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December 2007 Issue

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Cover Story

ABA Journal Blawg 100

When we set out to name the ABA Journal’s inaugural Blawg 100, we knew we were up for a challenge. There are between 2,000 and 3,000 legal blogs—what we call blawgs. How many of those are worth a click? Turns out, quite a few.

The trick is fitting them neatly into a category. By their very nature, bloggers defy categorization. What in one week is a blog devoted to the black-letter practice of law is the next week a heartwarming chronicle of a baby’s first steps or a devastating battle with cancer.

Our Blawg 100 bloggers fill their posts with chatter about work, gossip, helping hands, frustration, love, rage and pleas for justice.

There is no end to advice (lots of it useful), tips (many of them helpful) and opinion (goes without saying). And there are volumes, we repeat, volumes of cautionary tales.

Feature Section

    A Conspiracy of One

    After months of planning, hoping and hand-wringing, Michael Grossman is ready to start his new life as a solo practitioner.

    ForeBlawggers

    Seven lawyers who started the blawg revolution.

    Motormouth

    Geoffrey Fieger’s fiery tongue has earned him millions. Now it could cost the Detroit Lawyer his career.

ABA Connection

The IRS Gets Less Charitable

New tax rules for charitable deductions create hurdles to taxpayer philanthropy.

McElhaney on Litigation

The Real Witness

Corner Office

Have Law, Will Travel

Solo Network

Starting Strong

Career Audit

A Word To The Wise

Report from Governmental Affairs

Getting Out—and Staying Out

Precedents

December 5, 1933

Letters to the Editor

Disquiet on the Outsourcing Front