(Well, some of them, anyway)
[Posted November 30, 2009] Some time ago, life was good for those willing to talk online about appeals in
Have Opinion, Will Travel once offered the unique perspective of an appellate jurist, posting anonymously (which enabled him to be quite candid) about his view of our craft. Written with more than a dollop of wry wit, it was always a fun read, even thought the topics often strayed from the appellate world. Alas; as I reported here back in August, his Honor decided to close up shop and post no more. This was a tough blow to take, although the site is still up so you can comb through the archives if you want.
I noted earlier this year the launch of a new web site called Appeals Granted, which was designed to focus on writs granted by the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of
Regular readers of
Jay OKeeffes entertaining and informative blog De Novo is still going strong several months after his launch this summer. Jay posts thoughtful commentary on many appellate issues. He gives great practical advice that youll find useful in your own practice. Being a good, solid generation behind me, hes a guy you can follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin. If you want to hold your breath waiting for me to start tweeting, be my guest.
One of the busiest blogs around is the one published by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The big advantage VLW has over the rest of us is the size of its staff; they can put three or four people on separate tasks, and still have plenty of folks to answer the phone, make the coffee, and pay the bills, not to mention publishing the newspaper. Publisher Paul Fletcher has his own blogon the site that always makes for interesting reading; editors Deborah Elkins, Alan Cooper, and Peter Vieth keep you up to speed on the newest developments in the law on the regular blog.