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ISBA Launches Legal Blog Aggregation Site

Revamped “Illinois Lawyer Now” to highlight member blogs, ISBA content

The ISBA is excited to announce the launch of a new blog aggregation site, the newly minted Illinois Lawyer Now. Powered by LexBlog, the site hosts original ISBA substantive legal news, as well as content from members’ legal blogs. By aggregating ISBA and members’ legal blogs, Illinois Lawyer Now will be the preeminent site for up-to-date, Illinois-specific legal content.

Do you have a legal blog?

Legal blogs are eligible for inclusion if the author of the blog is an ISBA member or the blog is associated with a firm that employs at least one ISBA member. Members are invited to submit their blogs by filling out a short online form. After filling out the form, staff will verify that the blog meets the ISBA’s inclusion criteria, and if it does, the blog will be added to Illinois Lawyer Now and its content will automatically appear there whenever the blog is updated.

Benefits

Illinois Lawyer Now was launched with the sole aim of highlighting the excellent writing of ISBA members. While the average firm's legal blog is seen by only those who visit its website, inclusion on Illinois Lawyer Now will amplify the content’s exposure. Since the posts on Illinois Lawyer Now link back to the firm’s website, this will help to optimize the firm website’s search engine optimization. Additionally, LexBlog editors will be monitoring Illinois Lawyer Now to promote high-value, ISBA-member blog content on www.lexblog.com, and the editors of Fastcase, a legal research platform that ISBA provides to members, will also be pulling quality content into its legal research database.

Distribution

ISBA staff will be monitoring Illinois Lawyer Now to identify high-quality content for inclusion in the Illinois Lawyer Now Digest email that will be sent to all members every other Thursday afternoon. Members will receive the first edition of the Illinois Lawyer Now Digest email at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2.

Questions?

Contact Rhys Saunders, ISBA Media Manager.

Posted on May 1, 2019 by Rhys Saunders
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