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Monday, February 10, 2014

Courts - "Michelle Olsen: The Supreme Court’s Social Media Maven"

A great article this evening in Ms. JD, written by Julie Silverbrook, about how Michelle Olsen "left her job as a staff attorney with Jones Day’s appellate team in Washington, D.C., to search for new career opportunities."

Michelle's blog, Appellate Daily, notes that "She launched the Appellate Daily blog in May 2010 and its companion Twitter feed in June 2010."

As the story tonight details:

The week her first post went live, SCOTUSblog, which many, including myself, view as the preeminent law blog, linked to Michelle’s writing. From that moment on, Michelle’s blog and, later, Twitter feed were considered one of the most reliable sources for judges, appellate attorneys, legal journalists, government leaders, law schools, and others with a passion for appellate law.

Shortly after Appellate Daily launched, Tony Mauro of the National Law Journal reached out to Michelle first to profile her in a piece titled: “Courtside: An Appealing Alternative to Practice,” and then to bring her on as a freelance Supreme Court columnist with the National Law Journal.

As Michelle continued to write pieces for the National Law Journal, she moved from blogging every day to using Twitter almost exclusively as a way of effectively tracking and sharing information about appeals and appellate issues. On her blog, you can now find a reprint of her National Law Journal columns, which are always informative, entertaining, and well written. On her Twitter feed, you can find everything you need to know about appellate law and the Supreme Court.

Michelle's Twitter feed, which the ILB follows closely, is @AppellateDaily.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 10, 2014 07:50 PM
Posted to Courts in general