October 1, 2023


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Substack for Lawyers, What’s the Attraction?

Bob Ambrogi has a actual awesome piece this morning on “The Lawyers of Substack.”

As early adopters of digital publishing in the law turned to blogging, some thing we have witnessed explode more than the last ten years, some authorized publishers are turning to Substack.

Substack is an on the net platform that provides publishing, payment, analytics, and design and style infrastructure to support subscription newsletters.

Between the authorized Substack people Ambrogi highlights are attorneys and vocation authorized journalists, David Lat and Jason Tashea, whom I’ve been reading on Substack.

Lat handles functions and developments in the law. As I have outlined ahead of relating to Substack, Lat is likely to return to the heights of authorized journalism – masking the Supreme Court and more. He launched 1 of the very first greatly examine weblogs, Underneath Their Robes, as properly as the granddaddy of authorized weblogs, Previously mentioned the Law.

Being equipped to cost a 5 dollars a thirty day period, Lat could turn this in to lucrative offer. I’d instead examine Lat than identical coverage from ALM or Law360.

Jason Tashea handles entry to authorized tech as it relates to entry to justice issues, and does a heck of a career at it. There is no greater human being masking the place than Tashea, a authorized tech entrepreneur and former report for the ABA Journal.

I have commented on Substack and authorized publishing ahead of, but after reading Ambrogi’s write-up I asked some teammates their feelings on Substack. Our speedy choose:

  • Substack is meant to be a platform for people to make money from their content material by way of subscribers. That is how they, Substack, make money. Most authorized bloggers make money by way of their law observe.
  • Substack has an effortless to use and awesome searching interface for publishing.
  • A huge explanation Substack is going through some success is that they are set up so that their publications emulate what produced early weblogs so profitable: they protect a narrow specialized niche and they are generally authored by a single personality—and people are drawn to that human being/personality.
  • The novelty of a new platform will attract attorneys and corporations, even though corporations might wrestle with success as group publishers.
  • Total textual content publication compared to excerpts which some corporations mistakenly select to to go with on site posts based on the belief that traffic to their site is more significant than reader comfort and loyalty.
  • By charging a subscription on Substack (optional) you might be putting your content material powering a paywall and building it irrelevant as much as evolution of the law.

Colin O’Keefe, who prospects our publishing group, shared his feelings on Substack, specifically, in a site write-up last drop.

Read Ambrogi’s write-up, if you have not currently to find out more about the attorneys on Substack and what they are doing. Possibly, like them, there will be some thing in Substack for you.