“Looks like it could be a good one “. No pressure then.
I’m surprised, but then again, I suppose that there aren’t so many UK legal blogs to enable a new one to be overlooked.
I’m going to save more considered comments on lawyer’s blogs for another time. However, IT in general seems to be lawyer’s weak point. In my admittedly limited experience, solicitors use IT and the interweb thingy, but don’t really understand it (with obvious exceptions). As a newcomer to the profession, I am astonished that digital documents, trial bundles etc. have not been taken up, although apparently there is slow progress at the high value end of things.
Personally, I’d be happy to head to Court with a few CDROMs or, better, the encrypted key to a secure site on a few flash drives. As it stands, I take the file(s) and/or trial bundle in an wheelie bag and everyone, from the Judge to paralegal, will have to flick through searching for the page.
Incidentally, where did this ‘blawg’ title come from? I’m from an arts background and frankly it makes my inner aesthete shudder. But what is more, every time I read ‘blawg’ I expect a cartoon muskrat to appear and comment on my shortcomings.
[Edit. According to this the source was
“Denise Howell, who coined the term “blawg” as shorthand for “law blog,” is considered one of blogging’s pioneers. She says the nascent days of legal-oriented blogs were marked by a frontier spirit that was equal parts anticipation and exhilaration.”
I guess that wild west moment is why I hear Deputy Dawg.]
Thank you, Mr Holmes, for a very pleasant surprise.