Friday, December 21 is your last day to vote for your favorites in the annual ABA Journal Blawg 100.
Each year the ABA Journal selects what it believes to be the best 100 law blogs based on the information, insight, and commentary regularly shared by the blog’s publishers.
The Journal then asks the public to select their favorites in each of 14 categories; News/Analysis, Trial Practice, Business of Law, Niche, For Fun, IP Law, Careers/Law Schools, Labor & Employment, Criminal, Justice, Torts, Legal Technology, Courts, Corporate, and Legal Research/Writing.
If you haven’t voted already, please go here to vote.
And if you’d be so kind to consider casting your vote for the below members of LexBlog’s LXBN Network I’d appreciate it.
- Litigation & Trial by Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) of The Beasley Firm When a controversial subject hits the legal world, Philadelphia plaintiff’s trial lawyer Max Kennerly is always there to offer sharp and occasionally biting insight. Kennerly is adept in clearly presenting his own sharp opinions and curating those most relevant to the story from across the web.
- The Velvet Hammer by Karen Koehler (@k3VelvetHammer) of Stritmatter Kessler A personal injury lawyer’s blog unlike any other. Koehler, former President of the Washington State Trial Lawyers’ Association, gives an unique personal account on the life of a trial lawyer, with posts on everything from trial strategy to spending time with her two daughters.
- eLawyering by Richard Granat (@rgranat) of DirectLaw Virtual lawyering is growing exponentially more popular and Granat provides lawyers with a wealth of insight on tools and strategies to use, along with ones to avoid.
- China Law Blog by Dan Harris of Harris & Moure One of the most widely read law blog’s out there, Dan Harris’ niche publication is about as good as they come. The blog’s authors discuss all aspects of Chinese law and how it impacts companies there and in the States.
- CFPB Monitor from Ballard Spahr (@BallardSpahrLLP) Coordinating a multi-author blog at a large law firm is no easy feat, but the team of lawyers at Ballard Spahr pulls it off superbly in tracking the everyday machinations of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- FMLA Insights from Jeff Nowak (@jeffreysnowak) of Franczek Radelet Gaining traction in the employment law blogosphere isn’t easy, because there are an almost-overwhelming number of strong publications already out there. Nowak has done an exceptional job gaining an audience by focusing exclusively on Family and Medical Leave Act, offering commentary on its developing implementation and answering questions of importance to employers and employees.
- Connecticut Employment Law Blog by Daniel Schwartz (@danielschwartz) of Pullman & Comley Sure to come up on any list of the best legal blogs out there—particularly in the thriving employment law community—Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog is constantly evolving to address issues impacting the modern workplace.
- The D&O Diary by Kevin LaCroix (@kevinlacroix) of RT ProExec When considering Kevin LaCroix’s D&O Diary, the first thing that comes to mind is “How in the world can he write so much?” The longtime blogger knocks out thousand-word posts (and sometimes multiple) almost every single day as opines on stories important to corporate executives.
- Delaware Corporate & Commercial Litigation Blog from Francis Pileggi (@fpileggi) of Eckert Seamans Pileggi’s publication has been online now for more than seven years as he offers commentary, primarily, on the Chancery Court of Delaware. Pileggi has said his blogging keeps him up-to-date, which is ironic, because the Court’s judges have said it does the same thing for them.
- Real Lawyers Have Blogs by yours truly of LexBlog. I’m humbled to be included by the ABA Journal in their top 100 and to have the honor of my company serving the above nine. I won’t go so far as to say I’d like to win a Blawg 100 before I die because I am not sure I will. Maybe in another 10 years the ABA Journal, like the Baseball Hall of Fame, will have a Veteran’s Committee ballot representing law blogs which started in the Golden Era of blogging and I’ll get in as a winner that way.
Congrats to all of the other 90 law blogs selected for the Blawg 100. A job well done. You’re doing the legal profession proud.
A special thanks and Merry Christmas to Molly McDonough (@Molly_McDonough), Deputy Managing Editor, ABA Journal, and her team for the work they do to maintain the ABA Journal’s Law Blog Directory and run the Blawg 100 awards, year after year.