December 2009 Issue
Welcome to the third annual ABA Journal Blawg 100—the best legal blogs as selected by the Journal’s editors. This year we did something even more blog-like. We asked our readers to help us find blawgs worthy of note.
We called it our Blawg Amici and we asked law blog readers to make the case for their favorite law blog, keeping their friend-of-the-blawg briefs to 500 characters or less. We were pleased with the contributions, many of which you’ll see scattered throughout this year’s list.
Our readers even clued us in to a few law blogs we’d never seen before. You’ll find them among the 40 blawgs completely new to our list this year. Those that didn’t make the top 100 are now cataloged in our online Blawg Directory alongside more than 2,500 other law blogs.
And this being the year of Twitter, we’ve also included for the first time Twitter handles for those who have them. According to an October report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, an impressive 19 percent of Internet users now utilize a form of status update like Twitter. More than 70 of our top blawggers use Twitter.
Again this year, you can go vote for your favorite in each of our 10 categories. We’ll be counting votes Dec. 1-31. The winners will be announced in the February edition of the Journal.
Meet our final three innovators who are reshaping the profession.
When it comes to potential ethics or malpractice hazards, watch where you’re going, or look out below.