Voting is Open for the ABA’s Blawg 100

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The American Bar Association is running its third annual Blawg 100 contest. They winnowed a list of nominees down to 100 and divided them into 10 categories: News, Legal Theory, IMHO, Geo, Practice Specific, Business, Careers, Tech, Justice, and Lighter Fare.

I decided to throw my support behind those blogs that I read and enjoy among those 100. You’re only supposed to vote for 10, but I was only able to narrow down the list to my top 15.

  1. 3 Geeks and a Law Blog. Texans Greg Lambert, a law librarian at King & Spalding, Lisa Salazar, Internet marketing manager at Fulbright & Jaworski, and Toby Brown, Fulbright’s head of marketing and knowledge management do a great job addressing legal technology, the business of law and knowledge management.
  2. Above and Beyond KM. Mary Abraham takes knowledge management to the next level.
  3. Above the Law. We all need a little gossip now and then. Above the Law provides a look at the messy underbelly of practicing law.
  4. Adam Smith, Esq. Bruce MacEwen has an insightful look at large law firms topics of compensation, partnership models and practicing in a global marketplace
  5. AdamsDrafting. Ken Adams is the head cheerleader for drafting contracts in standard English.
  6. The Client Revolution. My neighbor, Jay Shepherd does a great job of thinking about how lawyers should re-think the relationships with their clients. He also runs the employment law blog Gruntled Employees.
  7. The Conglomerate. This crew of academics provide great information and insights into business, law, and economics.
  8. Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Dan Schwartz offers thoughtful, original posts on the latest news and trends in labor and employment law.
  9. Broc Romanek provides  coverage of corporate governance issues and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  10. Law21. Jordan Furlong writes great analyses of the present and future of the practice of law.
  11. Legal Blog Watch. Robert Ambrogi and Bruce Carton find newsworthy stories in the legal field.
  12. Real Lawyers Have Blogs. Kevin O’Keefe has been posting for years on how lawyers should embrace social media.
  13. Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites. Boston area lawyer Robert Ambrogi posts reviews of Web-based research and practice management tools and directs readers to publications and events that help them bone up on Web 2.0.
  14. Simple Justice Scott Greenfield provides great thoughts on criminal justice.
  15. Strategic Legal Technology. Ron Friedmann first introduced me to blogging. He does a great job covering issues that can help law firms with efficiency, including outsourcing, technology and knowledge management.