2010 Annual Law Blog Awards Round-Em-Up

Where did 2010 go? I don’t know about you, but for me it went by far too quickly, and is now a blur. It was a year of new learning, new opportunity, and new possibilities. It is at this time of year that I like to check in on all the law blog awards that came out to wrap up the year. I like to see which of my favourite blogs won, which got missed and–yes indeed–which of my own efforts were recognized. Let’s do a quick review, shall we?–

2010 CLawBies – the Canadian Law Blog Awards

Congratulations to the winners! Very, very deserving. There is some great discussion in the awards announcement, plus lots of runners up listed, so well worth reading in full. Thanks also go to Steve Matthews and the folks at Stem Legal for putting this together once again. Well done!

1) The Fodden Award for Best Canadian Law Blog

2) Best Practitioner Blog

3) Legal Culture Award

4) Non-Legal Audience Award

5) Friend of the North Awards

6) EuroCan Connection Award

7) Best Legal News Blog

8) Practice Management Award

9) Law Librarian Blog Award

10) Best Legal Technology Blog

11) Best Practice Group Blog

12) Best New Law Blog Awards

13) Law Professor/Law Faculty Blog Award

The 2010 Blawggies – Dennis Kennedy’s Annual Best of Law-related Blogging Awards

This is the one that started it all! Dennis has been putting out his own law blogs for (how many?) years now. I’m simply GUTTED that Slaw missed the best overall law-related blog award (we came in runner-up), but I guess if we are going to lose out to anyone, if it has to be Kevin O’Keefe then I guess that is okay. Yes, I am being tongue-in-cheek, since these awards are all in good fun, but can assure you we read Dennis’ comments with great interest since we do respect his opinion. Here are Dennis’ award winners:

1. Best Overall Law-Related Blog – Real Lawyers Have Blogs

2. The Marty Schwimmer Best Practice-Specific Legal Blog – Ken Adams’s The Koncise Drafter

3. Best Law Practice Management Blog – Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Management Tips

4. Best Legal Blog Category – Law Librarian Blogs

5. Best Legal Blog Digest – Stark County Law Library Weblog

6. Best Blawg About Legal Blawgging and Social Media – Kevin O’Keefe’s Real Lawyers Have Blogs

7. The Kennedy-Mighell Report Best Legal Podcast – The Legal Talk Network Family of Podcasts

8. The Sherry Fowler Best Writing on a Blawg Award – Jordan Furlong’s Law21.ca

9. Best Law Professor Blog – Tie: Paul Caron’s The TaxProf Blog and Jim Maul’s Mauled Again

10. Best New Law-related Blog – Tie: Jane Genova’s Law and More and Rebecca Stahl’s Is Yoga Legal?

11. The DennisKennedy.Blog Best Legal Technology Blog – Jeff Richardson’s iPhone J.D.

12. Most Important Trend in Law-related Blogging – Social Media, the Mobile Platform and Personal Portals

ABA Journal 4th Annual Blawg 100 Popular Vote

Of the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 list of top law blogs, these are the favourites in each category as selected by their readers. I have to say, I’m tickled pink to see 3 Geeks and a Law Blog win since I’m a fan. Congratulations to these favourites, and all who made the cut in the 4th Annual Blawg 100!

1. Court Watch

2. Torts

3. In Labor

4. Law Biz

5. News

6. Law Prof Plus

7. Criminal Justice


9. Niche

10. IP Law

11. For Fun

12. Legal Tech

I hope, like me, you have seen some favourites celebrated, and discovered some new favourites too. Happy reading!

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