It’s December, and you know what that means: it’s Clawbies season! That’s right, it’s time to start nominating blogs for the 11th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards.
As always, you can get all the details over at clawbies.ca, but here’s the short version of what you need to know:
- Nominate up to 3 of your favourite Canadian law blogs, podcasts, or video blogs via a blog post or Twitter (be sure to tag your nomination tweets with #clawbies2016).
- Don’t nominate your own blog (really). By nominating others, your own blog will be automatically considered!
- Nominations are open until end of day on Thursday, December 22nd, and winners will be announced on New Year’s Eve.
Our season opening post is justifiably a bit hesitant on 2016. It hasn’t been the best year for intellectually honest commentary — what with partisan media, clickbait, and outright ‘fake’ news sources (which we’ve probably already heard too much about). That said, legal blogging is, and always has been, part of the solution and not part of the problem. Every time we entice educated professionals to share their analysis or factually supported opinions, we leave a positive mark on the digital world. And frankly, that’s something we can all support.
This year’s awards will reflect some exciting changes, including a few twists and additions to the categories. Our judging team looks forward to seeing your nominations coming rolling in!