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50 Twitter Accounts Lawyers Should Follow Religiously (Part I)

The title says it all. If you're new to Twitter, or you're getting bored with your current feed, this is the list you need: Fifty accounts, covering the Supreme Court, legal news, law and technology, humor, and other blawging topics.

What are the ground rules for the list? No multiples from the same company, unless they are cover completely different topics. General legal topics get the nod over specialized accounts. Also, this list is based on my opinions and an informal straw poll. That means I forgot you. I apologize. Please don't rage tweet me.

You'll also notice that there are only 30 handles on this list. Want to be on Part II and help me round out the top 50? Tweet me, the curator of the list, or FindLaw for Legal Professionals, the corporate veil who sits next to me.

Legal News

Reuters Legal‏ @ReutersLegal

Our corporate cousin, Reuters, has a dedicated legal news feed that beats their rival, AP Courtside, merely by actually tweeting. Yeah, AP. I noticed your silence.

Bloomberg Law‏ @BloombergLaw

Another great legal news service. Their videos on odd legal topics, like Judge Learned Hand's folk song or legal facial hair are especially well done.

The Am Law Daily‏ @AmLawDaily

ALM has been around forever, covers every conceivable legal topic, and has dedicated Twitter feeds to cover your needs (litigation, corporate counsel, etc.). This is the general feed.

ABA Journal @ABAJournal

It's the ABA Journal. You got the magazine when you first passed the bar (or when you renewed your ABA membership), they throw great parties, and their blog isn't half bad either.

Supreme Court

Jeffrey Toobin ‏@JeffreyToobin

He writes about the Court for The New Yorker. He also wrote one of my all-time favorites: "The Nine." This one is a no-brainer.

Arthur Lien ‏@Courtartist

Ever see one of those hilarious courtroom sketches of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg? That's him.

Oyez @oyez

The Chicago-Kent SCOTUS archive doesn't just cover the past.

SCOTUSblog @SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog is widely regarded as the top source for Supreme Court coverage, and their Twitter account is hilariously sarcastic.

Humor

Supreme Court Haiku‏ @SupremeHaiku

Supreme Court opinions, in 5-7-5 poetry, means hilarity.

Lawyer Cat @Lawyerkitty

A hilarious lawyer who doesn't take himself too seriously.

Lawyer Thoughts @lawyerthoughts

Read his bio. Who knew there were so many funny lawyers?

LawSchoolHumor @LawSchoolHumor

The truth about law school, in short quips.

Above the Law @atlblog

The legal tabloid. What lawyer just turned to prostitution to pay the bills (besides me)? And what judge showed his naughty bits in an adult magazine? Is your BigLaw firm headed for bankruptcy? All the questions you need answered NOW.

Bitter Lawyer‏ @BitterLawyer

A Lawyerist blog, it's an exception to the "no duplicates" rule because it is (a) funny and (b) distinct from the mothership.

Popehat ‏@Popehat

A rare combination of humor and intelligent legal analysis. Yes, it does exist.

Tech

EFF @EFF

They're fighting for our civil liberties. No biggie.

Joshua Lenon ‏@JoshuaLenon

My boss recommended this one. He (understandably) tweets a lot about Clio, but also covers anything law+tech.

Bob Ambrogi ‏@bobambrogi

Ambrogi's Law Sites is a law blog legend. His Twitter ain't half bad either.

General Blogs and Blawgs

Corporette @Corporette

The ladies around the office love Corporette, which is a fashion and lifestyle blog for female lawyers, bankers, MBAs, and other professionals.

William Peacock, Esq @PeacockEsq

Some guy who writes for FindLaw. What, you think I'd leave myself off the list?

Alison Frankel @AlisonFrankel

Writes for our corporate cousin's On The Case blog. Brilliant analysis of current events.

FindLawLP ‏@FindLawLP

Us. We blog about everything legal: news from the federal circuits, practice tips for new, seasoned, solo, and corporate attorneys, legal tech, and of course, the Supreme Court.

Attorney at Work @attnyatwork

Another recommendation from the boss, I definitely appreciate that this account posts only one tweet per day, and that tweet is almost always a great read. Quality > quantity.

Legal Current @legalcurrent

No, I'm not quite breaking the duplicates rule here. ThomsonReuters' Legal Current blog is directed at the business and practice of law, rather than current events.

Volokh Conspiracy ‏@VolokhC

A legend of the blawgosphere, VC's twitter mostly just broadcasts their posts. We're okay with that.

Bryan A. Garner @BryanAGarner

Legal writing tips. I have much to learn.

Ms. JD‏ @msjdtweets

Ladies and the law. Again, though the target audience is the ladies, the practical tips are great for all students and recent grads.

InsideCounsel @InsideCounsel

One of the rare blogs dedicated to in house attorneys, besides our own, of course.

WSJ Law Blog @WSJlawblog

The Wall Street Journal's law blog. Nuff said. Occasionally tweets behind-the-pay-wall content.

Lawyerist.com @lawyerist

Sam Glover's survival guide for lawyers. A must-follow, must-read.

One last time: if we missed you, tweet (and/or follow) us on Twitter.

Updated, January 22, 2014: Read Part II of the series here!

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