TechnoLawyer asked to include an entry from Groklaw in this year's BlawgWorld 2007 ebook, a collection of articles from 77 legal blogs. Some of the other bloggers and blogs included are Michael Geist, Ross Ipsa Loquitur's Ross Kodner, OverLawyered, Dennis Kennedy, David Lat of Above the Law, Bruce MacEwen of Adam Smith, Esq., and Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog. So of course I said yes.
The idea is, I think, to introduce lawyers to blogs. You'd be surprised how not so-tech-with-it a lot of lawyers are, so this free as in beer PDF is designed to introduce them to what's happening out here. They might just want to read a blog or two regularly.
You'll find Groklaw's entry on page 54.
If any new attorneys come to visit for the first time, welcome to Groklaw. Please write something for us. We're dying to learn all we can about the law and how it plays out in real life. And one of the services Groklaw provides is that any lawyer can come here and ask a technical question. If you have a case that has a technical aspect to it, and you're not positive you understand fully the technical part of it, feel free to come here and pick the brains of Groklaw's highly skilled membership, who will be very glad to help you. Groklaw now has about 12,000 members, mostly geeks, who have already answered such questions successfully for other lawyers. So feel free to email me with your questions, which you can ask anonymously, if you wish.
Here are some examples of earlier such collaborations:
* A Lawyer Would Like to Pick Your Brain Once Again
* The Results of Your Labor and a Thank You
* Another Lawyer Would Like to Pick Your Brain, Please
* Another Request to Pick Your Brains - Re Interoperability
Of course, regular Groklaw folks might want to discover some other sources of legal information beyond our fun here. And this collection is a good place to get a feel for how much information is available.
TechnoLawyer had strict length requirements, and my favorite article of last year was too long. Way too long. So I had to pick one within their space limits. Which is my actual favorite? The one about DRM and the British Library, I think, in part because it had an impact, but mostly because it reminds me of my grandmother. That reminds me that I've just learned I've won another award. I can't tell you all about it yet, but I will as soon as I can.