Kevin O'Keefe, LexBlog

Kevin O'Keefe

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Seattle, WA, United States

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Recent:
  • LexBlog
  • Kevin O'Keefe
Past:
  • Above the Law
  • Storify

Recent articles by Kevin:

My Oh My, What Sixteen Years Of Blogging Has Brought

“Law blogs? They’re a fad like Bezos and the Segway. We’ll go broke.” That was my son Colin’s response when I walked in from my desk in the garage and announced over the family dinner table what we’re going to do. We’re go to start a company doing blogs for lawyers. That was almost sixteen … → Read More

Lawyers Should Not Fear Giving Away Information In a Blog

A jewelry artist with an online store shared on Reddit that she was considering launching a blog to drive business. She could think of “a lot” of → Read More

Legal Blogging Book, Forty-Five Chapters (or so) Long

I’m sharing below the table of contents, if you will, of a guide to legal blogging. I welcome your input on what I’m missing. Why a guide to legal → Read More

Legal Blogging Monetizes Individuality For Lawyers

I was struck reading Li Jin’s recent piece on the passion economy being the future of work by how much the concept applies to lawyers and blogging. Jin, → Read More

Legal Blogging In 280 Characters

Legal bloggers can blog on Twitter in 280 characters - and blog effectively. When Twitter was launched, blog publishers often described it as → Read More

Failing Technology a Reason For Some Bar Association Declines

The New York Law Journal’s Susan DeSantis reports that it’s survival of the fittest as membership declines in bar associations. In New York, State Bar → Read More

Blogging Makes You a Better Lawyer

LexBlog’s associate editor, Melissa Lin, shared on Twitter a blog post of mine on some of the reasons that lawyers blog - to learn, to join a conversation → Read More

Connecting Lawyers With People, For Good

On today’s anniversary of 9/11, I couldn’t help but to think back on twenty years ago. I draw inspiration from the challenges and adversity we face as a → Read More

Legal Blogging Community, What’s Entailed?

I recently blogged about the concept of a legal blogging community, something that existed in the early days of blogging Readers saw my post as a yearning → Read More

Intimidated in Your Law Blogging? Get Vulnerable

I was exchanging notes with a professional in the marketing, communications and publishing field who’s carved out a national reputation for her work. → Read More

No Paper, Digital Only, May Be One Way To Save Newspapers

As painful as it may be, and with the move comes declining ad revenue, eliminating a print edition may be the long term answer for most newspapers. → Read More

Lawyers Need To Be Using Twitter For When They Are Recognized

Reading a post from Ms. JD’s Sonya Rahders announcing the winners of the 2019 Public Interest Scholarship Competition, I wanted to give a shout out to the → Read More

Lawyers Need To Be Using Twitter For When They Are Recognized

Reading a post from Ms. JD’s Sonya Rahders announcing the winners of the 2019 Public Interest Scholarship Competition, I wanted to give a shout out to the law student winners and Ms JD for recognizing women in this regard. After all, the passion and commitment to public interest careers of these four scholarship recipients topped a large pool of … → Read More

Blogging Lawyers Can Learn From 97-Year Old Seattle Blogger

What can legal bloggers and other professionals learn from a 97-year old retired nurse who recently took up blogging? Plenty. After leaving the UW School → Read More

Medium's Paywall Ends Distribution of Content For Legal Professionals

A number of legal professionals use the on-line publishing platform, Medium, for the publishing of their articles. Many are attracted by the distrubution → Read More

Blog For You

Jeffery Zeldman, one one of the country's leading web designers, wrote this morning about continuing to learn, and in the process nailed what I see → Read More

Think How Big the Legal Market Could Be if Lawyers Connected With People

My friend and CEO of Clio, Jack Newton put up the above slide in a presentation at the DC Bar’s Practice 360 conference on Friday. The Bar thought it → Read More

Legal Tech Needs Open Online Community With Company Leaders’ Participation

Northwestern Law Professor and widely respected author and speaker on legal tech and innovation, Dan Linna, told the UK’s Law Gazette that the lack of → Read More

Lawyers and Twitter: Six Ways To Make People Like You

I use Twitter more to give shout outs to the good stuff being done by others than to broadcast about LexBlog and our doings. I've always had a hard time → Read More

Lawyers and Twitter: Six Ways To Make People Like You

I use Twitter more to give shout outs to the good stuff being done by others than to broadcast about LexBlog and our doings. I’ve always had a hard time believing I did something that qualified for bragging. Maybe that’s my Irish Catholic roots and my being an entrepreneur my whole life — nothing’s ever … → Read More