The American Bar Association has begun the process to select this year’s Top 100 Blawgs (or law blogs). Their announcement follows:
Blawg 100 Amici
We’re working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d like your advice on which blogs you think we should include.
Use the form below to tell us about a blog—not your own—that you read regularly and think other lawyers should know about. If there is more than one blog you want to support, feel free to send us additional amici through the form. We may include some of the best comments in our Blawg 100 coverage. But keep your remarks pithy—you have a 500-character limit.
Friend-of-the-blawg briefs are due no later than Aug. 9, 2013.
About Blawg 100 Amici
Bloggers, by all means tell your readers about Blawg 100 Amici and invite them to send us messages on behalf of your blawg.
But please know that we discourage amici from:
• Bloggers who nominate their own blogs or nominate blogs to which they have previously contributed posts.
• Employees of law firms who nominate blogs written by their co-workers.
• Public relations professionals in the employ of lawyers or law firms who nominate their clients’ blogs.
• Pairs of bloggers who have clearly entered into a quid pro quo agreement to nominate each other.
There is no specific criteria that a blogger can meet to be guaranteed a spot on the Blawg 100. And we think our list would suffer if there were. A blog’s whole can be greater than the sum of its parts, and a blog that never fails to post that daily update, has a beautiful design and an unwavering topical focus can very often have less of an impact than another blog that is less consistent on all fronts.
That said, please keep these criteria in mind when submitting Blawg 100 amici:
• We’re primarily interested in blogs in which the author is recognizable as someone working in a legal field or studying law in the vast majority of his or her posts.
• The blog should be written with an audience of legal professionals or law students in mind.
• The majority of the blog’s content should be unique to the blog and not cross-posted or cut and pasted from other publications.
• We are not interested in blogs that more or less exist to promote the author’s products and services.
The form for nominations is available at this link.