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Sunday, December 4, 2011

12 Top Legal Sites You Should Check Out

Many of us have our own short-list of web sites we check frequently to keep current on topics of interest. Whether you found your way to this site through a web search, clicked on a Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn link, I appreciate that you’re reading the Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg. Of course, I also greatly appreciate those who share this site with others. Web traffic and readership are pure motivation to bloggers, as are comments and compliments.

I am going to share a few of my favorite blogs which I enjoy reading regularly. I hope you’ll enjoy my list, which will focus on legal technology, jury selection, graphics and trial presentation. Feel free to add some of your favorites in the comments area.

1.    Law Technology News -- The mother of all legal technology sites, this site is a publication, headed up by Monica Bay, a household name in legal technology. Articles are original, fresh and timely, and they also have a print publication available. Authors include a staff of excellent writers, and LTN features many familiar names in the profession.

2.     The Red Well -- This site features a directory and preview links to current articles provided by a select group of bloggers. Topics include Jury Selection, Litigation Graphics, Trial Presentation, and Communication for Lawyers.

3.      The Jury Expert -- This site is not actually a blog, but rather a very highly-regarded monthly collection of articles, provided by members of the American Society of Trial Consultants. Authors vary monthly.

4.     LinkedIn Trial Technology -- With nearly 2000 members, this is the largest online group focusing on the intersection of law, technology, and visual communication.

5.      Lawyer Tech Review -- This site features a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) collection of articles covering all the latest tech-toys a lawyer could want. A favorite is the App Friday series, where legal luminaries are asked about the apps they use. Attorney Geri Dreiling is the Editor, with Enrique Serrano providing the Spanish version of the site.

6.       Bow Tie Law -- Attorney Josh Gilland explores legal technology and its application in case law, and covers e-discovery frequently.

7.    Deliberations -- The “official” blog of the American Society of Trial Consultants features articles by Jury Consultant Matt McCusker.

8.    Cogent Legal Blog -- Morgan Smith and company offer a great deal of insight on how to communicate visually, using graphics and animations. Smith, an attorney, is the primary author, with contributions from others.

9.    The Litigation Consulting Report -- Ken Lopez features helpful topics focusing on using graphics to speak to jurors. Some great ideas.

10. Information Graphics & Litigation -- Jason Barnes offers great insight on visual communication techniques based on his years of experience in the profession.

11. Litigation PostScript -- Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm provides perspectives of a Jury Consultant. Lots of great “how-to” info on jury selection and analysis.

12.   Litigation Support Technology & News -- Joseph Bartolo and Frank Canterino scour the net for you to offer a collection of summaries of current articles found on many popular blogs.

I’d gladly recommend any or all of these sites to those who are interested in the modern practice of law. Of course, there are many more, and feel free to add your own in the comments section, and use the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social media buttons to share this collection. As a disclaimer, I will mention that I have contributed to numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 12 listed above.


  1. I've gotta get mine on this list! :-p


  2. A good marketing and client development site is

  3. Great list, Ted. Thanks for starting this thread. Here are a few of mine:

    Bob Ambrogi's Law Sites,, to keep informed of the new and intriguing websites in the legal space.

    Sharon Nelson's Ride the Lightning,, electronic evidence and information security.

    Adrian Dayton’s Blog,, social media and legal marketing for lawyers and legal professionals.

    Jordan Furlong's Law21 blog,,
    strategic planning and marketing for law firms.

    Ross Kodner's Ross Ipsa Loquitur blog on legal practice management and legal IT,

    Jeff Allen’s LawTek blog,, technology specifically geared to solos and small firms.


  4. The lack of and on this list is a gross oversight. I do not understand how you could overlook those or the like, e.g.:

    -- Paul D. Bain

  5. I recommend

  6. Good point, Paul. No matter how hard you try, someone important always gets inadvertently overlooked. Craig is certainly well known and widely respected in the industry.

    I'm sure it won't be the last oversight. My apologies in advance to anyone who was not already mentioned but thankfully Ted has provided a forum where everyone can be included.


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