Best legal Twitter accounts of 2018
If Twitter is the tool to tweak the world’s conversation, the top tweeters in the Web 100 are strong talkers of few words. These 15 newcomers, plus 10 from the 2017 list, run the gamut from nonprofits to profs to legal tech entrepreneurs.
ABA Center for Innovation (@ABAInnovation)
NEW: The center encourages, supports and drives innovation in the legal profession and justice system.
American Bar Association (@ABAesq)
The American Bar Association provides resources for lawyers and judges, and it works to improve the legal system for the public. This feed covers the ABA’s projects and more.
Alma Asay (@AlmaAsay)
NEW: This 2017 ABA Journal Legal Rebel founded legal tech startup Allegory Law. She’s now chief innovation officer, legal solutions at Integreon, which acquired Allegory last year.
Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD)
NEW: She’s president and executive director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
A Crime a Day (@CrimeADay)
NEW: “In 1982, the [Department of Justice] attempted to count the total number of federal crimes,” (@CrimeADay says on its Twitter home page. “The [Wall Street Journal] said ‘Since then, no one has tried anything nearly as extensive.’ ” This feed has tweeted one federal crime every day since July 2014.
He is a Dallas-based attorney and the author of The Addicted Lawyer and Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder. He is also a speaker on addiction and recovery in the legal profession.
He is chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia. In 2019, Dillard will co-teach Georgia appellate practice at Mercer University School of Law.
Carolyn Elefant (@carolynelefant)
She is an energy and eminent domain attorney based in Washington, D.C., who blogs at MyShingle and Above the Law about solo and small-firm practice.
D. Casey Flaherty (@DCaseyF)
NEW: He is a legal operations consultant, creator of the Service Delivery Review and Legal Tech Assessment, a principal at Procertas and a 2013 Legal Rebel.
The Florida Bar (@TheFlaBar)
The official Twitter account of the Florida Bar covers association news—and has a little fun.
John E. Grant (@JEGrant3)
NEW: He’s a legal operations consultant and founder of the Agile Attorney Network.
Josh King (@joshuamking)
He is general counsel at Seattle-based RealSelf, a cosmetic surgery reviews site, and he was chief legal officer of Avvo until its acquisition by Internet Brands closed in April.
Chad Burton is the CEO of CuroLegal and co-founder of Modern Law Practice, firms focused on developing technology to reduce the access-to-justice gap and modernize delivery of legal services. He serves on the governing board for the ABA Center for Innovation.
Vanessa Butnick Davis is vice president of research and product development at LegalZoom.com. She serves on the advisory boards of PactSafe and Evolve the Law and as a mentor for Law Without Walls. She was named one of the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center’s Women of Legal Tech 2018.
Elizabeth T. “Eli” Edwards is the emerging technologies research librarian at Santa Clara University School of Law.