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ABA Law Blogs Voting – Shameless Vote Solicitation

If you like GlobalTort, you may also be open minded enough to take a minute to toss in a vote for the blog for the ABA Journal’s process for selecting the Top 100 Blawgs (law blogs). The voting for this year’s selection ends tomorrow, Sept. 7 (who knew?). The details for voting are at this link. The process could take as little as a minute. Votes are appreciated but the blog will go on in any event. Thanks for considering GlobalTort.

The description by the ABA of the selection process follows:

"We’re working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d like your advice on which blawgs you think we should include.

Use the form below to tell us about a blawg—not your own—that you read regularly and think other lawyers should know about. Or if you don’t have particular blawgs in mind but think blawgs from a certain practice areas should be represented in the Blawg 100, you can use this form to let us know which ones. If there is more than one blawg you want to support, feel free to send us additional amici through the form. We may include some of the best comments in our Blawg 100 coverage. But keep your remarks pithy—you have a 500-character limit.

Friend-of-the-blawg briefs are due no later than Sept. 7, 2012.

About Blawg 100 Amici

Blawggers, by all means tell your readers about Blawg 100 Amici and invite them to send us messages on behalf of your blawg.

But please know that we discourage amici from:

• Blawggers who nominate their own blawgs or blawgs to which they have previously contributed posts.

• Wives and husbands who nominate their spouses’ blawgs.

• Employees of law firms who nominate blawgs written by their co-workers.

• Public relations professionals in the employ of lawyers or law firms who nominate their clients’ blawgs.

• Pairs of blawggers who have clearly entered into a gentlemen’s agreement to nominate each other.

There is no specific criteria that a blawgger can meet to be guaranteed a spot on the Blawg 100. And we think our list would suffer if there were. A blawg’s whole can be greater than the sum of its parts, and a blawg that never fails to post that daily update, has a beautiful design and an unwavering topical focus can very often have less of an impact than another blawg that is less consistent on all fronts.

That said, please keep these criteria in mind when submitting Blawg 100 amici:

• We’re primarily interested in blawgs in which the author is recognizable as someone working in a legal field or studying law in the vast majority of his or her posts.

• The blawg should be written with an audience of legal professionals or law students—rather than potential clients or potential law students—in mind.

• The majority of the blawg’s content should be unique to the blawg and not cross-posted or cut and pasted from other publications.

• We are not interested in blawgs that more or less exist to promote the author’s products and services.

Again, the ABA voting form is here.

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