While many of our members are enjoying their summers going on
family vacations and taking time to relax, the BBA has been hard at
work on its new website, which has been in the works for more than a
year and is scheduled to go live this fall. BBA Week was
curious which websites are the first ones our members check when
they go online, so we asked:
"What are your "go to" websites?
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John E. Alessi - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher
& Flom LLP
"I like to hop around on a number
of web sites, particularly on my morning commute. Most
often it's ESPN and Boston.com first for local
news and sports. Sometimes I'll check in on Facebook and Google+
to see what friends are up to. I try not to hit too many
news sites in the morning, as I am one of the few dinosaurs
that still carries a newspaper and a library book."
Timothy M. Murphy - Sunstein Kann Murphy &
"If I don't already have anything
planned for lunch, I check the BBA's website to see if
the BBA is hosting any brown bag lunches that I'm interested
in. The BBA's brown bag lunches provide lively
discussions of interesting topics, and they are a good way to
meet fellow members of the bar. And they're free!
Walking up to the BBA and attending a brown bag lunch is great
way to spend lunchtime and a great reason to get out of the
Ruth Checketts – Attorney at Law
day (often multiple times a day) I'm on nytimes.com, economist.com, elpais.com and lds.org.
I love reading the news and knowing what's going on in the
country and around the world. The New York Times fills
me in on the general news and some fun side stories. The
Economist offers a different perspective and different style
of writing; I also love their daily graph so I try to make
sure I see it every day.
El Pais (one of Spain's premier newspaper) offers yet
another perspective and also helps me keep tabs on Spain;
that's important to me because I'm a fellow, responsible for
monitoring Spain, for the International Center for Law &
Finally, I go to lds.org because I like to see what videos
and short articles they have up for the day. I always find
something that offers some guidance, a focus for the day, and
that instills a sense of peace (much needed after all that
Kenneth Y. Lee - Eckert Seamans Cherin &
"To stay informed, I stick to basic
news sites, primarily
cnn.com and boston.com. I also
visit my college's online newspaper, www.thedartmouth.com,
if only to feel older and grayer with each passing
Douglas R. Tillberg - Griesinger, Tighe &
"In addition to the obvious, UniversalHub.com ('All
Boston, all the time'), which is a local blog and news
aggregator. So many interesting things going on in the
Hub, it turns out."