As awesome as I am in things law and legal research, I have to admit that one way I stay on top of my game is by checking out other legal blogs. Take for instance Oregon Legal Research. This blog is written by the county law Librarians in the state of Oregon and covers all topics law and legal things as they relate to Oregon legal stuff. While I really like a particular article about a legal research blog written on December 10, 2014 by Laura Orr, I particularly like the Training and Advocacy Resources for Law Librarians section which lays out resources that should be included in most any Oregon county law library (turns out many of those resources are also found at my California county law library).
Another blog I like is the Bose Law and Technology Blog. While it is written by a law firm, they don't go all preachy and push you to hire them. Rather, they push everyone on how to be a better legal writer. The article: Legal Research in your Pocket: Free Non-Subscription Services was particularly helpful to me because I am always looking for free legal related resources I can share with the people who use my library.
Other blogs that get me going in the morning are:
- Bizarre Questions & What Library School Never Taught You (covers things you should have been taught in law school, but weren't)
- Briefly Writing (all about writing appellate court briefs)
- Real Lawyers Have Blogs (great articles about how law clashes with real life)
- Swiss Army Librarian (regaling readers with stories of life in the reference trenches)
- Step by Step Gourmet (identifying great recipes and easy ways to cook)