This week, directly in line with my session at BlogHer '08 and some of the discussion about co-blogging, there is another great resource for co-bloggers (all of you that are coming up with great collaborative ideas at BlogHer'08 - this means you!):
- Citizen Media Law Project (one of the great blog law resources I listed in my BlogHer session notes) discusses co-blogging and a model blog operating agreement for an LLC (limited liability company). The agreement itself can be found here on Concurring Opinions. This is a very simple agreement and is based on forming a "virtual company," which I referenced in last week's Weekly Whereas. (Note that I am not endorsing the agreement, but do provide it as a reference for anyone who is interested in which this could look like.)
And then some work-life balance stuff for lawyers (we all hope):
- Craig Johnson, former head of Venture Law Group (I met him when I was in law school at their height of the dot com boom), has started a new "virtual law firm" called (predictably) Virtual Law Partners, LLP. I have worked on my own virtually (without an office...although I think I will be securing a small space next week, a big change for me...more on that later) for over 4 years now, along with many others. But to see a firm do this will be interesting. I like the idea of having a built-in network for learning, which I do sometime miss being on my own. At the same time, I want control of my business, so find working solo to be best from that perspective. I love the work-life balance that VLP is aiming for here - I hope to see this trend continue. Especially for women lawyers this is really key. See Darling Hill's write up about VLP here.