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Dykema Litigator’s Blog—At Counsel Table—Named to ABA Journal’s 6th Annual Blawg 100

Alex Craigie Serves Up Practical Advice with Wit and Whimsy

November 28, 2012

At Counsel Table: The Craft and Business of the Courtroom Lawyer, a blog authored by Dykema member, Alex Craigie, has been named to the ABA Journal’s 6th Annual Blawg 100. This list, chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal, recognizes the 100 best blogs directed to a legal audience.

Craigie, who launched At Counsel Table in May 2012, writes for attorneys—both experienced and new—sharing his perspectives on a wide variety of themes that range from litigator-specific subjects (such as “Discovery”, "Evidence”, “Oral Argument” and “Privilege and Confidentiality”) to business development skills (“Developing Clients”, “The Business of Practicing Law” and “Writing”).

“What I enjoy most about blogging,” says Craigie, “is that it’s a great creative outlet. It marries my appreciation for litigation that’s practiced ethically and well, with my interest in the business side of our profession.”

When asked the secret to creating a blog that others appreciate, Craigie offers three tips: “Keep it interesting, keep it fresh, keep it fun!” He practices what he preaches: averaging 12 posts a month (and rarely going more than three days between posts), Craigie takes special delight in crafting headlines that invite readership. Among his favorite headlines: “Objection! I’m out of Post-It Notes” (based on a real-life situation in which Craigie observed opposing counsel passing notes to-and-from his client during a deposition). While the headline may be fanciful, the subject is serious. Craigie states that these written notes “could have included substantive information, substituting the lawyer’s own memory for that of his client.

To read the latest entry in At Counsel Table, click here