You may be of the opinion that lawyers are those that even accountants avoid at parties, but we’re going to be hearing a lot more from the legal community in the blogosphere in the weeks and months to come.
That’s because a legal blogging conference is coming to London. The anonymous intellectual property barrister ‘Geeklawyer’, the first UK barrister to blog, announced his plans to host the first conference for blogging lawyers last week.
LawBlog 2007 is supported by CPA Global and Freeth Cartwright and will take place in London at the offices of CPA on the 18th of May 2007. “The event aims both to bring together, face to face for many for the first time, the community of UK lawyers and firms who write blogs, and introduce non-blogging law firms to what is rapidly becoming a ‘must do’ marketing activity in the Internet era,” the organisers said.
Geeklawyer said: “Blogging has been a feature of the American legal scene for some time now and has been a successful part of many firms PR and marketing strategy. Individual lawyers are also finding that it gives them a presence and a platform to showcase their expertise to clients and prospects that they would not otherwise have had: that is the great advantage of the Internet.”
Speakers include several practicing barristers and solicitors who blog, Professor Jeremy Phillips (an academic and blogger) and American lawyer/blogger, Dan Hull.
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