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FindLaw's Circuit Blogs Bring News, Updates, a Little Humor

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By Laura Strachan, Esq. on June 11, 2013 12:58 PM

Want to know what's happening in your neck of the woods? There's a blog for that. Our circuit-based blogs are designed to provide our legal professional readers with everything from current case law to judicial happenings in a easy to read and share format!

Here's what you need to know about FindLaw's circuit-based blogs:

  • Each of our fifteen circuit-based blogs is written by attorneys, for attorneys.
  • Posted multiple times per week, our team of writers and editors only choose topics that they believe will be of interest to you.
  • We even try to match the writer to the jurisdiction (when possible) to make the posts as personalized with insider knowledge as possible.
  • Let's face it -- a lot of the opinions and news that come out of each jurisdiction can be a little dry. We make sure that our posts are not only relevant and easy to ready, but also entertaining.

Here's what Senior Legal Professional Writer Willie Peacock has to say about the team's approach to writing circuit blogs: "What we try to do with most of the Circuit Blog posts is to take painfully long judicial opinions, strip out the filler, minor points and unsubstantial issues and provide just the bare essentials of the case -- with as much sarcasm and humor as is possible in a 500-word post." Or put differently, "think headnotes with style."

Because the truth is, many lawyers, law students and just plain curious individuals read our Circuit Blogs for this very reason: because they don't have the time (or interest) in reading in each and every appellate court opinion. Writing an entertaining analysis of a legal opinion or news event is a skill our writers and editor have down to a science.

If you haven't already, we hope you will start enjoying all the humor and insight these blogs bring on a daily basis soon!

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