Annual Kos Convention

CNN has the story. [JH]

August 5, 2007 in Blogosphere | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack