It’s time for nominations for the 2018 ABA Journal Web 100 (formerly “Blawg 100”). The Web 100 includes law blogs, social media accounts, and a couple other categories. You can nominate as many folks in as many categories as you’d like, using the Web 100 amici form. Here’s who I’ll be nominating and why.
Here are the only blawgs I read on a regular basis. I value my time and they’re worth the price of admission:
Lawyers and Liquor: In the Jeremy Richter-Boozy Barrister Venn diagram, there is very little ideological overlap. But where we intersect is in things that are important to us and reflected in our writings – being good lawyers and representing our clients well. Boozy’s blog, Lawyers & Liquor, informative, irreverent (like really irreverent), and funny. I’ve been reading Boozy’s work for the better part of two years, and I’ll continue doing so for the foreseeable future.
Big Law Investor: I go to BLI to learn all the things I didn’t know that I didn’t know about personal finance. Josh Holt disseminates information to his audience in a way that is practical, digestible, and implementable. Despite its name, BLI is for any lawyer who wants to improve his knowledge of personal finance and better position himself for building wealth.
Financial Panther: What I’ve learned from Financial Panther is that there is no hustle too big or too small so long as it serves the goal of financial independence through additional income. As far as I’m concerned, Financial Panther is the personal embodiment of the gig economy, and he shares with other lawyers how they can be successful doing the same.
Law Twitter is an interesting and diverse place. It ranges from snarky to informative, and too many good follows for me to mention here. Here are some noteworthy accounts that are worthy of a follow and a nomination:
@J_dot_J: One of the stalwarts of #InHouseTwitter, she is smart and savage. She brings personality and a semi-anonymous face to the personal and corporate sides of being in-house counsel. At any given moment, JJ can be found sharing profound insights, speaking a kind word to another lawyer, or eviscerating some dimwit who has punched above his class.
@biglawfail: BigLaw Fail draws cartoons that expose the innards of the world of lawyering. When reading his comics, I have sometimes face-palmed, other times LOL’ed, and more frequently sent cartoon strip to another lawyer because what is depicted is something that literally just happened.
@associatesmind: Keith Lee is an ever-present source of legal news, exhibits of bad lawyer behavior, and assorted snark. He’s an innovator, a connector of people, and one of the most extroverted folks I’ve ever met. Keith’s Twitter feed is a must-follow if for no other reason than to watch all the people he intersects with.
If you follow any lawyers who have contributed to your knowledge, amusement, practice management, or cynical worldview, consider nominating them for the 2018 ABA Journal Web 100.
Disclaimer: One of the ABA’s rules for the 2018 ABA Journal Web 100 is not to nominate other people on a reciprocal basis and to disclose relationships with those you nominate. In that vein, I’m “internet friends” with some of these folks and actual real life friends with others. I’m nominating all of them without any expectation or reciprocity.
Artwork by Elmarie Jara.