netLaw 101: Web Development at Alston & Bird

Ways to Contact Alston & Bird on the Web:

(phone) by office (+1)

(e-mail)  firstname dot lastname at alston dot com (+1)

(home page) http://www.alston.com (+1)

How Alston & Bird Interacts On the Web:

(profiles)

- LinkedIn (+1)

- Facebook

- Jigsaw (+1)

- Martindale (+1)

(blog)

Official blogs

- Financial Markets Crisis Blog (+1)

- Securities Litigation Blog (+1)

- Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog (+1)

- Twitter: http://twitter.com/AlstonBird (no updates, no points (as of March 5, 2009)).

At Alston, blogs seem to be based by practice group.  While we hate to be nitpickers, especially because Alston is the first firm with a number of blogs, the url of the blogs are not uniform.  Therefore, may not be a firm-wide effort.  On the other hand, the blogs are easy to find via the firm’s homepage.  Something that may or may not be worth commenting on is the substantive topics for the three blogs: are these “fads?” or are these (topics and blogs) here to stay?

(podcast)

Official podcasts (none)

Official webinars (+1)

The firm does host official firm webinars but these are a little bit more difficult to find.  We found a few by google searching Alston & Bird and webinar.  For this webinar, people had to contact the firm in order to register (i.e. people could not register online).

How Alston & Bird Interacts With the Web:

(creation)

- The Financial Markets Crisis Blog seems to be created directly from the firm’s server. (+1)

- The Securities Litigation Blog seems to be created directly from the firm’s server. (+1)

- The Climate Chance and Carbon Management Blog seems to be created directly from the firm’s server. (+1)

(interpretation)

- The Financial Markets Crisis Blog may track site visits through the firm’s server but it does not use external sources such as sitemeter or google analytics.  In addition, the blog does not use feedburner to track feed subscriptions. (+1)

- The Securities Litigation Blog may track site visits through the firm’s server but it does not use external sources such as sitemeter or google analytics.  In addition, the blog does not use feedburner to track feed subscriptions. (+1)

- The Climate Chance and Carbon Management Blog may track site visits through the firm’s server but it does not use external sources such as sitemeter or google analytics.  In addition, the blog does not use feedburner to track feed subscriptions. (+1)

(domain/hosting)

- The Financial Markets Crisis Blog seems to be hosted on Alston’s server and uses an official Alston domain. (+1)

- The Securities Litigation Blog seems to be hosted on Alston’s server and uses an official Alston subdomain. (+1)

- The Climate Chance and Carbon Management Blog seems to be hosted on Alston’s server and uses an official Alston subdomain. (+1)

BigLaw Tech Score: 19 points

For an explanation of the BigLaw Tech Score, see this post.