This guide lists law-related blogs in Washington State.
Why do lawyers blog?
Why might you read blogs?
Blogs offer perspectives that you won't see in bar journals or law reviews--e.g., a trial lawyer's reflections on voir dire, a criminal defense attorney's reaction to a new Supreme Court case, an international trade lawyer's thoughts on working with Chinese businesses. Sometimes you'll even see something not particularly law-related, like a picture of the blogger's dog. Blogs have different personalities (as do the bloggers): sample a few to find ones that interest you.
The guide was created in June 2017. Each blog was checked to make sure it was active (with at least one post since October 2018).
To be listed, a blog must have at least one regular contributor from Washington State.
If you have a blog you'd like listed, send a note to whisner [at] uw.edu.
Blogs are listed in alphabetical order. Use ctrl-f to search for words--e.g., "immigration" or "Tacoma."
To assist skimmers, most blogs are marked with icons to indicate their general topics.
|business, banking, tax, employment, franchising, bankruptcy|
|construction, land use, real estate|
|criminal law, law enforcement|
|food, beverage, and cannabis law|
|foreign or international law|
|intellectual property and technology|
|law practice, law office management|
|litigation, courts, personal injury|
|graphics by Mary Whisner|
Our first list was posted in early 2008. Since then, new blogs have sprung up and old blogs have changed name, moved to new sites, or gone out of existence. We've updated the guide from time to time, but many blogs stayed on the list even though no one was writing new posts. The only way to find out if a blog was active was to click through and look.
This list includes only blogs with at least one post in the six months before listing. A date at the end of an entry—e.g., [6/17]—indicates the last time we checked. When this version of the guide went live in June 2017, all the blogs got a [6/17] notation. Over time, we'll add new blogs and delete blogs when we find out that links no longer work. Different dates will show up.
We generally won't take the time to check all the blogs in the list, but when we do check an entry, we'll change the date.
Our goal is to list only active blogs.