Yesterday the Webbies were announced. They’re described by the New York Times as ‘the Oscars of the internet’, and are judged by a panel which includes Simpsons creator Matt Groening and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Once you get beyond the gushing over the creative use of new technologies by Stephen Colbert for the Colbert Report and Will.i.am on the Obama campaign, the list includes a couple of quite excellent law-related websites.
Out-law by Pinsent/Masons we’ve blogged about over the last couple of years, won the overall Best Website Award. Even more remarkable, it was the first non-US site to be nominated in that category in the Webbies’ 12 year history.
The other winner was the American Bar Association for the ABA Journal which has gone from strength to strength. Curiously the Award isn’t mentioned in the Journal’s website although it is featured low down in the main ABA site