Damon Key Attorney Blogs: Embracing New Media

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Mark Murakami

How much would it be worth to hear your lawyer think out loud in his area of expertise?

What if you could eavesdrop on six Damon Key attorneys for free? If this interests you, read on.

“Blog,” internet shorthand for “web log,” is a web page set up as a topical journal or newsletter, containing short articles (known as “posts”).

More timely than static web sites, blogs allow us to interact directly with our readers.

Blogs have matured from simple web diaries into the internet norm for delivering up-to-date news, commentary and analysis on a wide variety of subjects. CNN anchors and reporters have blogs. Sports stars and CEO’s have blogs. Even Oprah Winfrey has a blog.

Lawyers are no exception. In a law blog an attorney posts articles about his or her area of expertise and interest—these articles may provide in-depth summaries and analysis of recent cases or legislation, or may contain practical insight and commentary. Recent decisions not reported in the traditional media outlets may be posted. Most importantly, law blogs permit a direct view into the mind of the lawyer-author. As one blogger aptly observed, the main advantage of blogs authored by attorneys is they allow the reader to “overhear lawyers think.”

Damon Key Law Bloggers

Five Damon Key attorneys blog about their practices. Robert Thomas, Mark Murakami, Anna Oshiro, David McCauley, and Tred Eyerly publish blogs where you can find the latest news and articles about Land Use, Maritime, Construction, Immigration, Insurance, and Appellate law. Damon Key’s legal blogs are written and published directly by our attorneys, providing the reader a direct line to their thoughts on these subjects.

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Tred Eyerly

Damon Key is at the forefront of law blogging both locally and nationally; it is the only major Hawaii law firm that has taken to the new media and which recognizes the benefits of “social media” to our practice.

Hawaii Business magazine asked Damon Key attorney, Robert Thomas to write a short piece on blogging for small business.  You can view the pdf here.

In 2008, the Star-Bulletin’s Erika Engle’s TheBuzz column “Blogs are not just for venting anymore,” featured Damon Key’s law blogs and our attorney-bloggers. Read it here.

The five law blogs by Damon Key attorneys are:
  * inversecondemnation.com - Thomas’s blog on property rights, eminent domain, and Hawaii land use law
  * hawaiioceanlaw.com - Murakami’s blog about maritime and ocean law
  * Hawaiiconstructionlaw.com - Oshiro’s blog on all aspects of Construction law: defects, insurance, surety, and arbitration
  * hawaii-immigrationlawyer.com - McCauley’s blog on Immigration & Naturalization law.
  * insurancelawhawaii.com - where Eyerly blogs about legal topics relating to insurance law - selected as one of LexisNexis’ Top 50 Blogs for Insurance