The 2009 ABA Journal Blawg 100

These are the 100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal.

Welcome to the third annual ABA Journal Blawg 100 - the best legal blogs as selected by the Journal's editors.

Our readers clued us in to a few law blogs we'd never seen before, and you'll find them among the 40 blawgs that are new to our list this year.

For a list of all 100 blawgs, complete with their companion Twitter feeds and extra quick takes, click here.

Readers who registered with ABAJournal.com were able to pick up to 10 favorite blawgs in the 10 categories below.


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Ms.JD

Despite advances, female lawyers face unique challenges in getting ahead in the profession, particularly women of color. Founded seven years ago by a group of female law students, Ms. JD continues to be a place where law students and recent grads can go to find inspiration from successful women in the field. The blog (affiliated with the National Women Law Students' Organization) contains a wealth of practical tips on financing a legal education and launching a professional career.

 

55
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The Jobless Lawyer

It’s not that we don’t want this anonymous blogger to find a job—but we’re glad he used the time on his hands to create this sleek, entertaining blog.

 

51
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Lawyerist

Check in with this blog every weekday and you won't regret it. Regular contributors write very specific and conversational posts about running a law practice, legal writing, legal ethics or whatever is buzzing around the legal blogosphere at the moment. It also curates great contributed posts from other bloggers who have Lawyerist-worthy topics to write about.

 

49
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Law21

The 21st century has been tough on traditional legal business models, and it's widely felt that law firms need to innovate or die. But what, exactly, do these lawyers have to do? And why aren't they doing it? Canadian management consultant Jordan Furlong tackles these questions at his blog and in a new e-book: Evolutionary Road: A Strategic Guide to Your Law Firm's Future. Some interesting posts from this year look at how law firms' values and culture contribute to their woes.