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December 20, 2012

Blogs, Blogs, Blogs

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blogsIf you’re reading this, you already know that NWSidebar offers Washington lawyers a fresh assortment of news, commentary, and tips. You can browse it, search it, or have new posts delivered to your email inbox. If you like this medium for getting legal updates, there are lots of other law-related blogs to check out. Interested in construction law? Trial practice? Wine law? Intellectual property law? Indian law? There are blogs about all of these topics and more.

You can follow blogs created by organizations, such as the ACLU, Legal Voice, or the Northwest Justice Project. You can also follow individuals, such as Mike Atkins (aka Seattle Trademark Lawyer), Karen Koehler (aka The Velvet Hammer), or Venkat Balasubramani, who writes Spam Notes.

For a variety of research tips and news, see these blogs from local law school libraries:

To find blogs, see Law-Related Blogs in Washington State, a list maintained by the Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington School of Law. For the national scene, see Blawgsearch (includes a feature for search blog posts) and Blawg Directory, from the ABA Journal.

To follow a number of blogs, you can use a feed reader (such as Google Reader or the RSS Feeds feature that’s built into Outlook) to have new posts go to one place. This video gives you a great introduction to RSS feeds and feed readers.

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