Do me a favor.  Take five minutes and fill out an American Bar association form (link here) nominating this blog to be included on the ABA’s list of the 100 best legal blogs.

The blog fits pretty well the criteria set out by the ABA for a nomination.  The ABA says:

  • 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 elsewhere 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.

There’s a box on the form where you have to explain your reasons for supporting the blog.  The question is "Why Are You A Fan Of This Blawg?’  If you are dry on reasons, here are a few suggestions:

  • This blog changed my life.  [fill in how and tell me about that too]  [Ex: In addition to feeling knowledgeable and up-to-date, I  am taller and better-looking when I go to Court as a result of reading the blog.]
  • It’s like a Cliffs Notes for the NC Business Court.  Mack reads the cases and summarizes them. and I don’t have read them.
  • Everybody I know reads this blog.  If that’s not true, tell everybody you know to read it. 

Please take the few minutes this will take.  After all, it is Friday.

Note that lawyers and personnel associated with Brooks Pierce are discouraged by the ABA from voting.  But I am specifically encouraged by the ABA to invite non-Brooks Pierce readers to send it  messages on behalf of this blog.

The deadline for nominations is September 7th.

Now, this is just the first step.  If I make the list I’ll ask you later in the year to vote for me.

Thanks in advance for your support of this blog.