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Blawg Review #40

Welcome to the fortieth (40th) weekly edition of Blawg Review.

What is Blawg Review?

Regular readers of this site and those of you arriving from search engines likely have no idea what Blawg Review is. Even readers of Blawg Review may wonder why a business site is hosting it. So allow me to explain.

Blawg Review is a weekly roundup of excellent blog writings on legal topics. Most of the postings are by blawg writers. A blawg is a blog written on law topics (law + blog = blawg). And most of the people writing them are lawyers.

By education, I am a lawyer, although I no longer practice law. For anyone who is interested, in honor of Blawg Review I have put together my story about my legal career and how I left law to become a businesswoman (go here to read My Story [1]).

Business people can be better at business by learning more about the law. And lawyers can benefit from knowing more about business. Armed with knowledge, we are all better off.

That is why a business site is hosting Blawg Review today — to bring about a merger of law and business insights. In this merger, business people will acquire some legal insights and lawyers will acquire business knowledge.

That said, let’s proceed with due diligence so we can get to the closing of this merger.

legislation Samuel Alito Hearings. The Senate hearings to confirm the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court were the biggest legal news this past week.

money Business Ideas. Here is a roundup of business ideas mentioned on the law blogs.

accounting Corporate Legal Issues – From outlandish executive compensation packages, to corporate blogging policies, to internet surfing employees — all the dirty little secrets are covered.



writing Better Writing. We can all improve our writing, especially for clarity. Words are the stock in trade of lawyers and so we are lucky to have a number of quality posts on the topic of writing clearly. Some of these posts are a little old, but the topic is timeless so I am including them.

patents Patents. Business publications and legal publications alike are profiling abuses of the patent system, including overly broad patents that are being approved by the U.S. Patent Office, and more recently the new phrase, “patent trolls.” But let’s not forget that patents protect, too.

smell the roses Life. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. — John Lennon.

justice Justice System – Check out the interesting commentary this week about our justice system. Of course, as much as we might examine it and question it and critique it, I’d still rather go before the U.S. justice system than any other I can think of.



clients All About Clients Last but certainly not least, we conclude with two posts about lawyers’ relationships with their clients.

Well, folks, that’s it! Thank you for joining us, and I hope you enjoyed the merger of business and legal issues.

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Blawg Review has information about next week’s host, and instructions on how to get your blawg posts reviewed in upcoming issues.



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