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
Legal Tech: These bloggers are serious about technology and its impact on the legal profession..
“This blog provides great tips, as well as great reviews of trends, hardware and software affecting portability in a law practice.” —Jud Barce of Barce & Reece in Fowler, Ind.
We value Joshua Gilliland’s Bow Tie Law blog—an exhaustive look at e-discovery issues—for being on the cutting edge of evidentiary news, and for explaining the nuts and bolts in a clear and concise manner. This attorney from Santa Clara, Calif., is also quite the snazzy dresser.
No time to evaluate all the latest platforms geared toward practitioners? No worries. Bob Ambrogi has it covered at LawSites, where he test-drives the latest releases—from new law- and law practice-related apps to new e-tools for legal research, billing and document management. Reviews cover ease of use, usefulness, functionality and cost. But his blog isn’t only about technology. Ambrogi of Rockport, Mass., cross-posted his popular Lawyer2Lawyer podcast on the blog and keeps his readers up on news about ethical implications for lawyers’ use of technology. (Editors' note: The Oct. 31 Lawyer2Lawyer podcast was the final one.)
New Web business models and business practices as they relate to social media are raising new legal questions all the time, and Santa Clara University law prof Eric Goldman and Seattle lawyer Venkat Balasubramani are on the case. They analyze recent Internet law rulings—over criminal liability for what’s posted online, consumer data breaches, online terms-of-service issues and more—while always keeping opinions in similar cases in their rearview and noting conflicts in the jurisprudence.
Tablet Legal is where lawyer Josh Barrett is pushing his Apple iPad to the limit, exploring and reviewing new applications—sometimes by request—and finding ways to integrate the device into his law practice.
Are you an Android power user? Then this St. Petersburg, Fla., solo’s blog is for you. Rick Georges puts up one or two brief but substantive posts a day, alternating between content related to Droid apps and other software, and op-eds on law practice issues.
“Information security is the ultimate game of Whac-a-Mole,” Sensei Enterprises’ Sharon Nelson wrote at her blog. “One whacked, and three pop up.” Nelson’s posts cover privacy and security risks that new technologies can pose to you and your clients, as well as how companies are combating them. The Fairfax, Va.-based president of Sensei also writes about the latest e-discovery tools and how one should choose an e-discovery provider. Posts are short and to the point—nothing you couldn’t read on your phone (though be wary of the security of mobile wireless hot spots).
Strategic Legal Technology’s Ron Friedmann covers “project management, legal outsourcing and legal innovation in a way that makes you contemplate what is happening in the industry and what we need to do to keep our competitive edge." —Greg Lambert, 3 Geeks and a Law Blog
At e-Discovery Insights, onetime IT exec Perry Segal has a platform to explore e-discovery from soup to nuts. He takes a lighthearted approach to an undeniably dry subject and often mixes things up by veering off into posts about his latest trial and musings about e-discovery issues in the news.