Blawg Review‘s Anonymous Editor and Christmas Angel: For two years, I’ve had the pleasure of frequent typo alerts, pointers to items of interest, and words of encouragement, from Ed, the anonymous person who created and edits Blawg Review, the original carnival of law-related weblogs. I’ve been amazed over how thoroughly and consistently he covers the world of lawyer weblogging (and beyond). I’ve called Ed my “guardian angel” at times, but never knew his angel duties were global, and in partnership with that other all-seeing and omni-present creature of myth, Santa Claus.
Their unique joint venture became apparent for all to see this morning, when Angelonymous Ed and his alter ego Santa Claus presented the Blawg Review Awards 2006. Awards are given for the best law weblogs in numerous categories. “The list isn’t exhaustive, . . . . But those law blogs that have been given awards this year are certainly worth your attention. In many cases, they’re obvious choices. But there are a few surprises.”
Blawg Review Awards 2006
Forget the false shows of modesty, the Shlep Team is far too pleased to downplay our bright new Blawg Review Award 2006 — “Best Law Blog In the Public Interest.” It is a great honor to receive this particular award, which goes to the heart of our mission: presenting consistently useful information that will allow the public to be both better aware of its rights and better able to assert them and achieve meaningful and affordable access to justice (with or without lawyers).
More important, the award is a big nudge for the shlep Team to build on our four-month foundation, by consistently providing materials of high-quality, that are of practical use for consumers and practitioners, interesting enough to keep readers coming back often, and helpful resources for those seeking answers through search engines. [It it also a great opportunity to point out once again that the Editor continues to seek a co-Editor — or two — who will contribute a significant amount of time, knowledge and enthusiasm to making shlep fresh and timely every day.]
Many worthy law weblogs were honored in Blawg Rewiew Awards 2006, and deserve your attention. Of the more substantive awards, I’d like to call you attention to, and congratulate those that you will find below “under the fold.” Long-time weblogger buddies Carolyn Elefant, Robert Ambrogi, Evan Schaeffer, Denise Howell, Walter Olson, and J. Craig Williams get a special personal Hat Tip.
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