We don’t think it’s a coincidence that many cultures celebrate festivals of light and hope during some of the darkest winter months. It’s exactly when things seem most difficult that we benefit most from celebrating our communities, our accomplishments, and each other with gratitude and gifts.
In that spirit, despite (or maybe even because of) all the challenges around us, we’re breaking out all the balloons, candles, noisemakers, and treats we can find to announce: It’s time to prepare for the 18th Annual Clawbie Awards! Today we open nominations to our annual awards seeking the best, most original, and most influential Canadian legal content on the Web.
Once again this year, we are inviting our friends and colleagues in the Canadian legal community (hint: this includes you!) to share your favourite blogs, social media accounts, podcasts, newsletters and more. We always marvel at the enthusiasm with which you’ve responded, and how gladly nominators spread the word about content providers who they feel deserve attention and recognition. That’s how we discover new publications every year, and we’re just as enthused to share the very best of them with everyone.
So pull out your party clothes, put on your favourite tunes, and get ready for our annual New Year’s Eve Party, the announcement of the winners of the 2023 Clawbies. But remember: The party can’t get started until you get nominating! Here are all the details:
The Clawbies celebrate free online Canadian legal content. It’s all fair game: blogs, podcasts, videos, social accounts, legal newsletters, platform commentary, CanLII Connects, whitepapers, and beyond.
How can I participate?
While we review each publication listed at Lawblogs.ca, we also rely on the community to surface the most helpful, engaging and informative Canadian legal content through our social nomination process.
Tell us who made the world a little better with their content in 2023. Using your Twitter account (with hashtag #clawbies2023) or law blog, help us identify your best of 2023!
As usual, we’ve really only got two rules.
Rule #1: Our “humble Canadian” rule: don’t nominate your own publication or project for a Clawbie. It doesn’t work that way. The only surefire way of getting your work on our radar is to give props to other commentary authors. Follow this rule and we’ll take a look at your work too!
Rule #2: Nominate up to three digital publications or authors via blog post or tweets (using the hashtag #clawbies2023). They must be freely available at no cost. Be sure to include a brief explanation of why you think those authors deserve an award!
Nominations will be accepted until the end of day on Friday, December 15th, 2023. Then stay tuned, because this year’s winners will be announced on New Year’s Eve.