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The ABA’s Top 100 Blawgs and Some of My Top Posts

The ABA Journal publishes a “Blawg Directory” of more than 3500 law blogs (get it? blog + law = blawg), and each year the ABA accepts nominations to choose the 100 best. If you’ve appreciated the blog posts here, then I hope you will take a minute to vote for Cogent Legal Blog through this link. (Note, the link only works on desktops or laptops, not mobile devices, which I find rather strange. Apologies if you try to click through on your iPhone and iPad and get a “cannot connect” message. I hope you’ll try it on a computer.)

This contest is sort of the Oscars for legal blogging and can really help gain blog readers and elevate a firm’s profile. You can nominate more than one blog, so I encourage you to nominate any and all blogs you believe other attorneys should check out. 

To the ABA’s credit, they have created a nomination process that results in a list of top 100 blogs that are high quality and a great resource for attorneys to find worthwhile blogs and websites. The 2011 list of winners includes several blogs I admire and voted for last year. The “blawg amici” form asks you to describe in 500 characters or less a law-related blog you think other lawyers should know about, and to include the blog’s URL, by Sept. 7. For this blog, it’s

Ever since I launched Cogent Legal in early 2011 and started this blog, I’ve endeavored to publish timely, practical and interesting posts about litigation graphics and strategy, courtroom presentations, legal technology and law firm marketing.

Since January 1, my three most popular posts have been:

  1. The Equipment and Apps You Need to Present Your Case in Court (includes a downloadable handout)
  2. E-Briefs on the iPad: An Exciting New Tool to Give Attorneys an Edge
  3. The Best Way to Get Demonstrative Evidence Admitted at Trial

And since we’re on the topic of blogging, if you have a blog or are thinking of starting one, you might like this older post “Some Pitfalls of Legal Blogging and  5 Favorite Law Blogs.

If you’re a regular reader and friend of the firm, I really thank you for your time and support. If you’re new to this blog, I hope you’ll subscribe.

One final note: I’m going to update and promote my links page. If you have a blog that you think is compatible with mine and would like to suggest a link exchange, please tell me about it in the comments below. Thanks, and don’t forget to vote in the ABA’s Blawg 100. 

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