The 2010 ABA Journal Blawg 100
These are this year’s 100 best legal blogs, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal.
Welcome to the fourth annual ABA Journal Blawg 100—the best legal blogs as selected by the Journal's editors.
Each year, we scour the Web to bring you the best and brightest law bloggers in a variety of categories, and this year is no different.
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- Court Watch
- Law Biz
- Law Prof Plus
- In Labor
- IP Law
- Criminal Justice
- For Fun
- Legal Tech
In Labor: A few of these labor law blogs were on last year’s list as well, but not all in the same category. This year we wanted to be sure to spotlight this practice area.
A reader favorite, Dallas lawyer Michael P. Maslanka consistently produces thoughtful, insightful pieces breaking down recent cases and discussing employment law issues in the news for a blog hosted by Texas Lawyer.
Delaware's corporate-friendly laws and chancery courts mean that a large number of the nation's corporations keep their headquarters there. Corporate lawyers ignore Delaware courts at their peril, and the Delaware Employment Law Blog by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor is a useful primer on the latest news to come out of the state's courts.
While lawyer Russell Beck covers other labor law issues, most posts address the law surrounding noncompete agreements. Beck has charted out the state-by-state variations in noncompete law, and he’s made the chart (PDF) available on his blog and firm website.
HALL OF FAME Why are we featuring an employment law blog for Connecticut and not a state with a higher population? Because Hartford-based blogger (and '09 Legal Rebel) Daniel Schwartz consistently impresses us with concise and incisive analysis of the latest cases and issues to arise in employment law, although occasionally venturing into more lighthearted territory. ("Ten of the Best Workplace Songs for Labor Day," for example.)
Cleveland attorney Jon Hyman's blog provides practical guidelines for employers in labor and employment disputes. What sets his blog apart in our eyes from the cavalcade of other L&E blogs out there is the frank and conversational style of the writing, the frequency with which he posts, and the quality of his analysis. We are quite fond of his weekly Friday roundups, "What I Read This Week," a feature that should celebrate its 300th edition this month.