An article in the latest edition of the business law forum, the Law Offices of Michael H. Breen, explains how to write a blog about business law.
“The blog should be a place to share your insights on your own practice and work, and be an entertaining outlet for readers to discuss the law,” Breen writes.
Here are a few tips for writing a blog for yourself: Avoid writing about the law itself.
“Your blog will serve as a forum for your clients and clients’ colleagues to engage in discussion about the merits of your position, but it will not serve as an expert source of legal knowledge,” Binskin writes.
“Be sure to read the statutes and court opinions that are available on the blog.
You may also wish to use a business law resource to help inform your blog posts.
This could include an expert’s opinion or case law that is widely accepted in the profession.”
Instead, write about the business of law.
Binskins notes that some lawyers have argued that law schools should not even use the phrase “law school.”
“While some might feel that such a statement is a little unkind, I can assure you that it’s not.
The purpose of a law school is to educate lawyers and provide a solid grounding in legal theory and the application of law,” he writes.
Boutsky, a former federal prosecutor, is now a partner at Pinsent Masons in Atlanta, where he is the chief counsel.
“A blog is a great opportunity to give readers a sense of how lawyers work, as well as to discuss issues of law and policy, without having to read an entire legal treatise,” Boutski says.
Boutksky also recommends that lawyers post on the business forum as often as possible.
“As an attorney, I think it is very important to keep writing.
Writing a blog, particularly one with more than 10,000 views, is a lot more rewarding than if you are a law student,” he says.