TMCnet News Launches Blog Network with Leading Independent Legal Experts
[November 22, 2004] Launches Blog Network with Leading Independent Legal Experts

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Nov. 22, 2004 -- American Lawyer Media's today introduced its new Blog Network, showcasing the Web's most respected independent blogs for legal professionals. The Network provides links to specialized blogs on legal topics, ranging from constitutional law and business litigation to solo practice and law technology, and offers commentary, analysis and advice that supplements's award-winning legal news and information content for attorneys.

The affiliated blogs are spotlighted on the homepage and through a daily "Legal Blog Watch" ( which highlights blog postings, news and discussions on the Network. The blogs in the Network feature headlines drawn from the site and advertising sold by All bloggers in the Network retain editorial control of their respective sites.

"Through this innovative partnership, has tapped into forums where important voices are providing insights into developing events and issues," said Stacey Artandi, vice president, online publishing for ALM. "We're excited that these closely followed and respected individuals have joined our Network and will be enhancing our daily legal coverage. will continue to add emerging thought leaders as we expand our presence in the legal blogger community."

"The popularity of gives us a chance to reach even more readers -- and articulate and legally sophisticated readers -- than we could have reached on our own," said Professor Eugene Volokh, founder of 'The Volokh Conspiracy,' now a member of the Blog Network.

The Network includes:

-- "The Volokh Conspiracy" (, founded by UCLA Law School professor Eugene Volokh and co-authored by 14 co-bloggers (mostly fellow law professors). Professor Volokh teaches First Amendment law, copyright law, and firearms regulation policy.

-- "May It Please The Court"(R) ( by J. Craig Williams. As a business litigator, Mr. Williams offers his daily observations on legal news. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Williams was a broadcast reporter and a journalist.

-- "My Shingle" ( by solo practitioner Carolyn Elefant, created to help solos and small firms to trade advice and accomplishments.

-- "I/P Updates" ( by Bill Heinze, a former Investigative Attorney for the U.S. International Trade Commission and practicing intellectual property attorney.

-- "Jottings by an Employer's Lawyer" ( by Michael Fox, a litigator and specialist in labor and employment law.

-- "Crime & Federalism" ( by Michael Cernovich, a third-year law student at Pepperdine University.

-- "the (non)billable hour" ( by Matt Homann, a practicing attorney, mediator, and an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Washington University Law School in St. Louis, Missouri.

-- "The Common Scold" ( by Monica Bay, a member of the California bar, editor in chief of ALM's Law Technology News, and editorial director of ALM's Law Firm Inc. and Small Firm Business magazines.'s "Legal Blog Watch" will be authored by Lisa Stone, a journalist and blogger whose work has appeared in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, as well as other publications and Web sites.

For Blog Network advertising information and assistance, please contact Michaela Apruzzese at 212-545-5901 or

ALM's ( connects legal professionals to more than 20 award-winning national and regional legal publications online, including The American Lawyer(R) and The National Law Journal(R).

Headquartered in New York City, ALM is a leading integrated media company, focused on the legal industry. ALM currently owns and publishes 35 national and regional legal magazines and newspapers, including The American Lawyer(R) and The National Law Journal(R). ALM's is the Web's leading legal news and information network. ALM's other businesses include book, custom and newsletter publishing, court verdict and settlement reporting, production of legal trade shows and conferences, educational seminars and distribution of content related to the legal industry. ALM was formed by U.S. Equity Partners, L.P., a private equity fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP. More information on ALM, its business and services is available on the Web at

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