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Denise Howell is a seasoned appellate and intellectual property litigator based in Los Angeles. Denise writes one of the first and most popular law-related blogs, Bag and Baggage, coined the term "blawg" and helped pioneer podcasting for lawyers. Microcontent obsessed since 2001, she is frequently quoted in the media on legal issues involving intellectual property and technology law. "Sound Policy" is Denise's show at IT Conversations, and it's also what she hopes results from the briefs she submits to court. Email Denise at

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Tom Mighell is Senior Counsel and Litigation Technology Support Coordinator at Cowles & Thompson in Dallas. He has published the Internet Legal Research Weekly newsletter since 2000 and blogged about the Internet and legal technology at Inter Alia since August of 2002. With Tom's singing, Ernie on guitar and Dennis' encylopedic knowledge of rock music, we may have the beginnings of a good band, if this whole blog thing doesn't work out. Email Tom at

Marty Schwimmer left a partnership in the largest trademark practice in the world and founded Schwimmer Mitchell, a full-service IP micro-boutique in Westchester County, New York, where he represents owners of famous and not yet famous trademarks. He founded The Trademark Blog, the first IP law blog and the one with the most pictures. He is the first to come in and the last to leave in his firm. Email Marty at

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May 4, 2005

Tom Re: How, if at all, will Blogging Affect the Practice of Law?

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Posted by Tom Mighell

Is it too early to think about the virtual practice of law? In bringing together lawyers from across the country, blogs have made it possible for lawyers to communicate and collaborate with each other across physical boundaries; it will only be a matter of time before these folks begin to truly test the limits of "multijurisdictional practice."

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1. Anthony J. Colleluori on May 8, 2005 10:57 PM writes...

It is not just blogging opportunities. Attorney's are able to find like minded attorneys from out of town, by reading blogs, but the real gift is in things like the Extranet offered by firms like Findlaw. In the near future Corporate counsel are going to find that they can save a lot of money by not hiring big firms (which offers them coverage and a few legal stars.) They can get the same coverage and stars for far less by using the extranet to put together teams of attorneys who may be from small or solo firms who can work together on specific projects. These outside counsel can either coordinate themselves (through an appointed coordinator) or can be coordinated by house counsel or even a top notch paralegal. Blogs help identify the unknown stars but the Extranet is the glue that will really turn local attorneys into national practices.

BTW I blog at Long Island (Criminal)Trial Law found at and at http//

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