07 October 2005

Lawyers and blogs: a good start

Try this article from the New York Times on the unusual number of lawyers and judges who either maintain blog sites or who read them.

A few lawyers and judges read this little collection of e-scribbles. Why, I have no idea.

Blogging is one use of the Internet that I think performs a useful function. It contributes, with any luck and a lot of hope, to the wider discussion of ideas and trends affecting our society.

Lawyers, who once dominated politics in Western countries, have slipped from their prominence in that field: sadly, in some cases; thankfully in others. Generally, lawyers have add to a debate both in the style and the substance of their arguments.

There are exceptions to every rule, of course.